Leeds vs Cardiff prediction, odds & betting tips
Leeds vs Cardiff prediction, FA Cup, football

Leeds vs Cardiff prediction, odds & betting tips

Kick-off: 1945, 18/01/2023

Stadium: Elland Road


Leeds showed they are up for the FA Cup when rallying late on at Cardiff and the fourth-round draw has provided them with more incentive.

The winners of this replay will visit Accrington or Boreham Wood, so we reckon the Whites should be eyeing a good run this season.

United get the nod to prevail by any two-goal margin at Elland Road at 3/1 for our first Leeds vs Cardiff prediction.

Leeds United Odds

Leeds looked in big trouble when trailing 2-0 in Wales due to goals from Jaden Philogene and Sheyi Ojo and were booed off at half-time by their travelling fans.

However, a triple substitution at the interval sparked life into United and they hit back through a Rodrigo header and Sonny Perkins’ stoppage-time leveller.

In between, Rodrigo had a penalty saved after Cardiff’s Joel Bagan was sent off for handball on the line.

That comeback was a much-needed boost for under-fire boss Jesse Marsch but he is back under pressure following Friday’s 2-1 Premier League defeat at Aston Villa.

The Whites are only two points above the drop zone but the American insisted: “I’m more positive than I’ve ever been since I’ve been here.

“I understand the pressures which come with the expectation at a club like Leeds. When the team doesn’t win, the coach is always going to take the heat, but I can handle that.

“There’s no panic, it’s really trying to kick-start the way we want to play. If we do that, we have enough quality and intelligence to achieve our goals.”

Leeds are without a win in seven games but did put up a spirited effort at Villa Park.

Rodrigo had a goal disallowed and a shot cleared off the line, while Jack Harrison and Wilfried Gnonto were expertly denied by Emi Martinez.

Teenager Gnonto looked a really exciting prospect that night and 9/2 for him to net first here takes the eye from the Leeds vs Cardiff odds.

New signing Georginio Rutter is ineligible after joining from Hoffenheim for a club-record transfer fee.

Cardiff City Odds

Cardiff look set to face a relegation battle in the Championship after suffering an even longer victory drought.

The Blues were on course to claim a first win in nine outings when Callum O’Dowda bagged an 82nd-minute opener versus Wigan in Wales on Saturday.

However, Will Keane poked home an equaliser in the sixth minute of added time to leave City fourth from bottom.

Manager Mark Hudson paid the price by being axed after that latest setback and Dean Whitehead was placed in charge on an interim basis.

That match against the Championship basement dwellers was desperately low on quality for long periods.

Cardiff were admittedly affected by illness in the build-up but still appear there for the taking in this tie.

Let’s add 23/4 for a smooth 2-0 home win to our Leeds vs Cardiff betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Aston Villa 2-1 LEEDS – Patrick Bamford

CARDIFF 1-1 Wigan – Callum O’Dowda

Head-to-head: Cardiff 2-2 Leeds, Cardiff 2-0 Leeds, Leeds 3-3 Cardiff, Leeds 1-4 Cardiff, Cardiff 3-1 Leeds

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