Saturday, March 27, 2010


DIVISION 1 : Norwich City- Leeds United

Arguably the two best teams in Division 1 and I feel that we might just see the better side of United, who are in a terrible slump at present, this afternoon.

They are not suddenly a bad side, but they have let the huge level of expectation get to them , now that that has fallen, the pressure might ease a little at Carrow Road, especially with so few away fans allocated tickets, United could probably have sold 10,000 tickets for this game. Not much has gone right for the Yorkshire giants recently and losing Kisnorbo early in the Millwall game, to a season ending injury, was just the latest set back. However, they have been busy in the transfer market this week, signing experienced Championship defender Neil Collins as a direct replacement for the Australian, Shane Lowry for a second loan spell from Aston Villa and Sanchez Watt from Arsenal, the promising 19 yo has already made three Carling Cup starts for the Gunners this season, scoring against WBA. That should freshen up Simon Grayson's side, along with the likely return of top scorer Jermaine Beckford, Lowry has stated that nothing has changed since he was last at Elland Road, team spirit is still high, the mood upbeat and they are geared up for a big finish to the season.

Getting a handicap start and odds against for them in a Division 1 fixture this season, seemed utterly unthinkable after they won at Old Trafford in the cup, but now it is a reality and whilst City are looking for an amazing 14th win here in 15 starts, they have also wobbled a bit recently and have really ridden their luck at times, with such a big lead at the top of the table, they might not be too unhappy with a share of the spoils and that approach might be their undoing.

Leeds United 0.25 2.21 IBC.

Good Luck.

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