Sutton United v Leeds United Betting: Championship high-flyers set for another victory

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The non-league side are dreaming of a FA Cup giant-killing but our tipster is backing the Whites to win comfortably at Gander Green Lane on Sunday

Sutton United are aiming to write another chapter of FA Cup history when they welcome Championship high-flyers Leeds United to Gander Green Lane.

The team from the National League, the lowest-ranked side left in the competition, enjoyed a superb 3-1 win against AFC Wimbledon in a third round replay to set up this tie and Paul Doswell's side will be determined to make the most of the occasion.

Sutton have never reached the FA Cup fifth round and the U's are chalked up as a 4/1 (5.0) chance with Paddy Power to make history here by claiming Leeds' scalp, while the same firm go 14/5 (2.80) that the non-league outfit take the tie to a replay at Elland Road.

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Leeds have faced Sutton United once before in this competition; the Whites claimed a 6-0 win when these two teams locked horns back in 1970, with Don Revie's side going on to reach the FA Cup final of that year.

Garry Monk's men are not expected to emulate the success of Revie's side, but Leeds should still claim a comfortable victory against the non-league outfit and, indeed, the odds compilers offer just 4/6 (1.67) that the Championship side win inside 90 minutes.

Leeds suffered a scare in the previous round of the competition when they fell behind against Cambridge United of League Two before battling back to secure their place in the fourth round with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

The Whites have their eyes on a place in the Premier League next season and a push for promotion is the priority for Monk's men in the second half of the season, but Leeds have a fine fourth round record, having won nine of their last 11 ties at this stage of the competition, with their only defeats coming against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.


Furthermore, Leeds have won six of their seven ties against non-league opposition in the FA Cup, while the Whites have been beaten in just one of their last nine matches, warming up for this one with an impressive 2-0 win against Nottingham Forest at Elland Road, a result that moved Monk's men into third place in the Championship standings.

Sutton squandered a two-goal lead against Worthing in the FA Trophy on Tuesday night before prevailing in extra time and Doswell's side - with just one win in six inside 90 minutes - can expect an exceptionally tough test against the in-form Whites on Sunday afternoon.

Paddy Power's generous 9/5 (2.80) quote, therefore, for to Leeds win this game by at least two clear goals offers outstanding value for punters ahead of this FA Cup fourth round clash.

Leeds United (-1) at 9/5 (2.80) for a 2pt stake with Paddy Power