Crawley vs Leeds live stream, betting tips, predictions & odds | FA Cu match preview
Leeds will be looking to avoid a potential upset when they travel to face Crawley in the FA Cup third round on Sunday afternoon.
Crawley vs Leeds: Predictions
Marcelo Bielsa’s side are back in the Premier League and performing well, looking comfortable in 12th, already 12 points clear of the relegation zone having taken points off the likes of Man City and Arsenal already. However, the FA Cup will bring a different kind of challenge.
One-time FA Cup winners Leeds have not enjoyed the competition of late, falling out at the third round in each of the past three seasons. Last season they were knocked out at the first hurdle by eventual winners Arsenal, following exits at the hands of QPR and Newport County in previous campaigns, the latter being League Two opposition.
And it is another League Two side they face this weekend, with Crawley Town currently sixth in the league and in a good position for a promotion push. They are also in good form going into the weekend’s game, unbeaten in their past nine games including a 2-1 win over Wimbledon in the FA Cup second round.
That win put Crawley in the third round for the first time since 2012/13, when they were knocked out by Premier League side Reading. It came a year after they had made it all the way to the fifth round before being knocked out by Premier League opposition again, this time Stoke City.
Crawley vs Leeds: Live stream FA Cup
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Crawley vs Leeds: Match Stats
There’s no denying that Leeds are one of, if not, the most exciting side in the Premier League this season, with their games often having everything. The past five games alone have seen Leeds score 13 goals and concede 11, and there may be more this weekend with Crawley on a scoring run of 10 consecutive matches.
One man who could cause Leeds some problems this weekend is Crawley striker Tom Nichols. Although Max Watters is Crawley’s top scorer this season, his involvement this weekend is in doubt amid reports of a move away, but Nichols is an adequate replacement. The 27-year-old has 10 goals in 22 games across all competitions so far this season and scored a hat-trick in Crawley’s FA Cup first-round win over Torquay United.