leeds look to secure english championship play-off final spot

10:30    15 May 2019

Liam Cooper, Leeds United
Leeds will look to secure their place in the English Championship play-offs final when they host Derby County in a second leg semifnal at Elland Road on Wednesday night.

The match is scheduled to get underway at 8:45pm.

Check the Fox Sports Africa TV schedule for all the live action details, with the match broadcast on Fox Sports 2.

After coming through the first leg 1-0 at Pride Park, Leeds United will look to make it four consecutive H2H wins against Derby County.

However, the 'Lillywhites' are winless in their last two home matches (D1, L1) and have scored under 1.5 goals in their last three home games.

Additionally, they have lost four of the eight home league matches where the opponent scored first, and have seen 47.83% of their Championship home games finish with over 2.5 goals.

With Leeds reaching the play-offs for the first time in nearly ten years, manager Marcelo Bielsa now needs to go one step further; Leeds haven't won the play-offs in their last four attempts having reached the final on three occasions.

Derby manager Frank Lampard has his own challenge; 17 previous Championship teams that have lost the semi-final first leg have never reached the final!

However, In their eighth time qualifying, they've reached three finals, winning promotion once (2007).

Having come from behind to win in three Championship away days this season, the 'Rams' are capable candidates.

However, Derby have lost 69.23% of their Championship away games when they conceded the opener, and will look for a quick first goal as they are unbeaten when scoring first away from home this league season (W4, D5).
 

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