Wednesday, at 19:45, Leeds United and Derby County meet in the semi-final of the Championship semi-final of Championship promotion, the second English league. Hosts trained by Marcelo Bielsa have the full squad, while guests are without a number of very important players.
Without Cole, Davies, Forsyth, Bryson, King, and Waghorn, Derby comes to Elland Road with the thought of a miracle. The Derby was forced to go on a move, thanks to the goal scored by Kemar Roofe (55 minutes). It ended 1-0, after a clearly dominated game by Leeds, which had priority over all major statistics. The host team had a better possession (57%), pulled 12 times at the gate and won the corner of the corners with 8-1, after an impressive match as the organization of the game.
In fact, Leeds has also imposed his style in the last three straight duels against Derby County, which he won with 1-0, 2-0, and 4-1 in the last year. Leeds should have been promoted directly, but the season’s end was not successful for Marcelo Bielsa’s students who scored three defeats and a draw in the last four stages! The Derby tournament benefit showed how well Leeds can play on a good day and Derby has weaknesses that can be exploited. The absences in Frank Lampard’s team could be decisive, and the promotion quota for the hosts reached 1.10.
Derby is forced to attack Leeds and the creative players on Elland Road should have a lot of chances on the counter. A goal scored by Leeds would be very important, and Derby knows he has to register at least once to continue the dream of promotion. It is possible to witness a spectacular first half, if the score is quickly opened. We are betting on goals, but we know that whites are great favorites in winning and promoting the Premier League.
PREDICTION: Leeds to win @ 1,72