Tip Manchester City - Leeds
Manchester City are hoping to move a step closer to the Premier League title after their lunch time clash on Saturday at home to Leeds United. City are in top form ahead of this game, and are top of the league standings with 74 points, while Leeds United have managed 42 points and are in 11th place. As things stand, City need 11 more points to secure the league title and they go to this game in really good form, having won each of their last six matches. They have 27 wins in 28 matches across all competitions, the latest a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League. City have lost just once in their last 35 matches and going to this game, they carry a really good scoring form, with 10 goals in just the last three league matches. They beat third placed Leicester City 2-0 in the last league game – their second straight clean sheet and at home, they have one loss in the last 10 league matches. City have six clean sheets in their last 10 home league matches, but none has been in the last four matches. A run of 12 wins in their last 16 home league matches gives City a winning rate of 75% at home, making them the best performing team at home. They’ve lost just twice in the last 16 home league matches, and have secured 38 of the possible 48 points at home in the league. The big news from the team is that influential midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2025.
Leeds United earned a point in their opening game against Manchester City in a 1-1 draw in October. The result then left City in 11th place and here Leeds find themselves in that position but with plenty of positives regarding their season in the top flight. The Whites will be pushing for a top half finish upon their return to the Premier League and after two straight wins, they’ll go to this game well psyched. They have one clean sheet in the last five matches and have lost eight of their last 15 matches across all competitions. In the Premier league they’ve failed to score in three of the last five matches and the 2-1 win over Fulham was their first in four league matches away from home. They’ve lost three of their last four away league matches and have no clean sheet in the last seven away league matches. In the 15 away league matches this season, Leeds United have seven wins, with 21 points won out of the possible 45.
Key points Manchester City - Leeds
Leeds United have eight losses in their last 15 matches.
Leeds United have no clean sheet in seven away league matches.
Manchester City have scored 10 goals in their last three league matches.
Manchester City have six clean sheets in 10 home league games but none in the last four.
Leeds have nine goals in their last six away matches in the league.
Conclusion Manchester City - Leeds
Two very good attacking sides meet, and marshaled by very tactical managers. Both sides have done well on the scoring front in their recent matches and we expect that to continue here. Over 2.5 goals looks good on this.
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Manchester City Leeds Prediction published on April 7, 2021