Leeds United vs Plymouth ArgyleFA Cup, KO: 15:00 Jan 27, 2024, Elland Road
Leeds United will be looking to carry their good form into the FA Cup as they host Plymouth Argyle in a fourth round clash on Saturday. The hosts have been particularly impressive at Elland Road and should have the upper hand over Ipswich, who often struggle on their travels.
Leeds United reached the fourth round of the FA Cup after claiming a 3-0 victory at Peterborough United last time out. Ethan Ampadu netted a brace while Patrick Bamford was also on target as they claimed a comfortable win.
That result is consistent with Leeds United's recent good form as they have now won their last five matches across all competitions. They head into Saturday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory over Preston North End in a midweek Championship fixture.
One of the most impressive things about Leeds United is their record at Elland Road which has become a fortress this season. Daniel Farke’s men are yet to taste defeat in front of their fans and have won 11 of their last 12 home matches across all competitions.
Plymouth Argyle claimed a 3-1 victory over League Two side Sutton United to secure a place in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Luke Cundle opened the scoring early in the contest while Ryan Hardie Morgan Whittaker completed the rout after the break.
That result is in keeping with Plymouth Argyle’s recent good form as they are unbeaten in their last four matches. Ian Foster’s men picked up a 3-1 victory over Cardiff City in a Championship fixture last weekend.
While Plymouth Argyle have undoubtedly shown some improvement lately, they remain unconvincing on their travels. The Pilgrims are without a single away win across all competitions this season, although three of their last four matches on the road have ended in draws.
How the bookies view it
Leeds United are considered overwhelming favourites among the bookies with a home win priced at 3/10 by Paddy Power. A victory for Plymouth Argyle is valued at 8/1 by 888Sport while bet365 is offering odds of 5/1 for a draw.
Head to head
Leeds United have never lost to Plymouth Argyle, with six wins and one draw from seven previous matches. They claimed a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in November.
Players to watch
Daniel James has three goals in his last four matches for Leeds United and is priced at 2/1 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run. With four goals in his last five matches, striker Patrick Bamford could also be considered in the same market 13/10 with BetVictor.
Ryan Hardie has five goals in his last five matches for Plymouth Argyle and is priced at 7/2 by Unibet to find the net on Saturday. With eight goals in his last eight matches, Morgan Whittaker could also be worth keeping an eye on in the same market at 18/5 with Unibet.
Anything else catch the eye?
There is plenty of attacking talent on display and with both teams on target in their last meeting, a repeat is priced at 3/4 with bet365. That fixture produced over 2.5 goals which is priced at 4/9 by Coral while over 3.5 goals is valued at 6/5 with Paddy Power.
This FA Cup match between Leeds United and Plymouth Argyle will be played on Jan 27, 2024 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best Leeds United vs Plymouth Argyle prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.