Leeds vs Manchester City: City's chance to get right back on track - Premier League predictions and betting tips
|Manchester City will be without Gabriel Jesus when they visit Elland Road to take on Leeds United (Photo credit: premierleague.com)|
Leeds vs Manchester City
Leeds United return to Elland road with an intent to continue their fine run on their return to the Premier League, but they have to do it this time against a wounded Manchester City.
Sixteen odd years without premier league football for the Whites and they have returned like they were never away, bringing back memories of the days of Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell and Alan Smith to mention a few, two wins in three and the only loss was a game they gave everything, against the champions where they were only unlucky to concede a last gasp penalty.
Manchester City didn’t find joy against Leicester and it’s worrisome how they limp to defeat each time an opponent doesn’t allow them to impose their style, all an opponent need to do is to defend deep, sit with Kevin De bruyne, and stay negative till they can hit them on the break, you need to ask Pep Guardiola of his plan B, not sure he has one.
In the loss to Leicester, City had Aymeric Laporte out but they have added another defender, Ruben Dias, who is taking note of the money spent so far by Guardiola on defenders alone? He is already behind Liverpool in the chase for the title albeit with a game in hand, handing a team like Liverpool the advantage at this stage is too much to ask.
Marcelo Bielsa has done terrific business, if he can add grit at the base of the midfield he will be good to go, Patrick Bamford and Rodrigo are too much for any defense to handle on their days, they will test Nathan Ake and anyone in the City back line fit enough to play and it will be a joy to watch.
Manchester City will depend on Kevin De Bruyne as usual but who will he be feeding with his tantalizing passes? Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are out till the end of the international break at least, Raheem Sterling is the best bet upfront in their absence but the English forward is struggling for form, Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres will get their bits on the flank and does anyone see Bernado Silva upfront?