Leeds vs Manchester City Predictions & Match Preview

Leeds United vs Manchester City Premier League Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Leeds vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: 28 December 2022, Wednesday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Elland Road (Leeds).

Leeds and Manchester City will round up the Boxing Day Premier League schedule on Wednesday evening when they take on each other at Elland Road.

The Citizens can ill afford a slip up after a shocking home defeat to Brentford in the last Premier League game before the World Cup break.

The defeat to the Bees left the reigning champions five points shy of leaders Arsenal at the top of the standings.

Pep Guardiola’s men will, however, be massive favorites to return to winning ways here against Leeds who have one of the worst defensive lines in the league.

Leeds hold the 15th place in the Premier League table at the moment. They have conceded 26 goals in 14 league games this term.

To make things worse for head coach Jesse Marsch, the Peacocks shipped as many as four goals to the likes of Monaco in the final exhibition ahead of the Premier League return seven days ago at Elland Road.

Leeds are now up against the league’s deadliest attacking line and Europe’s top scorer Erling Haaland.

The magnificent Norwegian striker has bagged 18 goals so far in the season. He was obviously on target in the last week’s 3-2 victory over Liverpool in the last 16 round of League Cup.

If we count all competitions, Manchester City have bagged at least two goals in five of the last six outings and we certainly expect them to shine offensively here against the Peacocks.

Leeds vs Manchester City Head-to-head

  • Manchester City lead the overall head to head tie against Leeds by four wins going into their 86th H2H meeting.
  • The Citizens bagged as many as eleven unanswered goals in the last two head to head affairs against the Peacocks.
  • Historically, Manchester City won only 13 of the last 42 away games against Leeds.

Leeds vs Manchester City Prediction

Leeds have shown too many defensive holes in the home loss to Monaco last week. We expect Erling Haaland and the Citizens to storm past them here in what should be a one-sided contest at Elland Road.

The main pick is Man City to win by two or more goals difference at the 1.75 odds, while you can hardly make a mistake backing Erling Haaland to score anytime at the 1.50 odds.

Leeds vs Manchester City Betting Tips

  • Manchester City to win in -1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Erling Haaland to score anytime @ 1.50 (1/2) odd.