Preview: Leeds United v Derby County

Preview: Leeds United v Derby County

We preview Saturday's clash.

Leeds United welcome Derby County to Elland Road on Saturday (12:30pm) in the Sky Bet Championship. The Whites go into this fixture top of the league, whilst visitors Derby are without a win in their last five games, Phillip Cocu’s side having only won one game all season which came on the opening day of the season against Huddersfield Town.

 

Manager/head coach

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Derby County: Phillip Cocu 

 

League position

Leeds United: 1st

Derby County: 19th

 

Form

Leeds United: WWDLW

Derby County: DLDLD

 

Top scorer

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford, Eddie Nketiah (4)

Derby County: Martyn Waghorn (3)

 

Head to head

Leeds United wins: 57

Draws: 28

Derby County: 38

 

Last time at Elland Road

Leeds United 2 (Dallas 24, 62) Derby County 4 (Marriot 45, 85 Mount 46, Wilson 58) –Wednesday 15th May 2019 (Championship)

 

Team news

Adam Forshaw misses out with a minor hip injury and Jordan Stevens remains banned. Luke Ayling could be in the squad after featuring for the Under-23s on Monday and Friday.. Derby are without injured players Mason Bennett, Jayden Bogle, Craig Forsyth and Andre Wisdom. Tom Lawrence also misses out through suspension.


The key battle

Kalvin Phillips v Tom Huddlestone

Kalvin Phillips will be looking to win the midfield battle as he comes up against experienced midfielder Tom Huddlestone on Saturday. Phillips has recently signed a new five year contract with the Whites and will be looking to continue his impressive start to the season. Huddlestone has appeared in every Championship game for Derby this season but is yet to grab a goal or an assist.

 

Latest odds

Leeds United: 4/11

Draw: 15/4

Derby County: 15/2 (Odds correct at time of article published)

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