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Championship: Unbeaten sides Derby County and Leeds United clash

| 29.08.2015

Two sides who have drawn their first four fixtures of the season in the Championship clash at Pride Park, as Derby County take on Leeds United.

The hosts, who are 7/1 fourth favourites with Coral to win the league this season, are odds-on at 4/6 to beat the West Yorkshire outfit, who have offered opponents stubborn resistance so far.

Johnny Russell scored in Derby’s first two matches of the season, both of them 1-1 draws against Birmingham and Middlesbrough respectively, and is 6/5 in the anytime market, while it was striker Chris Martin who dispatched against Charlton (again a 1-1 draw) so is 7/2 to break the deadlock.

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Bragging rights were split between the two clubs last season, with both of them winning their respective home matches as the Rams ran out 2-0 victors at Pride Park, with Jake Buxton’s strike adding to an Alex Mowatt own goal. The 30-year-old is 7/1 in the anytime market.

However, the hosts will be hoping new signings Darren Bent and Tom Ince can get off the mark, after moving to the club in the summer. The duo are 4/1 and 9/2 respectively to break the deadlock, while Austrian attacker Andreas Weimann, who followed Bent from Aston Villa, is 7/4 in the anytime market.

For the visitors, Chris Wood will be hoping to continue his fine scoring form, after two strikes in as many matches and is a terrific 2/1 price in the anytime market. His partner in crime, Mirko Antenucci, also has two goals this term and the Italian also bagged a brace in the West Yorkshire outfit’s 2-0 win over Derby at Elland Road last season.

Odds of 11/4 are decent, though both of his goals this term have been openers and as such, he is worth considering at 8/1 to be first scorer.

New signing Stuart Dallas continues to impress for Uwe Rosler’s side and is definitely worth a flutter in the anytime market with odds of 5/1 having hit the woodwork on multiple occasions already this campaign.

Coral’s top tip: Antenucci first scorer @ 8/1

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Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.