Probable Lineups


Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(60) 43 Goals 38 (82)
(45) 24 Assists 34 (55)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 7 (6.9)
29.4 Average Age 29.4
183.3 Average Height (cm) 182.6
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.2 (1.2)
(48%) 49% Aerial Duel Success 59% (53%)
(0.5) 0.6 Dribbles pg 1 (1)
(1.7) 1.4 Tackles pg 1 (1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Man City
Player Reason Status Rating
Pablo Hernández Out 6.25
Gaetano Berardi Out 6.85
Kiko Casilla Out 7.06
Adam Forshaw Out N/A
Jack Harrison Out 6.96
Player Reason Status Rating
John Stones Out 7.03
Sergio Agüero Out 6.64
João Cancelo Out 7.31
Gabriel Jesus Out 7.11
Ilkay Gündogan Out 7.29

Team News

Man City
  • With Pablo Hernandez still sidelined, the absence of Jack Harrison - who is ineligible to face his parent club - may be keenly felt this weekend after a strong start from the winger.
  • His replacement could be the only change to the starting XI, with Ian Poveda-Ocampo and Ezgjan Alioski hoping to come in out wide.
  • Ilkay Gundogan is set to end his period of self isolation should he test negative for COVID-19 but has been unable to train with the group so won't feature until after the international break.
  • John Stones is sidelined but the club have secured the services of Ruben Dias from Benfica - with Nicolas Otamendi heading in the opposite direction - and the Portugal international is fully fit having featured in Liga NOS so could come straight in for a debut.
  • Raheem Sterling should continue to lead the line having scored twice in midweek in the absence of both Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.


  • Leeds have impressed upon their return to the top-flight, as many expected they would, and will relish the challenge of facing Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, just as they did against Champions Liverpool.
  • Guardiola bemoaned Leicester's tactics following a 5-2 defeat last weekend but are unlikely to face a similar low block against a team that pride themselves on their press and energy.
  • In truth, Leeds' playing style and eagerness to attack could play into City's hands but expect a the hosts to cause real problems nonetheless in what promises to be a hugely entertaining game.

User Predictions

Comments (45)

  • Leeds' prossession more than City's

  • What i learned from this game is that this leeds team will go far and will be in UCL next season

  • @sampo It is VERY early in the season bro. There's a long way to go and a lot of things could happen along the way. Would problaby be the first time a team went from Championship to Champions League over a season.

  • @Fromhell Leicester won it after 2 seasons so not impossible

  • @sampo they forced edirson to 6 critical saves which means they can score a lot of goals and this is why they hit liverpool with 3 goals.

  • @sampo - Leeds create many chances under Bielsa but their finishing is very poor. So, forcing Éderson into 6 saves and scoring just 1 is par for this team.

  • another fail for bald fraud, give him another 300 milion euros to spend so maybe he can than win against leeds ,a championship team!

  • I can't believe it why this man city team always among the favourites to win the ucl while they keep showing their inconsistency.

  • @VKey Almost all teams seems to have inconsistency 2020.

  • again anti-football Guardiola tactics punished. Pitty Bamford, Ayling missed sitters and others shot 2x at the bar.

  • if you are not an idiot, tomorrow your coach should be Bielsa, not this bald clown Pepitto))). How many he spend? What was the tactic for match? - going to Mike Dean complaining that he ows you a penalty shot... Genius tactic for a match against Championship side. Kudos to Guardiola)))

  • why there is no punishment for diving? sterling flopping left and right 24/7

  • So, a 100m worth of CDM protecting a 250m worth of defenders still concede 5 more shots on target than City. Maybe throwing money isn't the solution eh, Pep?

  • Aguero carried this team for so long. Without him, they're an average side.

  • @uefalona They definitly need a new center forward. I'm surprised they haven't reinforced yet. They're not short of funds, are they?

  • Mancity sucks

  • Moreno, sub and score

  • ManCity with 48% possession against Leeds ... is Pep still their coach ?

  • @neumi17 He is facing Bielsa, who also promotes possession football. Quite logical balance.

  • @Thypot Yeah, some sort of balance. But ManCity is the much better team on paper. It is not clear to me that the weaker side has more possession.

  • @neumi17 Bielsa and they winning 1-0 already...

  • @richccfc Now 42% and it doesn't look like winning right now.

  • @neumi17 Bielsa and they already winning 1-0...

  • City too good

  • Torres and Costa starting?? Is this an Atletico Madrid match??

  • 1-1

  • Confirmed: Ruben Dias is in the starting lineup with Laporte as his cb partner.

  • 1-2

  • lol that 15-1 seems lit

  • I really enjoy the playstyle that Man City has had over the last seasons, they're most often fun to watch. Today however, my heart goes out 100% to Leeds and their supporters. May you win or atleast draw!

  • @Fromhell As usual, the team with less possession will predictably win the match. Leeds 3-2 Man City.

  • @SeuneMilmas Leeds had the most possession so you choose the wrong winner anyhow.

  • With Marcelo Bielsa at the helm of this blistering Leeds squad, this match is expected to be an almost evenly-contested duel between the newly-promoted side and a City team that is looking to prove a point to critics. New signing Ruben Dias will be under the spotlight following some questions about Pep-some defence in recent weeks. Bielsa's Leeds have proven that they take on anyone ( as they showed with Liverpool) hence the feeling that this will be a tight game. All in all, I think the score will even out at 3-3

  • @TheLoneRanger we think alike

  • 1:3

  • i hope this will be an even match with Leeds cashimg in 3 points :)

  • 1-4

  • Leeds were unlucky against Liverpool and managed a clean sheet against Sheffield Utd. City were awful against Leicester. Leeds can cause an upset here. Sterling on his own playing striker was terrible against Leicester.

  • 1-4

  • Over 2.5 goals

  • Klich hero to score. 1-2

  • @koziol.mutant I would be shocked if Leeds didn't win 3-2

  • Home 15-1...I like it

  • 0 - 2 Bamford to miss a sitter

  • @Overmars and he duly delivered