It’s our 4th Premier League prediction weekend of the season here at BettingTips.net. For this betting tip, we’re focussing on the northern clash between newly promoted Leeds and title favourites Manchester City. So read on to find our expert Premier League tips, betting predictions and more.
As is always the case, our Premier League predictions today have been created by our dedicated team of experts at BettingTips.net. We carefully analyse the facts, the figures and more when coming up with our Premier League tips & predictions. Without further ado, let’s look at the teams.
Despite losing their opening game, Leeds made a huge statement of intent, as they put 3 past the Champions Liverpool at Anfield in a thrilling 4-3 encounter. They followed up their commendable opening performance with a thrilling win against Fulham and a shutout win over Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United. It may be early on in the season, but our Premier League predictions already point to Leeds surviving, and perhaps even finishing in the top half. Leeds’ style and success is largely attributed to the playing style of manager Marco Bielsa. Striker Patrick Bamford has netted in every game so far.
City had a woeful afternoon to forget last Sunday, as Pep Gualriola watched a team put 5 past his side for the first time in his managerial career in their 5-2 home loss to Leicester. The loss highlighted City’s problems at the back, however the 65m signing Ruben Dias has been completed, and so he could be ready for his debut against Leeds at Elland road this Saturday. But Pep Guardiola still has a sizable injury list to deal with that includes stickers Augero and Jesus as well as João Concelo and Bernardo Silva.
This is the first meeting between these sides since an FA Cup tie back in 2013, which then reigning champions Man City beat a struggling Leeds side 4-0. Prior to that, the last meeting between these teams was way back in 2004, when Leeds were still in the top slight, and Manchester City were still poor. In the Premier League era, these sides have a total of 3 recorded matches with an even spread. Leeds and City have a win each, while one fixture ended in a draw. Effectively, this Saturday’s game is two sides coming up against each other for the first time.
Below, we’ve provided the past result between these sides as well as some statistical highlights. We’ve used this information and recent form to create our PremIer League predictions today here at BettingTips.net.
Having analysed everything surrounding this fixture, our Premier League prediction weekend foresees a Manchester City win.
Perhaps surprisingly to some Premier League predictions experts, Leeds United go into this fixture as the inform team. However, it is hard to see Manchester City suffering two defeats on the bounce, as doing so could shatter their title hopes very early in the season. There’s no doubt that Marco Bielsa will set up his team the right way to challenge City, we foresee them falling short. Where Leeds are likely to fail where Leicester succeeded is down to experience. This Leicester side knew the city well and had past experience to draw upon as well as Brendan Rogers’ game plan.
As Guardiola comes up against a manager he has cited as one of his heroes and influences, we’re predicting a slender man City win with Leeds’ Patrick Bamford to score anytime. You can place this combined bet with Paddy Power on generous odds of 5.36.