Leeds United
Leeds United
VS
Manchester City
Manchester City
England
England
Premier League
28.12.2022
21:00
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Elland Road
Leeds

Leeds United – Manchester City predictions & odds comparison 28.12.2022

Manchester City will be looking to reduce the deficit atop the table from league leaders Arsenal when they travel to take on Leeds United at Elland Road.

The defending champions are staring at an eight-point gap right now after the Gunners won their Boxing Day derby at home against West Ham.  Leeds meantime are not sitting pretty as they are 15th on the log, just 2 points away from the drop zone.

This should be an interesting encounter with the potential for loads of goals. Our Premier League betting tips for this clash will be picked from Melbet (👉 really good Melbet bonus rules) and Worldsportbetting.

LEEDS UNITED

A 4-3 loss to Tottenham just before the World Cup hiatus left a bitter taste in the mouths of Lees hopefuls as they led thrice in that game and were on course for a win before eventually succumbing to a Bentacur double in the final 10 minutes of the match. That has been symptomatic of their season as they have pulled off incredible wins and disappointing losses.

They are in high spirits nevertheless after winning 2 of their 3 warm-up friendlies coming into this match. Manager Jesse march will try and rally his troops to finish the second half of the season strong lest they get sucked into relegation woes. A bad week for them coupled with a good week for others around them could actually see them drop down below the dreaded dotted line on the log.

Their attack has been quite decent as they have scored in 7 of their last 8 matches. Their biggest issue has been on the other end of the floor where they have failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 straight matches and kept a clean sheet in just 2 of their last 19 home matches. This does not augur well against the visitors attacking juggernaut.

MANCHESTER CITY

Like the hosts, City also went into the World Cup break nursing wounds as they suffered a shock 2-1 loss to Brentford which basically allowed Arsenal to open up a 5-point cushion at the top going into that break that they then extended to 8 points on Boxing Day. City are actually third with Newcastle leapfrogging them after they too won on Boxing Day.

Pep Guardiola’s charges returned to action last week as they took on Liverpool in a scintillating EFL Cup fourth-round fixture which they just about edged 3-2 to book a place in the quarterfinals. Goals from Haaland, Mahrez and Nathan Ake overcome the Liverpool resistance who had fought back through Carvalho and Salah.

Man City now have their work cut out as they cannot afford any further slippage with Arsenal showing no signs of slowing down. They dominated Leeds last season with 7-0 and 4-0 scorelines at home and away and we expect pretty much the same level of ruthlessness from them here.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

LEEDS UNITED

  • Meslier
  • Cooper
  • Koch
  • Struijk
  • Kristensen
  • Roca
  • Adams
  • Summerville
  • Aaronson
  • Harrison
  • Rodrigo
  • COACH: Jesse Marsch
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Dallas (Thigh injury), Phillips (Shoulder injury), Walker (Groin injury)

MANCHESTER CITY

  • Ederson
  • Stones
  • Akanji
  • Aké
  • Cancelo
  • De Bruyne
  • Rodri
  • Gündogan
  • Silva
  • Grealish
  • Haaland
  • COACH: Pep Guardiola
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Mendy (Suspended)

LEEDS VS MAN CITY PREDICTIONS

Man City looked quite spry against Liverpool last week with their contingent of international stars seemingly sharped and revitalized for the task at hand. With Arsenal having thrown a gauntlet at them, we pretty much expect City to respond in kind with a statement win here. They have been quite solid on their travels and the key to that is usually a strong start. We fancy them to take charge right from the get-go and we are backing them to win at halftime and fulltime @ 1.67 with Worldsportsbetting as the first of our betting tips today.

TIP #1: Halftime/Fulltime –> 2/2



Leeds’ defence has left a lot to be desired and that is fodder for City’s mercurial striker Erling Haaland who incidentally was born in Leeds. He took just 10 minutes to show his appetite for goals hasn’t faded against Liverpool last week. There will be no sentimental feeling for his former hometown here as the Norwegian cyborg continues his amazing start to life in the Premier League. Melbet app have him priced @ 1.50 to bag a goal anytime and we are going with this as our final tip here.

TIP #2: Haaland Goal

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Performance

Leeds United
Leeds United
Last games

Leeds United performance of the last 5 home matches

Victories
20%
Over 2.5
40%
Manchester City
Manchester City
Last games

Manchester City performance of the last 5 away matches

Victories
80%
Over 2.5
60%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
1
Manchester City
Manchester City
89 38 28 5 5 94 33 61
2
2
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
84 38 26 6 6 88 43 45
4
3
Manchester United
Manchester United
75 38 23 6 9 58 43 15
3
4
Newcastle United
Newcastle United FC
71 38 19 14 5 68 33 35
5
5
Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
67 38 19 10 9 75 47 28
6
6
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
62 38 18 8 12 72 53 19
7
7
Aston Villa
Aston Villa FC
61 38 18 7 13 51 46 5
8
8
Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur
60 38 18 6 14 70 63 7
9
9
Brentford FC
Brentford FC
59 38 15 14 9 58 46 12
10
10
Fulham FC
Fulham FC
52 38 15 7 16 55 53 2
11
11
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace FC
45 38 11 12 15 40 49 -9
12
12
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
44 38 11 11 16 38 47 -9
13
13
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
41 38 11 8 19 31 58 -27
14
14
West Ham United
West Ham United FC
40 38 11 7 20 42 55 -13
15
15
AFC Bournemouth
AFC Bournemouth
39 38 11 6 21 37 71 -34
16
16
Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest FC
38 38 9 11 18 38 68 -30
17
17
Everton FC
Everton FC
36 38 8 12 18 34 57 -23
18
18
Leicester City
Leicester City FC
34 38 9 7 22 51 68 -17
19
19
Leeds United
Leeds United FC
31 38 7 10 21 48 78 -30
20
20
Southampton FC
Southampton FC
25 38 6 7 25 36 73 -37
Legend
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