Leeds hoping to Make Second Shot at Promotion Count
The second of the two Championship playoff games takes place on Wednesday night, with Leeds hosting Derby. This game is finely balanced, although the advantage is certainly with Leeds, who hold a one goal lead. They also have home advantage here, after a great win on the road but the key they need to remember is that just one goal can completely change this game.
Since the Leeds 'spygate' incident which involved Derby, these two have had a bit of a rivalry, and I am sure Leeds and their fans will remind Frank Lampard and Derby of that. This is going to be played in a very hostile environment, and Derby are going to have to cope with that. They have had their time in front of their home fans, now it is time to go away, into the lions den so to speak.
Before this game, Leeds had a question mark hanging over their head about their mental ability to get through this game. They are a very good team, but being so close to promotion through the automatic positions will have hurt them, and they needed a regroup. That is exactly what we saw on Saturday, which will have delighted the Leeds faithful, and now all they have to do is go out there and finish the job.
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It is no surprise to see Leeds priced up as the favourites for this one, they are available at 7/10 to win the game in 90 minutes. This will be tough for Derby, and they are available at 4/1 to win in 90 minutes, while the draw can be backed at 14/5 which would see Leeds go through due to their first leg advantage.