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Leeds vs Cardiff Prediction, Betting Tip & Match Preview

Leeds vs Cardiff Prediction, Betting Tip & Match Preview

Leeds vs Cardiff Prediction & Analysis

Leeds and Cardiff will replay their FA Cup 3rd round tie, this time at the Whites' ground.

It has come to this after the first match, played in Wales, ended without a winner - a 2-2 draw.

I could say that this game, and the FA Cup as a whole, weighs heavily on each of today's opponents.

Because each of them is stuck in the league in which they play.

Leeds are very close to the danger zone in the Premier League.

And apparently they will be involved in the battle for salvation until the end, mostly because of the inconsistency in their results.

For their part, Cardiff are close to being relegated from the Championship and are also struggling.

For today's match , the Bluebirds have an interim coach following the sacking of Mark Hudson.

And this could somewhat incentivize them to try to avoid the loss. At least in regular time.

In the statistics of both of today's rivals, draws abound in recent weeks:

  • 3 draws in Leeds' last 4 matches
  • 6 draws in Cardiff's last 7 matches

So I think I'll look for a partial surprise in the current match, resulting in an "X" prediction. 

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Leeds - statistics and info

Leeds went 0-2 down at half -time away to Cardiff in the FA Cup 3rd Round.

But he managed to catch up.

After 2 inspired substitutions by Jesse Marsh allowed the Whites to avoid immediate elimination.

Rodrigo pulled a goal back in the 65th minute before Sonny Perkins equalized in the end.

To add another game to the hectic winter calendar.

A cup adventure would be welcomed with open arms by the Leeds faithful.

But Marsh has bigger problems to deal with in the Premier League.

As a 1-2 defeat at Aston Villa on Friday left the Whites 14th in the table, just 2 points above the relegation zone.

The hosts have failed to win a single game since the World Cup break.

And Leeds' unbeaten run in all competitions now stands at a dreadful 7 official games (0-3-4).

It started after their dramatic 4-3 success over Bournemouth on 5 November.

Cardiff - statistics and info

The 2-2 draw against Leeds in the FA Cup was part of a long run of draws for Cardiff .

Which continued at the weekend in the Championship in the match with Wigan Athletic, which ended 1-1.

In this match, the Welsh were again hit hard in stoppage time.

As O'Dowd's goal was canceled out by Keane who scored an equalizer for Wigan 6 minutes into stoppage time.

It turned out to be the last meeting in charge of the team for the now former Cardiff manager Mark Hudson.

Who is now relieved of his duties after overseeing a 9 official match winless streak (0-6-3).

Coincidentally, Cardiff's last win also came on the Leeds date - November 5th.

When the team triumphed with a minimal 1-0 against Sunderland.

Dean Whitehead temporarily takes over the leadership of the Bluebirds .

Who have drawn six of their last seven matches in all competitions.

As a result they are 21st in the Championship table, 3 points clear of the relegation zone.

Squads and injured footballers

Leeds

Lineup: Robles; Christensen, Vober, Llorente, Firpo; Mushrooms, Rock; Aaronson, Greenwood, Gnonto; Gelhard

Injured: Gray, Dallas, Sinistera, Somerville, Forshaw

Cardiff

Lineup: Alnwick; Angie, Kipre, Nelson, O'Douda; Rinomhota, Wintle; Oho, Sawyers, Philogenes; Davis

Injured: Romeo, Collins

Matches between Leeds - Cardiff

League Date Match
KA 08/01/23 Cardiff 2:2 Leeds
ChSh 21/06/20 Cardiff 2:0 Leeds
ChSh 14/12/19 Leeds 3:3 Cardiff
ChSh 03/02/18 Leeds 1:4 Cardiff
ChSh 26/09/17 Cardiff 3:1 Leeds
ChSh 11/02/17 Leeds 0:2 Cardiff

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