Match: Leeds United v Derby County
Date: 11 January 2018
Time: 19.45 BST, 2.45 PM EDT, 16.45 ART
Venue: Elland Road
Television: Sky Sports Football in the UK/Ireland, SportsMax in the Caribbean, beIN Sports 2 in New Zealand & Australia, beIN Sports HD 11 in the Middle East, ESPN2 Sur in Argentina & South America, Sky HD in Mexico & Central America, Viasport 2 in Norway, and TV3 Sport HD in Sweden
Streaming: LUTV in a number of different countries, ESPN+ in the United States, SportsMax App in the Caribbean, beIN Sports Connect in the Middle East, New Zealand, & Australia, DAZN in Germany Canada, Italy, Austria, & Switzerland, ESPN Play Sur in South America, Viaplay in Norway & Sweden, and Sky GO Extra in the UK/Ireland
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All-time Record: Leeds v Derby: 55W 28D 37L
Reverse Fixture: 11 August 2018: Derby County 1-4 Leeds
Leeds face off against sixth place Derby County tonight at Elland Road, and the stakes are pretty high. Leeds are coming off of two straight losses in the league, and three straight overall, and need to right the ship to continue on their quest for automatic promotion.
In contrast, Derby needs a positive result as well, as they need all the points they can get to stem any challenge to their position in the playoffs. Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers, and Derby’s eternal rivals Nottingham Forest all sit only four points away from them, and a couple of poor results could see one (or more) of those teams overtake them. Derby has only won one of their last five matches, and they sorely need a win.
Bielsa: "The problems the team has are not an excuse not to win the game. Douglas and Pablo are missing and we can find a solution for both positions." #lufc— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 9, 2019
Leeds will be missing Barry Douglas and Pablo Hernandez is a serious doubt for Friday’s match, meaning that Leeds will once again have to call up players from the youth team to fill the holes in the first team. The positive news is that Liam Cooper is back, but that is tempered by the absence of Kalvin Phillips, who will be suspended.
Can Leeds overcome the all of the missing players to get a win? Or will Frank Lampard’s Derby get a result?
Let us know what you think in the comments!