Our prediction for this FA Cup match:
Crawley Town will be looking to build on back-to-back wins over Forest Green and Bolton when they take on Leeds United in the FA Cup last 64. The Red Devils set up a meeting with the Whites by beating Forest Green and Bolton, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against Leeds. The Whites aim to make amends for a 3-0 loss to Tottenham, and they are likely to take the FA Cup game very seriously.
A win over Crawley will give Marcelo Bielsa’s men a confidence boost, and we are positive that the experienced tactician is going to field a descent squad in Sunday’s clash. Leeds United are more of a team than Crawley Town, and we predict that the Premier League side will prove their worth on the field. In their last away game the Whites hammered WBA 5-0.
Highlighted Player (Lewis Young ):
Lewis Young is an experienced defender who plays for Crawley Town in the League Two. Young has a very interesting football career as he played for eight English clubs before joining Crawley Town.
The Watford product had an opportunity to play for the likes of Hereford United, Burton Albion, Forest Green, Northampton Town, Yeovil Town, Aldershot Town, and Bury, but he has never received a call-up for the England national team. Lewis Young wears the No. 2 shirt at Crawley Town’s primary position is right-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a right midfielder as well.
It is well known that Lewis Young is the younger brother of Inter Milan full-back Ashley Young, who played for the likes of Watford, Aston Villa, and Manchester United in the Premier League. Lewis Young has a dual citizenship as his father is of Jamaican descent. He was born in Stevenage, England on September 27, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.