Leeds United vs Manchester City
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Elland Road.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United square off against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Elland Road on Saturday, October 3. Here’s our LU vs MCI Dream11 prediction.
Leeds vs Manchester City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, Guardiola’s men had recorded a massive 4-0 win.
- Five of the former eight encounters had goals from both teams.
- Six of the last eight wins at this stadium had gone to the hosts though.
- The home team has failed to score goals at this ground only once in the past three decades.
Leeds vs Manchester City: Prediction
A fascinating matchup between the two managers as Pep Guardiola faces off against Marcelo Bielsa whom he has so often talked about as being a key influence in his own coaching career. This is one game where there are stylistic similarities and it will be interesting to see if either makes notable adjustments to try counteract each other. Ultimately, while both teams have some important absentees, those are more likely to harm Leeds and with City possessing the greater all-round quality, they have to be favoured to win what will likely be a shootout with goals at both ends of the pitch.
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.
Predicted line-up (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Ayling, Koch, Cooper, Dallas; Phillips; Helder Costa, Shackleton, Klich, Alioski; Bamford
Unavailable: Forshaw (Injured), Pablo Hernandez (Injured), Harrison (Ineligible)
Questionable: Kiko Casilla (Injured)
Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy; Fernandinho, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Sterling, Foden
Unavailable: Aguero (Injured), Gundogan (Illness), Zinchenko (Injured), Joao Cancelo (Injured), Gabriel Jesus (Injured)
Questionable: Stones (Injured)