Leeds United vs Manchester City Predictions and Betting: Leeds United returned to top flight Premier league after 16 years and are having a dream run at the moment. They lost their first game in an intensely fought match against the defending champions Liverpool, 3-4. They followed that up with 4-3 win over Fulham and 1-0 win over Sheffield United. They are currently at the 7th position in the Premier League Table.
City on the other hand are coming from a 5-2 thrashing from Leicester. Pep Guardiola blamed it on anxiety and injury but the game today at the Elland Road stadium will certainly establish the pace for City.
Leeds United vs Manchester City Soccer Predictions and Betting Summary
Oddschecker - Leeds United : 143/20, Manchester City : 41/100, Manchester City to win
Bet365: Leeds United : 13/2, Manchester City : 4/11, Manchester City to win
Smarkets: Leeds United : 12%, Manchester City : 70%, Manchester City to win
Leeds United vs Man City Predictions and Betting : Team News
Leeds United's championship win superstar Pablo Hernandez will continue to miss the Premier League due to Injury. Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa updated yesterday.
Jack Harrison is not eligible to play against his parent club Manchester City and will be replaced by Ezgjan Alioski
Sergio Aguero will continue to miss the season due to injury
Leeds United vs Manchester City Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive stats
Manchester City were great on the field in the opening match. They dominated the match with 66% possession. They made almost around twice as many passes than the Wolves. There were 9 shots on target and 3 goals scored by Manchester City.
Manchester City is expected to go with their usual 4-2-3-1 formation for this game. Manchester City can go with 4-3-3 formation too.
For Manchester City the trio of Raheem Sterling, Aguero and Mahrez can rattle even the best of the teams. The left winger Raheem had a good mid-week match against Burnley scoring two in either halves of the game.
Riyad Mahrez will have to assume more responsibility despite netting on 13 occasions and assisted on 16 occasions. However, Aguero and Mahrez were unavailable for the match against Wolves.
Leeds United did have the best of the games in terms of possession. They were ahead of their opponents in both the matches. They may prefer their usual 4-1-4-1 combination for this fixture.
Patrick Bamford was the top scorer for Leeds last season and have scored in both the matches of this season's EPL.
Kevin de Bruyne was voted the best Midfielder of the 2019-20 Champions league
The Manchester City defence looks quite shaky this season having conceded 6 goals in two games. Benjamin Mendy had a difficult start to the season conceding a penalty. However, it seems he had upped his game in the mid-week match against Burnley.
Kyle Walker who had an off-season last time around is continuing to struggle with fewer interceptions per game compared to the 2019-20 season. He has already conceded one penalty this season versus none in 29 games last season.
The new signee Nathan Ake, from Bournemouth also has stacked up some good number with more than 83.3% pass success and is extremely skillful in air with 2.5 aerials won per game as well as 2.5 tackles, 1.5 interceptions per game.
The defense of Leeds looks rock-solid with Koch leading from the front. In the last seven appearances, he has 1 tackle, 0.5 interceptions and 1 clear per game. He has also scored a goal in the same period.
He will be joined by Pascal Struijk who has 88.1% success in passes and tackled on four occasions against relentless Liverpool attack along with three interceptions and 11 clears. They were also heavily supported by Dallas and Ayling because of whom the game was so close.
Leeds United vs Man City Predictions and Betting : Head-to-head
The last game between Manchester City and Leeds United took place in the FA Cup on 17th February 2013. The match ended with a 4-0 win for Manchester City. It has been more than seven years that the both teams have played against each other.
Manchester City and Leeds United have played against each other for 7 matches. Both teams have won equal number of matches when they met each other. Manchester City have won 3 while 3 matches have been won by Leeds United. One match between the two teams ended in a draw.
On an average 3.14 goals per match were scored.