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LUFC Leeds v Derby Match Preview

Leeds United kick off their Championship season this weekend with a home game against Derby County.

The Game is Leeds first back in the second tier of English football after three years in League One.

Form

Leeds
The Whites enjoyed promotion as runners up from League One last season and will hope to keep up the momentum.

In pre season, they have played six games, winning four and losing two.

They beat MFK Kosice 1-0, SK Brann 3-1, Hartlepool 5-0 and Wolves 3-1 whilst they lost to MFK Ruzomberok 1-0 and Bury 4-0.

Last season at home, Leeds won 14, drew 6 and lost 3.

Recent home league form (last game first) WWWLLD

Derby
The Rams finished last season in fourteenth place in the Championship.

In pre season they have played six games, they have won 3, drawn 2 and lost 1.

They have beaten, Burton Albion 1-0, Chesterfield 5-4 and Stoke City 1-0. They drew 3-3 with Bournemouth and 1-1 with Southend. There only defeat came in their last pre season game when they went down 2-1 to Birmingham City.

Last season on their travels, Derby won 3, drew 8 and lost 12.

Recent away league form (last game first) LdWDdL

History

The two clubs paths have crossed on 103 occasions with 50 of those coming at Elland Road.

Leeds have a fantastic home record in these encounters with 32 wins to Derby`s 7 and 11 being drawn.

The last time the two clubs met in the league at Elland Road was in the Championship in the 2006/07 season when Derby won 1-0.

The two sides have met on the opening day of the season three times in the last fourteen years with Leeds winning one and two being drawn.

Last ten meetings at Elland Road. (League unless stated)
1990/91 Leeds 2-1 Derby Full Members Cup
1996/97 Leeds 0-0 Derby
1997/98 Leeds 4-3 Derby
1998/99 Leeds 4-1 Derby
1999/00 Leeds 0-0 Derby
2000/01 Leeds 0-0 Derby
2001/02 Leeds 3-0 Derby
2004/05 Leeds 1-0 Derby
2005/06 Leeds 3-1 Derby
2006/07 Leeds 0-1 Derby

Betting (Odds supplied by Bet365)

Leeds 11/10
Draw 11/5
Derby 13/5

Title Odds

Leeds 18/1
Derby 40/1

Leading goalscorer

Becchio - Leeds 33/1
Paynter - Leeds 50/1

Hulse - Derby 28/1
Davies - Derby 66/1


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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Thursday August 5 2010
Time: 9:08PM

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