Derby and Leeds are two of the biggest clubs in the Championship, yet neither is posing too great a threat to the promotion places at present. In a bid to turn their fortunes around, the Rams have reappointed Steve McClaren as manager. The former England boss’ second spell in charge begins at home to the men from Elland Road on Saturday afternoon, but what sort of results has this fixture thrown up in the past?
DERBY COUNTY VS LEEDS UNITED – AT DERBY
Since the formation of the Premier League, these two teams have locked horns 15 times in the East Midlands with points at stake. The first six of these encounters took place in the top-flight, with Leeds securing three wins and three draws. It has been pretty much all Derby since then in the second-tier, however, with seven victories from nine games, including six in a row between May 2007 and December 2014:
When it comes to opening the scoring, things have been split right down the middle. The Yorkshire outfit have averaged two points per game from the seven matches in which they have gone 1-0 up, whilst the Rams have recorded six victories from a possible seven when getting their noses in front. On the disciplinary front, there has been nothing to separate the two sides.
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