Fourth place Derby will wind down a busy 2014 with a home clash against struggling Leeds United tonight.
Goals from Jordan Ibe, Chris Martin, Craig Forsyth and Johnny Russell saw the Rams claim a 4-0 win over Birmingham in their last outing with the result keeping them hot on the trail of leaders Bournemouth.
Steve McClaren’s side are currently 6 points off the top and they could climb to second in the standings depending on results of Ipswich and Middlesbrough.
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Derby will head into the game with two wins, a draw and a defeat in their last four games. Since losing 3-1 to Chelsea in the league cup, the club have picked up four points, with the win over Birmingham coming on the back of a hard fought 2-2 draw with Norwich.
The two sides met late in November when Leeds claimed a 2-0 win however Derby’s strong home record, just one defeat in 11, and the Whites form since means that this clash should favour the hosts.
Since their 2-0 success over Derby, Leeds have picked up just one point, losing to Fulham, Ipswich and Wigan as well as drawing with Nottingham Forest.
Last time out, an o.g. from Liam Cooper and an effort from James McClean saw then undone at home to the Latics with the result leaving the club 20th in the standings, four points above the relegation zone.
Leeds have won just one game on the road this season, losing 7 and drawing 3. Their tally of 6 points on the road is the second worst in the division, while the 23 goals conceded is the fourth worst.