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Leeds United vs Derby County Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

17:43 SAST 2019/05/15
Pontus Jansson Leeds
Having beaten the Rams three times already this season, Al Hain-Cole expects Bielsa's men to book their place in the play-off final with another win

Leeds will be looking to confirm their place in the Championship play-off final when they welcome Derby County to Elland Road for Wednesday's semi-final second leg.

Marcelo Bielsa's men are in a strong position after running out 1-0 winners at Pride Park on Saturday, putting an end to a run of four games without a win.

Latest odds

Having now won all three of the meetings against this opposition this season, they are 7/10 (1.70) favourites with William Hill to book their tickets to Wembley with another victory here.

That defeat was the first in seven fixtures for the Rams, who are 4/1 (5.00) outsiders to get back into the tie by coming out on top.

Just one of the last seven meetings between this pair has resulted in draw, but you can get odds of 14/5 (3.80) on this one finishing up all square.

Team news

Pontus Jansson remains a doubt after missing the first leg due to injury, while Adam Forshaw, Gjanni Alioski and Barry Douglas are all ruled out. Kemar Roofe is injured but Patrick Bamford is available once again following suspension.

Martyn Waghorn and Ashley Cole could be in contention following injury, although Craig Bryson, Andy King, Marcus Olsson, Craig Forsyth and Curtis Davies are all long-term absentees.

Preview

Having collected just one point from their final four matches and missed out on automatic promotion in disappointing circumstances, Leeds looked up against it to find a way past Frank Lampard's in-form team.

However, the impressive 1-0 victory at Pride Park reinforced their superiority over an opponent they have now beaten three times this campaign - scoring seven goals and conceding only one.

Predictions

Indeed, it is hard to see Derby getting back into the tie considering they have only won once in 10 away matches, with those 7/10 (1.70) odds actually looking like solid value on them leaving Elland Road on the back of another defeat.

Leeds to win for a 2.5pt stake at 7/10 (1.70) with William Hill