Leeds United will face Derby County at Elland Road Stadium, in Leeds, in the English Championship Play-Offs second leg. Leeds United against Derby County is the match with the big interest after their last match in Championship.
The Rams lost the first game playing at home ground with minimal 0:1 result. Even Pride Park doesn’t help Derby County to score at least 1 goal. After the bad season’s end, Leeds look confidently to take return game at Elland Road with a big advantage against Derby. As it was expected, Marcelo Bielsa overtook Frank Lampard on the tactical game and made the required result. Review our thoughts on this match below.
As we predicted before the first game, Leeds United showed better performance and finally won the match. Even playing away, they controlled 57% of possession and made 12 goal attempts. Guests had more dangerous moments and made everything to take the match under their control. Liam Cooper, Gaetano Berardi, and Luke Ayling looked very confidently protecting the goal area. The whole game mostly was in the center of the field. The Peacocks had 8 corner kicks, which cause every time very dangerous moments. Kemar Roofe had 5 shots, twice shots were on target. After a break, players started to play more aggressively and collected 3 yellow cards. Eunan O’Kane and Barry Douglas are injured until July so they will miss the next match. Adam Forshaw after getting an injury at the 22nd minute of the first match, very likely that miss return game.
Derby County lost first match with 0:1 result playing at Pride Park Stadium. This result has upset the team and fans because the next game will be away, which makes the situation worse. Unfortunately, Frank Lampard did not find a way to beat his rivals, and in the next game, he will have to do his best to fight for the final stage. The home team lost possession and match control, which gave a big advantage to create dangerous moments for opponents. During all the game, Derby made 7 shots, without any shot on target. They lost control of the first half, however, that half was much more successful for them. The second half started from the yellow card and conceded a goal. Until the end of the match, Derby played aggressively collecting 4 yellow cards. Very likely, that experienced Ashley Cole, Curtis Davies, Craig Forsyth, and Ikechi Anya will miss next game due to injuries, what can strongly effect teams strength.
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