Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Leeds United v Manchester United
Carling Cup
KO 19.45, Sky Sports 2


(Max last 10 only)
03 Jan 2010 FA Cup Man Utd 0-1 Leeds
21 Feb 2004 Premier League Man Utd 1-1 Leeds
28 Oct 2003 Carling Cup Leeds 2-3 Man Utd
18 Oct 2003 Premier League Leeds 0-1 Man Utd
05 Mar 2003 Premier League Man Utd 2-1 Leeds
14 Sep 2002 Premier League Leeds 1-0 Man Utd
30 Mar 2002 Premier League Leeds 3-4 Man Utd
27 Oct 2001 Premier League Man Utd 1-1 Leeds
03 Mar 2001 Premier League Leeds 1-1 Man Utd
21 Oct 2000 Premier League Man Utd 3-0 Leeds


Manchester United will travel to Elland Road tonight for the Third Round of the Carling Cup against Leeds. The Red Devils hope to continue this season’s unbeaten streak across all competitions, with odds for an away win at 1.51 on BETDAQ.

Leeds crashed out of last year’s Carling Cup campaign in Round Two when Leicester City beat the Whites 2-1 on their home turf. But Manchester United were hammered 4-0 by West Ham in the Fourth Round of the competition, who have now joined Leeds in the Championship table.

The two clubs last faced each other in the Carling Cup in the 2003/2004 season when Manchester  United narrowly edged past Leeds 3-2 at Elland Road in a game that went to extra time after a 1-1 stalemate at the 90-minute mark. Quite unfortunate, considering Leeds have never come out victorious in all four of their Carling Cup matches against the Red Devils.

Simon Grayson’s side may be heavily relying on Ramon Nunez to keep them in the fixture, as the midfielder has scored twice in each of the two previous rounds against Bradford City and Doncaster Rovers respectively.

Tonight will be the first match for Manchester United in the Carling Cup and with The Reds already looking on course to win their 20th Premier League title, Sir Alex is likely to rest his key players. But even with a second-choice side and the fact that the hosts beat United 1-0 at Old Trafford in last year’s FA Cup encounter, Manchester United still look in excellent shape to reach the fourth round.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Back Man United at around 1.6: 4 points
Monday’s Return: +4.68 points