Leeds United vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Leeds United will look to extend their impressive start to the season at home to Manchester City on Saturday.

A late Patrick Bamford scored the winner as Leeds United recorded a narrow 1-0 win at Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.

Illan Meslier was superb for Leeds in the win, making numerous excellent saves.

Manchester City progressed in the EFL Cup; however were thrashed at home by Leicester City in the league, losing 5-2 at the Etihad.

Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick, with Leicester winning three penalties in a comprehensive victory.

Match history
The last league meeting between the two came back in 2004, a narrow 2-1 win for Leeds United.

Manchester City thrashed Leeds United 4-0 in the last meeting, a EFL Cup fixture back in 2013.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leeds United 2 Manchester City 1 – 22/03/04
Manchester City 1 Leeds United 1 – 22/12/03
Manchester City 2 Leeds United 1 – 11/01/03
Leeds United 3 Manchester City 0 – 17/08/02
Manchester City 0 Leeds United 4 – 13/01/01

Team news
Pablo Hernandez remains injured for the hosts, who will also be without Jack Harrison against his parent club.

Ian Poveda-Ocampo and Ezgjan Alioski will battle it out to replace Harrison, with the latter favourite to come in.

Ilkay Gundogan’s self isolation period is over, however he remains a doubt here due to a lack of training.

It’s unclear if new signing Ruben Dias will come straight into the XI here; although Aymeric Laporte should start.

Expected starting XI’s
Leeds United (4-2-3-1): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas; Phillips, Klich; Costa, Rodrigo, Alioski; Bamford
Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Ake, Mendy; Fernandinho, Rodrigo; Torres, De Bruyne, Mahrez; Sterling

Predictions

Result: Manchester City
Manchester City have won their last three away Premier League matches

Correct Score: 2-3
There have been over 2.5 goals in Manchester City’s last seven Premier League matches

Anytime Goalscorer: Raheem Sterling
Sterling opened his account for the season in the EFL Cup and will lead the line in Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero’s absence

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