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Manchester City Vs Leeds United Match Preview: Talking Tactics, Team News And Key Players

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Manchester City will travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Saturday for their Premier League match up, hoping to earn another victory after a thrilling 4-3 win over Real Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

The Yorkshire side ground out at a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League.

Manchester City Vs Leeds United: Talking Tactics

Pep Guardiola will set his team up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and ask his players to keep maximum possession of the ball and facilitate the attack with enough clear cut chances to win the three points.

Jesse Marsch will probably opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and could instruct his men to dominate the ball and try to capitalize on the counter.

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 26: Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final Leg One match between Manchester City and Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium on April 26, 2022, in Manchester, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images). The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images (https://www.gettyimages.de/) Imago Images (https://www.imago-images.de/).

Team News

Manchester City

The Sky Blues are without Kyle Walker, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, along with John stones who was called off the pitch in the first half against Los Blancos in the first leg. Joao Cancelo was suspended in midweek but is available for selection in the next matchup against the Whites.

Manchester City Predicted XI

Ederson; Cancelo, Laporte, Dias, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Gundogan; Jesus, De Bruyne, Sterling; Grealish

Leeds United

Adam Forshaw picked up a knee injury during training and remains doubtful. Patrick Bamford (foot) and Tyler Roberts (hamstring) are set to miss the rest of the season following injury woes.

Leeds United Predicted XI

Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas; M.Klich, Phillips; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; James

Key Men

Manchester City

The Sky Blues will rely on the creativity of Grealish, Jesus and Sterling as they look to collectively produce a winning performance over the weekend.

De Bryune will be tasked with creating chances for the attacking trio, whereas Ederson will be expected to make some solid stops at the back.

Leeds United

Meslier will have to give a strong performance at the back if Leeds are to keep a clean sheet in this game. James will carry most of the goal-scoring responsibility.

Phillips will be tasked with distributing the ball efficiently and creating chances for the men up front.

Manchester City vs Leeds United: Streaming Links

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United Kingdom BBC Radio 5
USA Peacock
India Hotstar,  JioTV
Canada DAZN
Spain DAZN
Italy
Germany Sky Sport 4
Australia Optus Sport
New Zealand Spark Sport
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