3rd October 2020 – 18:30, Elland Road, Leeds
Leeds United is going to host Manchester City in the English Premier League 4th round on Saturday afternoon. The home side is looking for a surprise in this match, while the visitors want to stabilize their form.
Match Preview & Team News
After many years in League One and the Championship, Leeds United finally managed to get promoted at the end of the last season. Although their primary goal is to stay away from danger, they proved to be a very exciting team that may disrupt favorites from the very start of the campaign. In the opening round, they lost away to the defending champions, Liverpool, in a fascinating match that finished 4:3. Marcelo Bielsa’s side managed to tie two victories in the following two games, as they celebrated against Fulham and Sheffield United. Patrick Bamford and the lads have been very efficient in the attack, while their backline needs to be much tighter. Leeds United is looking forward to another good display that eventually might bring them some points from this game.
Manchester City had a confident start with a 1:3 away victory against very solid Wolves, but they slumped to a heavy 5:2 defeat against Leicester City at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side showed many vulnerabilities, especially in defense, and as a result, they conceded six goals in two rounds. The Citizens are considered one of the hottest favorites for the title, and they need to improve in order not to lose the pace with Liverpool. Injury problems also significantly impact the away side since Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are sidelined. Ruben Dias is the most significant signing this summer, but it is questionable how fast he can adapt to help the visitors at Elland Road.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
It is going to be an exciting and tight clash where the hosts are not without any chance of remaining undefeated. However, Leeds United also doesn’t look confident in the back, and we believe Man City will get back home with all three points thanks to their experience.
Goals Market Prediction
Both teams have been involved in very efficient matches so far in the campaign, and their playing style suggests that there won’t be major changes. Football fans should enjoy this clash and see at least four goals in total.
Leeds United vs Manchester City
Manchester City to win @ 1.35
Over 3.5 FT @ 1.95
Correct score 1:3 @ 11.00