Leeds Cardiff Odds as McCormack bets on fiesty affair at Elland Road

Ross McCormack will face his old team in the same week West Yorkshire Police met up to discuss crowd control ahead of the fiery battle between two fierce rivals as Cardiff City make the long trip to Elland Road.

Earlier this week, the West Midlands Police released a statement before Leeds United travelled to Birmingham City asking for co-operation from the Leeds fans as they were kept behind after the game for safety reasons.

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This allowed the home fans to exit first meaning the Leeds fans can then leave second, allowing both parties peaceful exits.

However, the West Yorkshire Police have decided that, because of the surprisingly low amount of anticipated travelling Welsh fans, the Leeds faithful can leave as normal at the end of the match.

When the rear of the John Charles stand is clear, the Cardiff fans will be able to leave the stadium. Even though the game is still played at lunchtime every season, the approach taken seems to be very relaxed and efficient.

With both teams in the top ten and doing well as far as the form guide is concerned, no-one can complain that this game isn’t worthy of television coverage this weekend.

Leeds will be looking to the Championship’s leading scorer and Cardiff old boy McCormack for the goals as he bids to reach double figures, only three months into the new season.

There is no doubt that he will have a prove a point against previous employers, while the free scoring Bluebirds – who have hit nine goals in their last three league games – will hope midfielder Don Cowie can add to his tally.

This match could prove to be crucial come the end of the season. Both teams still harbour ambitions for automatic promotion or at the very least, a play-off spot.

With the league table set to be as tight as ever as far as the top few teams are concerned, three points in this one could end up being a deciding factor in the promotion race.

This one gets underway at 1.15pm on Sunday afternoon.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.