We analyse Friday's fixture.

Leeds United take on Frank Lampard's Derby County at Elland Road on Friday night (7:45pm) in a game which Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa has described as a game "we have no excuses whatsoever not to win".  In the second game of the season, Leeds recorded a fine 4-1 victory against the Rams courtesy of goals from Mateusz Klich, Ezgjan Alioski and a brace from Kemar Roofe.  Derby currently occupy the final Play-Off spot in the Sky Bet Championship, with the Whites still top, eight points ahead of the Rams.  A Leeds victory would take Leeds five points above Norwich City in second place who play on Saturday.

Head coach/manager

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Derby County: Frank Lampard


League position

Leeds United: 1st

Derby County: 6th


Recent form

Leeds United: WWLLL

Derby County: DLWDD


Top scorer

Leeds United: Kemar Roofe (13)

Derby County: Jack Marriott/Harry Wilson (10)


Head to head

Leeds United wins: 55

Draws: 28

Derby County: 37 


Last time at Elland Road

Tuesday 31st October 2017

Sky Bet Championship


Leeds United 1 (Lasogga 7)

Derby County 2 (Winnall 72, pen 80)


Leeds: Lonergan, Ayling, Pennington (Grot 84), Jansson, Dallas, O’Kane, Vieira, Saiz, Alioski (Hernandez 84), Roofe (Sacko 76), Lasogga.  Subs not used: Wiedwald, Anita, Shaughnessy, Klich.

Derby: Carson, Forsyth, Keogh, Martin, Lawrence, Wisdom, Johnson, Winnall (Thorne 88), Davies, Ledley (Weimenn 68), Huddlestone.  Subs not used: Mitchell, Baird, Pearce, Vydra, Thomas. 


Team news

Liam Cooper could return for Leeds, but there are doubts over the fitness of Pablo Hernandez.  Barry Douglas is sidelined with injury, along with Patrick Bamford, Gaetano Berardi and Izzy Brown and Stuart Dallas.  Lewis Baker was also this week recalled from his loan by Chelsea.  Harry Wilson is a doubt for Derby after missing their FA Cup draw at Southampton, but  Bradley Johnson could be in contention to return for the Rams after a five match ban along wtih Scott Malone following injury.


The key battle

Pontus Jansson v Jack Marriott

After hitting his first goal for Derby at the end of September following his summer move from Peterborough United, Marriott has continued to find the net for the Rams.  He's netted two goals in Derby's last three games and is Derby's joint top scorer. Jansson will be looking to stop him from adding to that tally on Friday night.


Betting odds with Ladbrokes

Leeds United: 5/6

Draw: 27/10

Derby County: 3/1

(Odds correct at time of article published)

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