Another round of weekend matches from the English Championship and we get started at Elland Road as Leeds United welcome Derby County for a 12.30pm kick-off that will be shown live on Sky Sports. The stands will be packed and there will be plenty more following this one on TV. Here are our top Leeds v Derby betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
Bookmakers have responded to the increased interest in this one by offering over 100 markets on the outcome of this match. Make your predictions and get your cash down before kick-off or take advantage of the many in-play options available, most of which remain live until the full-time whistle. A bet is as exciting in the final few minutes as it was before the start.
Leeds sit top of the league after seven games going into the round and the pacesetters show stats of five wins, a draw and one defeat. Fans are excited but have been here before, of course, with the club throwing away their promotion hopes in the final few weeks. The locals aim to secure automatic promotion and avoid the lottery of playoff football.
Leeds With a Home Advantage
Will they make home advantage count and get the better of a strong Derby County side who have drawn three of their last five? Leeds are favourites in the pre-match betting and have been chalked up at 2/5 with most firms, including Unibet. The draw goes 17/5 at Ladbrokes while an away win upset can be backed at 15/2, top price when playing at Bet365. We’re backing Leeds but will shoot for a bigger price and back them to win and both teams to score.