Sports Mole previews Saturday’s FA Cup clash between Leeds United and Plymouth Argyle, including predictions, team news and possible teams.
Leeds United and Plymouth Argyle I rest from the Championship on Saturday afternoon when they play in FA Cup the fourth round.
The two teams are currently fourth and 15th in the standings based on their recent strong form and standards.
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There have been times this season when Leeds have looked like an ordinary outfit Daniel Farkeendurance at the beginning of the campaign and in December that has left them playing.
However, for the first time this season, the Yorkshire giants have gone on a five-game winning streak to boost hopes of a successful 2023-24 season.
Four wins in the Championship have been crucial, with Leeds beating Birmingham City, Cardiff City, Preston North End and Norwich City to increase the pressure on second-placed Ipswich Town.
Wednesday night, the first goal from Patrick Bamford it was the opposite against the Canaries, extending Leeds’ home unbeaten run in the league to 15 matches.
Farke’s side reached the last 32 of the FA Cup and beat Peterborough United away from home with a score of 3-0, Bamford also scored one of the goals of the season in the game.
Although Leeds are favorites to win the competition, Ian Foster he will rejoice at the commencement of his reign at Plymouth.
After a 3-1 win against Sutton United in the competition, four points have been collected from Championship matches against Huddersfield Town and Cardiff respectively.
As a result, Plymouth are now nine points clear of where they left off as their only defeat in eight league games came at Southampton 2-1.
Without a clean sheet in eight games in all competitions, Foster will not be able to take the lead, but the foundations have been laid for Plymouth to enjoy the rest of the season, perhaps with a trophy to complement their league efforts.
Leeds United FA Cup form:
Leeds United form (all competitions):
Plymouth Argyle FA Cup form:
Plymouth Argyle form (all competitions):
With Leeds’ third game in less than a week, Farke will make a number of changes to his starting line-up.
Although Wilfried Gnonto he still has doubts about hip injuries, Ian Poveda, Jaydon Anthony and Joel Piroe must come in the final third.
Goalkeeper Kristoffer Klaesson hopes to become a candidate Evening Meslier when Jamie Shackleton, Liam Cooper and Sam Byram everything can start in security.
Meanwhile, Foster has made at least three changes to his Plymouth XI, due to Darko Gyabi failing to meet his parent’s group, and Adam Forshaw and Alfie Devine to have a cup.
Jordan Houghton, Adam Randell and Ben Wayne everything can be restored to the original list, right Julio Pleguezuelo can start defense.
Leeds United expected to start:
Claesson; Shackleton, Rodon, Cooper, Byram; Gruev, Kamara; Poveda, Rutter, Anthony; Piroe
Plymouth Argyle possible starting line-up:
Dangerous; Pleguezuelo, Scarr, Galloway; Mumba, Houghton, Randell, Miller; Whittaker, Wayne; Hardy
We say: Leeds United 3-1 Plymouth Argyle
While changes are expected at both ends, this will only add to the uncertainty of who is at Elland Road. Plymouth will bounce back to secure a repeat, but Leeds should still have enough quality to go through regardless of the team they choose.
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