Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a thrilling 3-0 win at Bristol City, Leeds United suffered yet another disappointing defeat in the Championship at the weekend, with the team losing to Sheffield United in front of home fans. The Whites suffered four defeats in previous five league fixtures, but they remained in the play-offs berth in the standings. Leeds United are eyeing their fourth home win of the season, but they will have a big fish to fry in Tuesday’s football match against in-form Derby. The Rams did well to beat Norwich City at Carrow Road in their last league game, with the team extending their winning run in the league to three matches. Gary Rowett’s men seem to be on top of their game ahead of the trip to West Yorkshire and we predict that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration this weekend. It has to be noted, though, that Derby recorded their last win at Elland Road back in 2013.
Highlighted Player (Liam Cooper):
Liam Cooper is a Scotland international, who was born in Kingston Upon Hull, England. Cooper was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent the Scotts on the international stage. The Leeds United defender, who is capable of playing at left and centre back, received his first ever call-up for Scotland on 10 March 2016 for a friendly match against Denmark, but he did not make his debut for the senior team back then. Liam Cooper began his career at Hull City and, after spending several seasons on loan at Carlisle United and Huddersfield Town he joined Chesterfield in 2013. On 13 August, 2014, he signed a three-year deal with Leeds United for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of individual honours, Liam Cooper was named Young Player of the Year for the 2007/2008 season (Hull City). It has to be noted that he won Football League Two with Chesterfield in the 2013/2014 season.
Highlighted Team (Derby County):
Derby County are one of the 12 founder members of the Football League. However, nowadays the Rams compete in the Championship and they play their home matches at Pride Park Stadium. Derby County have won the two trophies in the English top flight (1971/1972, 1974/1975), with the team lifting the FA Cup trophy just after the World War II (1946). Derby’s main rivals are Nottingham Forest, Leicester City and Leeds United, but the rivalry between Forest and Derby is regarded as the biggest one. The two teams take on each other in the East Midlands derby. The colour of Derby’s shirts is white, whilst their shorts are black. It has to be noted that the club was founded in 1884 by William Morley. The Rams competed in the European competitions four times, but they did not record a notable result in the European Cups. The club’s chairman is Mel Morris.