Back Both Teams To Score When Cambridge Eye An FA Cup Upset Against Leeds

The television cameras are at the Abbey Stadium on Monday night as the schedulers anticipate a potential FA Cup third round upset when Cambridge take on Leeds. Both teams are going well in their respective divisions and it promises to be an entertaining clash between two sides who have been in fine form in front of goal...

  • Cambridge have only lost one of their last eight home games in the FA Cup
  • Leeds are unbeaten in four previous meetings with Cambridge - Won Two, Drawn Two
  • This is the first meeting between Cambridge and Leeds since 1984

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The clubs are currently separated by fifty places in the football pyramid as Leeds are riding high in fifth place in the Championship following a five-match unbeaten run, while Cambridge have gone seven without defeat in League Two to move up to seventh place in their domestic table.

It is no surprise to see that Leeds are 21/20 favourites for victory but you get the impression that promotion is their priority this year and it will be interesting to see whether Garry Monk rotates his team.

Leeds don't make great appeal for a bet as they have gone beyond the third round just three times in the previous thirteen seasons and they take on a Cambridge side that thrashed an admittedly woeful Coventry 4-0 to reach the third round for only the second time in nine years.

The U's held Manchester United 0-0 at the Abbey Stadium when they last reached the fourth round in 2015 before losing the replay and they will be eyeing a famous scalp this week, with Bet 365 going 14/5 about a Cambridge win and 13/5 about the draw.
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Both Teams To Score

The U's have already beaten a Championship team this season as they knocked Sheffield Wednesday out of the League Cup in August and they head into this match in fine fettle.

Shaun Derry's side will fancy their chances of at least getting on the score sheet as they have scored in twelve matches in a row in all competitions (not including the Football League Trophy) and both teams to score looks like a solid option at 9/10 (Unibet).
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Furthermore, Leeds have scored in 12 of their past 15 outings in all formats and Chris Wood is the 15/4 favourite to open the scoring (B365) after notching sixteen goals this season.

Cambridge have a form man of their own though as Luke Berry has scored eight goals in his past four appearances at home and he is 8/1 to score first when bidding to his tally of five goals from his past five starts in the FA Cup.
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Posted: Friday, 6th January 2017
Author: Chris Knight

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