Manchester City vs Leeds United Predictions and Betting Tips
Manchester City vs Leeds United key stats
- Man City have kept clean sheets in six out of their eight (75%) home Premier League matches.
- Man City have scored 18 goals at home so far with eight of these coming in the first half and ten in the second half.
- Since returning to the Premier League last season, Leeds have won six of their seven midweek league matches, including all five played on Tuesdays.
- In away matches, Leeds have conceded just three goals in first halves compared to 11 in the second half.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 13, 2021
Six of the best
City defeated Wolves 1-0 in Saturday’s early kick-off in a gritty affair, thanks to Raheem Sterling’s 66th minute penalty to win their sixth league match in a row.
The Cityzens along with other contenders Liverpool and Chelsea are playing in a league of their own currently and City proved on Saturday that they can win tough matches as well as win with their usual flamboyance.
It remains to be seen if boss Pep Guardiola changes things up as they’ve played a game every few days since after the international break.
🙌 “Such an honour to have played 200 games for this great club”
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— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 13, 2021
Hovering around the drop zone
Leeds faces their second top three side in as many matches after Saturday’s 3-2 defeat away to Chelsea.
Inconsistent Leeds are in 15th spot and just five points clear of the relegation zone, however, they face an awful schedule as after City they face Arsenal, Liverpool and Aston Villa.
It is hard to see where the points are going to come from in their next few matches, especially with star striker Patrick Bamford continuing to miss game time.
Manchester City vs Leeds United predictions
We expect nothing else other than a Man City victory here, however, their 1/8 outright win price is off putting and other methods need to be found to gain some value.
Due to Man City’s defensive prowess, we believe that they will stop Leeds from scoring and predict that City will win to nil.
Leeds generally keeps things tight in the first half in away matches before it falls apart defensively in the second half. We predict that there will be over 1.5 second half goals.
Manchester City vs Leeds United team news
Manchester City team news
Kevin De Bruyne continues to battle back to fitness with appearances from the bench.
Joao Cancelo misses this one due to suspension, Ilkay Gundogan is a doubt with a back injury.
Gabriel Jesus returned from injury against Wolves.
Leeds United team news
Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper’s hamstring injuries continue to keep them out. Rodrigo is also out with an achilles injury.
Patrick Bamford continues to miss further action due to a hamstring injury after his brief return against Brentford.
Long term absentee, Robin Koch could possibly make a return, while Pascal Struijk who has missed the last two matches could also return.
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