The master takes on his favorite student this weekend in the Premier League. Leeds United welcome Manchester United at Elland Road this Saturday. The match kickoff is at 7:30 pm.
Newly promoted Leeds United head into the Saturday’s match after making back to back league victories. The side takes on a rattled Manchester City looking to shake off a 5-2 defeat to Leicester City.
Pep Guardiola received his most massive defeat at home since his managerial career last weekend. The side feels short of Brendan Rodger’s attacking threat. The side recovered from the embarrassing loss with a 3-0 win in the EFL Cup. The Citizens booked a slot in the quarter-finals against Arsenal.
One admirer of Pep through his time at Barcelona was Marco Bielsa. Both managers have thrown praises at each other managerial skills. At fate would have it, a decade later the two leaders would reunite in the Premier League.
Manchester City has been busy this transfer window with the signing of defender Ruben Dias from Benfica. The transfer saw defender Otamendi switch to the Portuguese side this week. Pep looks set to bridge the 18 points difference last season against Liverpool.
Last week saw the Premier League host the first Yorkshire derby that ended with a 1-0 win against Sheffield United. A late equalizer by in-form Bamford was enough to settle the scores.
Leeds United vs Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have 81 games against each other with Leeds with 33 wins while Man City with 36 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Sheffield United 0-1 Leeds
Leeds 4-3 Fulham
Leeds 1-1 Hull City
Liverpool 4-3 Leeds
Leeds 4-0 Charlton Athletic
Burnley 0-3 Manchester City
Man City 2-5 Leicester
Man City 2-1 Bournemouth
Wolves 1-3 Man City
Man City 1-3 Lyon
Leeds United Team News
Jack Harrison is ineligible to face against his former club. Injury concerns for Bielsa include Adam Forshaw, Pablo Hernandez and Kiko Casilla. Ezgjan Alioski might replace Harrison on the wing position. Rodrigo expects to start on the bench next week.
Manchester City Team News
Ruben Dias is eligible for a debut and Pep could throw him into the mix after a back three last weekend ended badly. An injury boost for Pep is the returning Bernardo Silva. Injury woes at the camp include Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero.
Prediction and Match Analysis
It has been a high goal-scoring affair so far in the league, and we expect the same this weekend with the clash.
Man City Win
Goals Over 2.5
Bamford to Score