When Manchester City travel to Elland Road to face Leeds United on Saturday, they will be looking to keep their lead at the top of the Premier League in a tight title race.
Manchester City has the chance to end the season on a historic high, as they seek their first Champions League victory as well as a second Premier League title, after defeating Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.
Pep Guardiola’s side must, however, be wary of the threat posed by second-placed Liverpool, who has been in superb form and are breathing down Manchester City’s neck, despite the fact that the Reds are chasing an even more remarkable and unprecedented quadruple.
Furthermore, Guardiola would be upset that his team allowed Los Blancos to close the gap, flipping the entire dynamic heading into the second leg. Manchester City is under a lot of pressure despite being table-toppers and leading their Champions League tie. At 5:30 p.m., Manchester City will take on Leeds United at Elland Stadium.
From now until the end of the season, every game is crucial for Manchester City, and their upcoming match against Leeds United at Elland Road could be a potential stumbling block in their quest to retain their Premier League title.
Meanwhile, Leeds is still fighting for survival at the other end of the table, with only five points separating them from third-bottom Everton heading into the latest Premier League matchday. However, under new manager Jesse Marsch, they have found form, with a draw against Crystal Palace last time out making it five games unbeaten.
They have found form under new manager Jesse Marsch, with a draw against Crystal Palace last time out extending their unbeaten streak to five games. They could also pose a threat to Manchester City’s title hopes if the champions take their foot off the gas. Leeds face Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea in their next three league games, so this incredibly difficult stretch could be a turning point in their season, and any points gained will be crucial in their bid to avoid relegation.
Leeds’ predicted starting eleven: Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas; Klich, Phillips; Raphinha, Rodrigo, Harrison; James;
Manchester’s predicted starting eleven: Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Jesus, Sterling, Grealish; Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko.