Leeds vs Man City prediction
Manchester City head to Elland Road this weekend looking to bounce back from their 2-5 drubbing at home by Leicester City against a Leeds United side that have made a promising start to their top flight return.
Pep Guardiola still hasn’t addressed the defensive problems at the Citizens but they have signed centre-back Ruben Dias from Benfica this week. The Portuguese international should be fit to start on Saturday evening.
Dias is fully match fitness having played in Benfica’s opening games this seasons but even his arrival won’t fix the issues at full-back where Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy remain liabilities.
Guardiola is also without both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus, which saw Raheem Sterling move into the striker’s roles last weekend. Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez are all goalscorers in support.
Leeds were involved in two 4-3 scores to start the season, losing one and winning the second, before Patrick Bamford’s late winner at Sheffield United last weekend. A rare clean sheet.
Despite the 1-0 at Bramall Lame, Marcelo Bielsa’s side like to take the game to opponents. That should make for a belter in this game.
Two weak defences, two teams good going forward – except goals, goals, goals in this game. Manchester City have not kept a clean sheet in either game to start their season.
Best bet: Both teams to score is 1.67 with Smarkets