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Bamford To Lead The Line, Meslier In Goal | 4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted XI Vs Manchester City

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Leeds United will return to Premier League action as they welcome Manchester City to Elland Road for the midweek contest which will take place on Wednesday night. The Whites are currently sitting in the fifteenth position on the league table and they will have to up their game in the second half of the season in order to survive relegation.

Jesse Marsch will probably make use of the 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to name a strong first XI for this game. However, Leeds are currently going through an injury crisis that has seen eleven of their players in the treatment room although a few are already recovering and might be available for selection before the home encounter.

4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted XI Vs Manchester City

Defence

Illan Meslier will function in between the sticks for the Whites as he looks to make a few solid saves at the back during the game. Robin Koch will once again play alongside Liam Cooper at the heart of Leeds’ backline as they look to stop the opposition from causing too many problems in their defensive half. Cooper is expected to return to full fitness before match day; however, if he fails to do so then he’ll make way for Llorente instead.

Elland Road
Elland Road

Rasmus Kristensen will operate as the right-back while Pascal Struijk tries to catch the eye on the other flank as the left-back. Both of them will get the license to get forward and join in on the attack at every chance they get.

Diego Llorente should be named on the bench as he offers cover for the centre-back spots.

Midfield

Marc Roca and Brandon Aaronson will anchor the midfield for the Whites as they try to win the battle at the centre of the park and engineer some clear-cut chances in the final third.

The attacking trio will include Jack Harrison who will make his return into the attacking third alongside Rodrigo and Wilfried Gnonto. Rodrigo and Harrison are both in the treatment room as of now but Marsch is hopeful of their recovery before the fixture.

Tyler Adams remains suspended after picking up a red card last time out whereas Mateusz Klich remains doubtful due to a viral infection.

Attack

Patrick Bamford will lead the charge for the Whites in the final third. He has to find a way to cause a few headaches for the City centre-backs in midweek.

Joe Gelhardt might come on to influence the game in the final quarter of the match if Leeds are in need of a goal by then.

4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted XI Vs Manchester City
4-2-3-1 Leeds United Predicted XI Vs Manchester City
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