February 18, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>These sides have had contrasting results to start the season but our tipster is backing the trend of goals to continue when they meet at Elland Road
Two of the top managerial minds in the Premier League face off on Saturday evening when Leeds United host Manchester City.
Marcelo Bielsa guided the Whites back to the Premier League after 16 years away and they certainly have not struggled to acclimatise, winning two of their three games so far and scoring eight goals in the process.
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It has not been such smooth sailing for Pep Guardiola, whose side were stunned 5-2 by Leicester City at home after giving away three penalties and the manager will no doubt be looking for a strong response at Elland Road.
Leeds United vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Man City won 11 of their 19 away games in the Premier League last season and bet365 make them 4/11 (1.36) to bounce back from their defeat against the Foxes with victory in West Yorkshire.
Leeds won their first home top-flight game back by beating Fulham 4-3 but are 13/2 (7.50) outsiders to stun Guardiola’s men.
Only three of City’s Premier League games ended in a draw and the bookmaker offers 17/4 (5.25) that this fixture ends level.
Leeds United vs Manchester City Team News
Bielsa is not one to rotate but Jack Harrison is ineligible to feature against his parent club, meaning there could be a start for Rodrigo or Ian Poveda against his former employers.
The visitors are still without Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero, so Raheem Sterling or Riyad Mahrez could start upfront. John Stones, Joao Cancelo, Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko are also all out.
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Exciting things were expected of Leeds upon their return to the Premier League and they have not disappointed so far, with two of their games ending 4-3 and the other a 1-0 win which saw them have nine shots on target.
In fact, only Liverpool and Leicester have scored more goals than the eight the Whites have plundered this season, and they will be confident of adding to that total against a City side that has shipped six in two games.
It should be a high-scoring game at Elland Road considering City have led the league in goals scored for each of the last three seasons, while Leeds currently have the third-worst defence in the league with seven conceded.
Leeds United vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
Goals are unlikely to be in short supply in West Yorkshire and backing both teams to score in the second half at 13/8 (2.63) with bet365 looks the best bet for punters, having paid out in two of Leeds’ three Premier League games this season as well as in both of City’s.
Also worth considering is both teams to score in both halves at 17/2 (9.50) which would also have landed in two of three fixtures featuring Bielsa’s side and also in Man City’s recent 5-2 loss to Leicester.
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.