Derby 2/1 to beat Leeds in Saturday’s Championship playoff matchup
Market: Derby win
Odds: 2/1 @ Bet 365
Looking to pick up an early advantage in their playoff semi-final first-leg, Derby will welcome Leeds to Pride Park on Saturday evening.
Starting with the hosts, enjoying a bright end to the campaign, Derby managed to secure their spot in the playoffs on the final weekend of this year’s Championship campaign. In their 46 domestic matches this year, they recorded 20 wins, 14 draws and 12 defeats, scoring 69 and conceding 54 in return. Finishing the season in sixth place and occupying the final playoff spot, Derby are unbeaten in their last six Championship appearances, winning four of those contests. More impressive, Derby have won their last four matches at Pride Park, scoring two or more goals in each of those victories.
As for the visitors, enduring a woeful end to the Championship season, Leeds had to end up settling for a spot in the playoffs. In their 46 matches this year, they recorded 25 wins, eight draws and 13 defeats, scoring 73 and conceding 50 in return. Finishing the year with a points tally of 83, the Whites eventually finished the year six points adrift of automatic promotion. As for their recent run of results, Leeds failed to win any of their last four matches of the season, losing three of those contests. More worrying, they have also now lost three of their last four matches away from Elland Road.
Bet: Derby 2/1 to beat Leeds in Saturday’s Championship playoff matchup @ Bet 365