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Andy Gray explains his Watford v Leeds prediction

Watford will face Leeds United at Vicarage Road in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Former Aston Villa and Everton striker Andy Gray has predicted on Paddypower.com that Watford will win against Leeds United in the FA Cup this weekend.

Premier League outfit Watford will take on Championship side Leeds at Vicarage Road in the fifth round of the prestigious cup competition on Saturday afternoon.

“If this was at Elland Road, I’d have a lot of difficulty predicting it,” Gray wrote on Paddypower.com. “But the fact that it’s at Vicarage Road gives Quique Flores’ side the advantage.

“There seems to be a new story about Massimo Cellino every week and I feel it might distract the players even more so now away at a big Premier League side. Watford may be dark horses if the draw is kind to them after this.”

A footnote added: “Andy’s bet: Watford win 4/6.”

Watford will be favourites to win against Leeds, as they have the better team and are at home.

The Hornets are doing well in the Premier League at the moment, and the players will be determined to win the tie.

Leeds, though, will have nothing to lose at Vicarage Road, and perhaps that will make Steve Evans’s side dangerous.

The West Yorkshire outfit have some good players, who will be keen on raising their game against Premier League opposition.

Watford have conceded only once in their previous three games in all competitions at Vicarage Road.

Leeds have won just three of their last 11 matches in all competitions, but two of those have come in the FA Cup.

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