Cardiff City v Leeds United: YEP jury predictions

The YEP jury look ahead to the clash with Cardiff City.

ANDREW DALTON

Age: 25

Years following United: 25

Lives: Leeds

So how do you sum up a game that we could have lost, nicked a point and could have had all three! Despite the fact we grabbed a draw against Boro, we were very poor throughout and only started playing with about 15 minutes left. We deserved nothing but we dug in and got something at the death. You have to feel for Ross McCormack, who just needs one goal and then I'm sure the floodgates will open. We now head to the last team that beat us tonight which will be a good measure of how far we've come.

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DAVID GOODWILL

Age: 46

Years following United: 38

Lives: Yeadon

Leeds looked understandably tired and flat against a Middlesborough team with one less game in their legs over the Christmas period. A subdued atmosphere and a lacklustre first half suggested a first defeat in 12 was likely but United never stopped trying and the introduction of Kilkenny, Sam and Watt produced chances in the final quarter. With time running out Boro fluffed an opportunity to finish the game, Leeds broke and Becchio smashed home the equaliser before McCormack missed a golden opportunity to win it.

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VICKY SIMPSON

Age: 28

Years following United: 18

Lives: Skipton

Leeds claimed their third successive draw of the festive period with a lacklustre display against Middlesbrough. The visitors took the lead from a corner and had most of the possession in the first half but Leeds looked more energetic after the break and Simon Grayson made his trademark positive substitutions to get us back into the game. Lucaino Becchio equalised with a great finish after the board went up for injury time – and Ross McCormack missed a cracking chance to take all three points.

GARY NEWBOULD

Age: 39

Years following United: 40

Lives: York

After being "burgled" of the points in the last two games it was United's turn to steal one on a strangely quiet New Year's Day at Elland Road. The Whites seemed below par from the off in what was one of the poorest performances for some time. Boro, with only two away wins all season, took the lead midway through the first half. The introduction of Neil Kilkenny saw some improvement but, after almost falling 2-0 down in stoppage time, it needed lucky talisman Luciano Becchio to equalise.

ROB LEWIS-BROOKES

Age: 28

Years following United: 17

Lives: Bramley

United made a disappointing start to the new year as a very tired squad managed to salvage a point in a lacklustre display. Luciano Bechhio pulled off a terrific strike towads the end to equalise and Ross McCormack somehow missed an open net to clinch all three points. I think that once McCormack breaks his duck there will be plenty of goals from him before the end of the season. Cardiff away tonight will be a tough game but there form has dipped recently. A few fresh legs for United will be required to grab a positive result.