Huddersfield vs Leeds United: Fan prediction poll

Leeds United manager Garry Monk and Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner at the end of the game

Huddersfield Town host Leeds United in a crucial game in the Championship play-off race.

Leeds make the short trip to Huddersfield for one of the most important Yorkshire derbies the two sides have contested for several years. But who do you think will come out on top and who are you expecting to score first? Before you get the chance to vote, here is why the contest is so important in both teams' seasons...

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Before the campaign began, few would have anticipated that Huddersfield and Leeds would head into February well inside the top six in the Championship.

But that is exactly what has happened. The Terriers are currently fifth while the Whites are one place higher, and both could move up to third should they win the games in hand they each boast over Reading. 

Leeds United manager Garry Monk and Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner at the end of the gameLeeds United manager Garry Monk and Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner

With derbies often becoming cagey affairs, the first goal arguably takes on additional importance. But who will score it?

The most obvious contender for the away side is Chris Wood. The New Zealander has scored 17 times in the league, 12 more than Leeds' next highest scorer. The likes of Kemar Roofe, Souleymane Doukara, Pablo Hernandez and perhaps even potential debutant Modou Barrow are maybe the other candidates most likely to break the deadlock for Garry Monk's men.

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Meanwhile, no player in Huddersfield's squad has reached double figures but Elias Kachunga and Nahki Wells have shared 17 strikes between them with the former contributing nine. Midfielder Aaron Mooy was the difference maker in the two sides' previous meeting so he may perhaps be looking to do it again on Sunday.

 

With both teams boasting some strong form going into the contest - Huddersfield and Leeds have won nine and eight of their last 11 respectively - and with little between them in the table, it is almost impossible to confidently predict where the points will be going.

Perhaps, with bragging rights and a psychological advantage there for the taking, a draw may be the most realistic outcome given how hurtful a defeat could be. But what result are you expecting?

 

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