Best bets from battle of Coral partners as Leeds host Derby
Five tasty tips from Leeds v Derby odds as Coral partners clash
Get a load of this, as great prices are up for grabs from Leeds v Derby odds, with Friday Night Football this week featuring the two Championship teams and fellow Coral partners colliding at Elland Road.
It’s a Coral derby of sorts, so naturally we are the best bookies to come to for all your betting needs on this English second tier tussle.
So, read on to find out our favourite flutters for this upcoming rumble, as Leeds United eye the chance to go ahead of fourth-placed Huddersfield Town, while Derby County seek to close some of the five point gap with Garry Monk’s men…
Leeds to defeat Derby outright
With just those aforementioned five points between the Elland Road outfit and the Rams, there is value to be found in the outright match market.
Play-off place hopefuls Leeds are an enticing 8/5 just to win and clinch a crucial three points on Friday night.
We fancy the team in white to edge it, as they haven’t been defeated at home by Derby since 2013. While, Monk’s men have been strong in front of home fans with only three losses on their West Yorkshire soil all season, and two of those came before they hit their stride at the beginning of term.
Leeds victory and over 2.5 goals
If you fancy Leeds to come out top from this fray, but want the chance to potentially pocket more, punters can look to the combined to win and over/under goals market.
There have been over 2.5 strikes notched in two from their previous three meetings with the Rams, while Monk’s men have tasted triumph in three of their last four fixtures across all competitions, with at least three goals on the scoresheet in those trio of wins.
So, a victory for the Beeston-based boys and over 2.5 goals in the game is a nifty 19/5 to come off.
Both teams to score
In six of the previous nine dust-ups between Leeds and Derby, both the Peacocks and the Rams have found the net.
With 58 Championship strikes clocked-up between them this campaign and positive goal differences for the two second tier teams, both clubs to be on target at even-money is yet more top value for this tussle.
Chris Wood to convert anytime
On his last start for Leeds, which came against fellow Yorkshire club Rotherham United, wily frontman Wood showed why he has been picked, more often than not, to spearhead the fallen giants.
It was a brilliant brace from the Kiwi that helped see off the Millers in a 3-0 win, but he was hauled off before he could bag a hat-trick, so should be hungry for more heroics here.
Having already equalled his Championship tally of 13 goals from last season, and surpassed his haul in all competitions with 16 in 28 outings, Wood is a plum 13/8 price to poach anytime.
It just so happens that the hitman smashed two in two past the Rams’ rearguard last term as well. Food for thought.
Tom Ince to hit the target first for Rams
As for Steve McClaren’s side, there are also tasty Championship best bets to be had on the Midlands men too.
English wingman Tom Ince has been to the Rams’ rescue rather a lot recently, including last time out against West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup third round.
It is four goals for instrumental Ince in his last seven showings, in performances that have understandably led to rumours regarding Newcastle United interest in the Derby net threat.
So, take odds of 14/5 for Ince to be the first away team scorer.
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