12:30 Saturday

Manchester City vs Leeds Stats

  • Manchester City have won 18 of their last 19 matches.
  • Manchester City have scored 2 or more goals in their last 6 games.
  • Leeds have scored in 12 of their 15 away games.
     

Betting Tip: Manchester City to win and both teams to score

Manchester City won yet again midweek despite being slightly ruffled by Borussia Dortmund. With the reverse meeting coming up and the tie poised at 2-1 you do wonder about their concentration levels as a dangerous Leeds side come to the Etihad.

One thing Pep Guardiola does have in his armoury is a depth of squad that’s simply unrivalled. He can afford to bring in the likes of Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling to the side. Not bad eh?

City were a clean sheet machine for a long time but we have seen them concede in 5 of their last 6 home games in all competitions and one thing you know about Bielsa and his Leeds side is that they’ll be unwavering in their style of play and attacking approach. 

The West Yorkshire club put in a terrific display in the reverse meeting at Elland Road to get a draw, I’m sure they’ll cause one or two problems for the Blue Moon. Ultimately though the sheer strength in depth and quality City have should prevail. Taking a home win with both teams to score therefore looks a tempting angle in

Betting Tip 2: Fernandinho to be carded 

I’ll also dip into the player card market and take the 4/1 about the aforementioned Fernandinho. The Brazilian has collected 5 cards in his last 6 and is known for breaking up attacks, often with cynical fouls. Interestingly most of Leeds players get fouled in the centre of the pitch, they attract 10.6 fouls per game in total this season. 

Manchester City vs Leeds Odds

Man City have been instilled as heavy favourites heading into Saturday's early kick-off.

Where is the value?

  Man City Draw Leeds
Best Odds 3/10 11/2 10/1

Manchester City to win and both teams to score - 1pt @ 17/10
Fernandinho to be carded - 1pt @ 4/1