Sutton United vs Leeds United Predictions, Betting Tips & Match Preview
Championship Leeds will be looking to avoid a shock the likes of what was suffered at Histon in 2008, when they travel to face non league Sutton United. Below are our match predictions, betting tips and previewNon-League Sutton United have been rewarded with the visit of Leeds United, after they knocked League One AFC Wimbledon out of the FA Cup. After a first leg draw, Sutton ran out 3-1 winners in 90 minutes at Kingsmeade.
The 0-0 draw in the first leg is part of a 15 game run where only Dover has triumphed on Sutton’s artificial surface, but Leeds boss Gary Monk insists that the visitors have no concerns about playing on the 4G pitch.
Sutton have only been beaten four times in their last 45 competitive home games here, but have lost more than double that number on the road in their last 15 alone. Clearly the surface hands an advantage to Sutton, and they’ll look to use that to their advantage as Leeds look to avoid a Histon like shock.
An artificial surface and a four and a half hour trip to face a non league side in tight surroundings, televised on the BBC. Championship Leeds will know this has all the makings of a shock, and won’t have forgotten a 1-0 defeat suffered at the hands of Histon years ago.
Despite being absolutely dominant and battering the woodwork over 90 minutes, Leeds failed to score - even having an offside effort ruled out - and suffered one of the more famous cup exits of recent times. United are in terrific form right now though and should field a strong team, so we don’t predict a repeat. Back Leeds -0.75AH at 17/20 with Bet365.
It could be a cagey old affair that sees Leeds struggle to adapt to the surface. It would also be wise of the home side to hit Leeds with a physical, non league style approach and see how they cope. It may remain tight for a period, and Sutton may have their moment, but expect Leeds to pull away. Back Leeds to win 3-1 at 12/1 with Bet Victor.
Chris Wood netted in the 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest midweek, making it an outstanding 20 goals already for him. WIth a build up of fixtures to come, expect Wood to be rested. Marcus Antonsson should feature up top for Leeds and you can back the Swede to score at odds of 7/5 with Betfair.