Manchester City is going to Leeds determined to stay on top of the Premier League. Any other outcome than a win will probably mean losing the title for the Sky Blues and they will absolutely do everything they can to win against Leeds. The Whites are close to the relegation zone and will have to add more points to their record in order to keep the Premier League status.
Leeds United has underachieved this season and is currently 16th in the Premier League standings with 34 points which is currently 5 points ahead of Everton who is in 18th place.
Leeds has 8 wins in 33 games this season with 10 draws and 15 losses. They have played pretty well lately staying undefeated in the last five Premier League games winning 11 points in that span.
Leeds is coming off a 0-0 away draw on Monday against Crystal Palace winning an important point in the fight for staying in the Premier League next season. Prior to the last five games, Leeds was in a free falling mode losing six straight games.
Leeds United has only 4 home wins this season and has won 17 of their 34 points this season at home. The last time they won at home was in the middle of March when they defeated the last team in the standing Norwich City by 2-1. That was Leeds’ first home win in two and a half months. The Whites have scored 18 goals on Elland Road this season and allowed 30.
Manchester City had a safe lead for most of the Premier League season but now with four rounds to go, they are only one point ahead of Liverpool and will have to win the remaining games in order to defend the title they won last season.
The Sky Blues have 80 points on top of the table while Liverpool is second with 79 but the Reds currently have a better goal differential than City by 4 goals. That means that if both teams finish with the same points record, Liverpool will win the championship trophy. This fact makes the game against Leeds United even more important for City.
Pep Guardiola’s team has three wins and two draws in the last five Premier League rounds. In the last game, they defeated Watford by 5-1 and proved that they are in great shape going into the final stage of the season.
Anyway, City is in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League and will visit Leeds after playing the first leg against Real Madrid. This game will certainly have an impact on the team and the lineup that Guardiola will choose to start with at Elland Road.
City has 12 wins, 3 draws and only one loss in 16 away games this season.
Our tip for the Leeds United vs. Manchester City game
Both teams have their own reasons why they have to win this game but only one of them actually has the quality to do that.
Leeds United is going into the last 4 rounds of the Premier League in a good spot to stay in the league but will have to win points which will probably not happen against Manchester City. The Sky Blues won the first game against Leeds United 7-0 this season but that was only their second win in the last 5 games against Leeds. The Whites won last season on Ethihad by 2-1 and also have 2 wins in the last 5 games against City.
However, Manchester City is travelling to Elland Road with the championship on the line and it will be a real miracle if Leeds United manages to stay unbeaten. What goes in the Whites’ favour is the fact that Manchester City is in the middle of the UEFA Champions League duel against Real Madrid and will probably be more tired than them.
Anyway, Manchester City is a huge favourite and will find a way to win this game at least by one goal differential.