Leeds United v Manchester City – Premiership Preview & Probable Starting Teams

Patrick Bamford

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This Saturday Leeds United welcome giants Manchester City to Elland Road.  Marcelo Bielsa’s side are coming into this game in good form having won two  of the last three. The most impressive performance coming on the opening day  

of the season putting three past current champions Liverpool in a 4-3 defeat. However, they have conceded seven goals in just three games which may be a  slightly worrying stat if they hope to keep a clean sheet against the firepower of  City. They will most likely line out in a 4-1-4-1 formation with a largely  unchanged starting eleven. Harrison will be unavailable due to his loan deal not  

allowing him to play against former club. They will look to defend in numbers  when needed and have the raw pace and trickery of Roberts and Costa on the  wings to break swiftly. 

Manchester City will be under pressure for a win this weekend having lost last  week in a humiliating 5-2 defeat to Leicester City. With a win desperately needed to keep the pace with Liverpool this game could is extremely important  for manager Pep Guardiliola. Manchester City will likely go with the 4-2-3-1  formation that they’ve stuck to in every game this season. With injuries  mounting and defenders such as Zinczenko and Stones still recovering ,Pep will  be forced to go with the same back four as last weekend and will no doubt want  to keep a clean sheet to restore confidence. 

Predicted result Manchester City 3- 1Leeds Utd 

Saturday 5:30 pm Sky Sports Main Event/Now TV 

Venue Elland Road  

Previous Meeting Man City 4 Leeds United 0 (FA Cup 2013) Referee Mike Dean  

Odds Leeds Win 6/1, Man City win 1/3, Draw 9/2 


Predicted team –


Helder Costa M.Klich Rodrigo T.Roberts K.Phillips


R.Koch L.Cooper L.AylingI.Meslier

Subs Ian Poveda, Ezgjan Alioski, Pascal Struijk, Leif Davis, Elia Caprile, Jamie Shackleton,  Tyler Roberts  

Doubtful: Harrison (ineligible) 

Injured: Hernandez (groin strain), Foreshaw (Hip) , Casilla (Ankle) 

Discipline: 2 Y, 0 R  

Form LWW 

Top Scorer Bamford 3  

Manchester City  

Predicted team – E.Moraes

K.Walker N.Ake E.Garcia B.Mendy Fernandinho R.Hernandez

R.Mahrez K. De Bruyne P.Foden R.Serling

Subs Oleksandr Zinczenko, Zack Streffan, Aymeric Laporte, Ferran Torres, Liam Delap,  Tommy Doyle, Cole Palmer

Doubtful Stones (Lacking Fitness), Silva (Lacking fitness recently back training) Gundogan (isolating, tested positive for covid 19) 

Injured Aguero (Knee), Cancelo (Foot), Jesus ( undisclosed) 

Discipline Y4 R0  

Form WL 

Top Scorer Ake, De Bruyne, Foden, Jesus, Sterling 1

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