Saturday, October 30, 2010



Leeds arrive here on the back of a thumping from Cardiff on monday night, but that game turned on a defensive error and a follow up offside goal early in the second half and I do not believe for one moment that, despite probably being the best team in the Championship, that City are four goals better than United. The first goal came courtesy of a mix up between Alex Bruce who was standing in as central defender and Kasper Schmeichel who was returning between the sticks, the middle of defence has been a huge problem for coach Simon Grayson in recent weeks and he has been busy this week signing vastly experienced Bolton defender Andy O'Brien, who with 500 + games under his belt, most of them at this level and above, will bring a much needed cool head to the back line. Leeds will be desperate to get back on track and into the playoff race, if they can elliminate these errors at the back, I feel sure they have the firepower at the other end of the pitch to get them into contention for a post season spot. They will have summer signing Billy Painter finally available today and he might be able to convert some of the many chances being created, United have actually been denied by the woodwork on a league high 12 occasions this season and are due a change of luck infront of goal.

Hosts arrive on the back of two fine road wins, but are less happy at Glanford Park where they have not won in over two months and have conceded 11 goals in the five starts since then. Visitors have the much stronger squad and I don't doubt that Grayson has been reading the riot act this week, the squad will be warned that no one's place is safe, O'Brien will definitely not be the only incoming player and Grayson wielded the axe on several backroom staff this week, expect a very concentrated performance from the away team.

Leeds United -0.25 2.28

Good Luck.
That is all I am posting on the blog today, however, I have sent many of you an email with all my news for this afternoon, so please check your inbox.

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