FA CUP REPLAY
NORTHAMPTON TOWN - LEEDS UNITED
I feel that we will see a very committed performance from United tonight, even though the "prize" for winning is a trip to Histon, Leeds really need a win to re-ignite their season. They were very disappointed to have conceded a late winner to local rivals Huddersfield at the weekend , in front of 32,000 supporters and will be looking to bounce back. Gary McAllister is set to make a few changes and freshen up his squad and will be looking for a performance more like the one his team produced in the Carling Cup, last midweek, when they played championship side Derby County off the park at times.
Town have gone off the boil recently and have now played five without a win, including losing their unbeaten home record in the league, to Oldham on saturday, when the visitors dominated, they might have only won 1-0 ,but had 55% of the ball and 7 attempts on target, which included two disallowed goals.
In the first game at Elland Road, Town had a packed 10 man defence and were only looking for a draw, they will have to be more attack minded this evening, which will suit Leeds down to the ground and things will be complicated further for the home team, as they are missing three key players in Chris Doig, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Abdul Osman.
I expect class to show and United to record a comfortable win.
6.5 points Leeds United -1/4 ball 2.02 asian line.