Manchester City will face Leeds United on Wednesday at Elland Road as they return to Premier League action to chase down league leaders Arsenal in the second half of this season. The Mancunian giants came out victorious against Liverpool in a narrow 3-2 win in the Carabao Cup fixture last week and are currently five points behind the Gunners in the English first division. On the other hand, the Whites have barely managed to keep themselves away from the relegation places sitting in the fifteenth position, so they will need to up their game if they wish to climb up the table.
Manchester City Vs Leeds United: Talking Tactics
Pep Guardiola will be looking to extend the club’s winning ways as he returns to the 4-3-3 formation while making a couple of tweaks to the starting XI. Both Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva would make their return as they play from the start while Erling Haaland continues his rich run of form to lead the attack up top.
Jesse Marsch could opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and is expected to name a strong playing XI for this home encounter despite dealing with an injury crisis at the moment that has seen eleven of their players in the treatment room although a few might recover before the match.
The Mancunian giants will be without Kalvin Phillips, who did not arrive in the best conditions from the World Cup campaign. Ruben Dias has suffered a thigh injury that has ruled him out. Meanwhile, Julian Alvarez remains unavailable as he is yet to return to the Etihad following his World Cup win.
Manchester City Predicted XI
Ederson; Cancelo, Akanji, Laporte, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo; Foden, Haaland, Mahrez
As for Leeds, Tyler Adams remains suspended after picking up a red card last time out whereas Mateusz Klich remains doubtful due to a viral infection. Luis Sinisterra and Stuart Dallas are certain to miss out due to injury, furthermore, questions remain over Patrick Bamford, Crysencio Summerville, Rodrigo Moreno, Liam Cooper, Jack Harrison, Mateusz Klich and Illan Meslier.
Leeds United Predicted XI
Meslier; Kristensen, Koch, Cooper, Struijk; Aaronson, Roca; Gnonto, Rodrigo, Harrison; Bamford
Manchester City vs Leeds United: Streaming Links
|United Kingdom||BT Sport, BBC Radio 5|
|India||Hotstar VIP, JioTV, Star Sports Network|
|Italy||Sky Go Italia, NOW TV|
|Germany||Sky Sport Premier League|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NOW|