Leeds vs Manchester City Betting Preview | 4 Oct 2020

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In what on paper appears to be a mouth-watering encounter at an empty Elland Road on Saturday evening, Leeds will be looking to cause a real upset when Manchester City come to town this weekend.

Managing to extend on what has been an eye-catching Premier League return this season, the Whites landed a 1-0 win against bitter rivals Sheffield United last time out and have now claimed back-to-back victories.

On the flip side, while the Sky Blues might have managed to extend on their EFL Cup adventure at Turf Moor earlier in the week, the Pep Guardiola’s men could still be reeling from that stunning 5-2 defeat against Leicester last weekend.

Desperate to avoid Liverpool widening their buffer over them any further before heading into the international break, you might be interested to know that the last time City faced off against Leeds back in 2013, Saturday’s guests landed a 4-0 romp in Manchester.

In a contest that could see a string of chances in West Yorkshire this weekend, a similar away victory for the title chasers can be found priced at 4/11 with Paddy Power.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score in second-half – 13/8 @ Ladbrokes
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Bamford does it again

While Leeds might have marked their Premier League return with that stunning 4-3 defeat away at Anfield last month, the Whites have certainly bounced back in some style and will undoubtedly be boosted by their derby day victory last weekend.

Leaving it late and picking up a last-gasp 1-0 win against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last time out, Marcelo Bielsa’s men have landed back-to-back Premier League wins and have a real reputation for their lively contests heading into October.

Bagging the winner last weekend and enjoying what has been a very impressive early-season purple patch after lifting Leeds’ Golden Boot over the summer, the former Napoli boss will be excited by Patrick Bamford’s free-scoring run.

Now finding the net in all three of his top-flight appearances so far this year, it should also be noted that the former Chelsea starlet is the first player in Leeds’ history to score in his first three Premier League contests for the club.

You might be interested to know, after opening his account against Liverpool last month, Bamford can be found priced at 12/5 with 888sport to extend on his tally this weekend.

Betting Tip: Both teams to score in second-half – 13/8 @ Ladbrokes
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Guardiola’s defensive crisis

Although Pep Guardiola would have been glad to see his altered squad land a 3-0 win away at Burnley while on EFL Cup duties earlier in the week, many around the Etihad will still be reeling from their defensive horror show last weekend.

Despite taking the lead against Leicester on home soil, the former champions were hit with a hugely-concerning 5-2 defeat against the Foxes and have already given up some ground to Liverpool heading into October.

In fact, Sunday’s hammering at the Etihad was the first time in 686 games that a side managed by Guardiola has conceded five goals in a single showdown.

While the Sky Blues might have managed to secure Ruben Dias’ signature in a £65million deal in midweek, the former Barcelona boss will have a real headache over his side’s continued issues at the back.

Yet to record a single Premier League clean sheet so far this season and also crashing out of the Champions League thanks to a 3-1 defeat against Lyon out in Portugal, you might be interested to know that a leaky City defence can be found priced at 1/2 with William Hill to once again be breached at Elland Road.


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