Leeds United and Derby County meet at Elland Road, in a return match for this phase of the Championship (Promotion Play-offs – Semi-finals), after the victory outside Leeds United by (0-1) in the match outward. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 11-01-2019, in a match for the Championship that ended with the victory of Leeds United by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by K. Roofe (20 ‘) and J. Harrison (47’) for Leeds United. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Derby County presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team comes to this second leg with an advantage of 1 goal, after the away win by (0-1) in the first leg. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses at their stadium, with 25 goals scored and 16 conceded. For the league, Leeds United won 19 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 47 games in this competition, he only managed 5 comebacks in the 23 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Leeds United enter this game motivated, after having defeated the Derby, by 1-0, in the first leg of the semifinal of the play-offs of promotion: Kemar Roofe scored the only goal of the team. It is important to emphasize that the home club has not won for four games. The whole house is the feared teams of this second division, being that on the attack front has a trio of great quality: Pablo Hernández, Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford. It is possible that in the midfield Adam Forshaw, Kalvin Phillips and Klich are the players selected by coach Marcelo Bielsa. It should be noted that one of the gaps in this team are duels in the passing game. The coach of the house can count on all his players.
After the defeat at home, the visiting team comes to this second leg with a disvalue of 1 goal and with the difficult task of recovering this negative result as a visitor. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 26 conceded; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 away league matches Derby County has a record of 1 win, 5 draws and 4 losses, so they have won 8 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 47 matches in this competition, he only had 6 comebacks in the 22 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Derby County enters this unmotivated day, after a defeat, by 0-1, in the reception at Leeds. The greatest valence of the foreigners resides in the capacity that demonstrates, in driving their offensive attacks through fast transitions. It should be noted that from a defensive point of view the difficulties increase when the opposing team attacks through the wings. The number 7 Harry Wilson is responsible for making sense of the rival defense, its highest quality being the final. Everything indicates that the foreign trainer should not be able to count on Bryson, Forsyth and Davies, all delivered to the medical department.