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Match Preview: Derby County v Leeds United

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An extra goal scored and conceded is all that separates Derby County and Leeds United ahead of their Saturday lunchtime clash at the iPro Stadium.

Derby County face Leeds United

Derby County face Leeds United

Both sides are unbeaten but are still searching for their first victory, having drawn all of their opening four matches in the Championship and suffered first-round exits from the Capital One Cup.

Derby are one of the favourites for promotion this season, but have been very slow out of the blocks.

They suffered the loss of Will Hughes to long-term injury on the opening-day goalless draw at Bolton Wanderers, before going out to League Two Portsmouth in the cup.

Paul Clement’s men have shown good character to come from behind and earn all three of their points, however, doing so against Charlton Athletic, Middlesbrough and most recently Birmingham City.

The Rams should fancy their chances of getting that first victory on the board against Leeds, though, having won 11 of their last 13 meetings.

Other than coming from behind against Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday and the goalless draw with Reading the previous week, Uwe Rosler’s men have been guilty of letting winning positions slip away.

They did so against Burnley on the opening weekend and Doncaster Rovers in their penalty-shootout defeat in the cup, before losing a two-goal lead with a minute to go against newly-promoted Bristol a City at Ashton Gate.

Had they held on in those games, they would have been occupying fourth place as opposed to their current position of 15th.

Nothing could separate the sides last season as they exchanged 2-0 wins, and their current form suggests that this could be a closely-fought game.

Derby and Leeds fans… How do you see the game going? What would a win mean? Is this where your side’s season finally starts? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


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