Cardiff vs Leeds Bet Builder Tips and Predictions for the FA Cup Third Round Tie

FA Cup betting tips

Cardiff vs Leeds bet builder tip for the FA Cup third round tie on Sunday 8th January at odds of 5/1. Leeds will be looking to avoid a potential shock when they travel to struggling Championship Cardiff this weekend.

This Sunday clash is live on ITV and Leeds are the favourites to win with the bookies at odds of 5/6. The draw is 11/4 and if you think Cardiff can cause a shock and progress to the next round, the odds are 7/2.

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Cardiff vs Leeds Bet Builder Tip

  • Leeds to win
  • Both teams to score
  • Over 3 goals in the match

ODDS – 5/1 with Bet365


Leeds to win

The FA Cup is famous for upsets, however, I’m not expecting an upset in this one and I think Leeds will be able to defeat their Championship opponents Cardiff in this one. Cardiff haven’t won a game in their last five fixtures, losing last time out and drawing the four prior. Leeds haven’t been in great form but have drawn their last two in the Premier League against stronger opposition. Cardiff are relegation candidates in the Championship, lying 20th out of 24 in the table, just four points off the bottom of the league. Leeds are also just a few points above the relegation zone in the Premier League, however, they have a superior squad and I don’t expect them to slip up here.


Both teams to score

The FA Cup is notorious for classic fixtures and plenty of goals and despite expecting Leeds to win this one, I think both teams will score here at the Cardiff City Stadium. Both teams have scored in six of Leeds last seven Premier League fixtures. For Cardiff, both teams have scored in nine of their fixtures in the Championship this season. With the game being a home fixture for Cardiff they’ll have the crowd right behind them and I think they’ll get a goal or two despite expecting them to be on the losing side.


Over 3 goals in the match

There has been plenty of goals in games involving Leeds so far this season. There have been over three goals in five of their last seven fixtures, including two seven goal thrillers that both ended 4-3, one in their favour and one against. They’ve scored 25 this season, conceding 31. Cardiff have scored 20 so far in the Championship, conceding 29. I expect there to be goals in this one and think this selection adds real value to the bet builder.


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