Manchester City will be seeking their seventh Premier League win on the bounce when they welcome Leeds to the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.


Manchester City enters this fixture on the back of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Wolves on Saturday. Wolves took a defensive approach after striker Raul Jimenez got sent off for a second yellow in a minute. City however managed to break through via a highly controversial penalty awarded against Joao Moutinho. Raheem Sterling calmly slotted home for his 100th Premier League goal and to cement City’s place at the top of the premier league table – one point above Liverpool and two clear of Chelsea after 16 games in the 2021-22 season. With six premier league wins on the bounce for Manchester City, Pep Guardiola would do well to utilize his impressive squad depth heading into the hectic festive period. Manchester City has conceded only three Premier League goals at the Etihad this season – keeping clean sheets on six occasions. City are expected to remain without Ferran Torres until the New Year, while Ilkay Gundogan came off against Wolves at the weekend after struggling with back pain. Kyle Walker ought to make an immediate return at right-back with Joao Cancelo suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards. Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and Riyad Mahrez are candidates to return to the first XI this week with the need for fresh legs.


Leeds enters this fixture on the back of a frustrating 3-2 loss to European champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Raphinha opened the scoring from 12 yards before Mason Mount silenced the vibrant Leeds fans with a home equalizer just before HT. Antonio Rudiger was felled twice inside the box either side of Joe Gelhardt’s equaliser, and Jorginho dispatched both penalties to hand the European champions all three points on the day. Bielsa’s men occupy the 15th position of the premier league table and are six points clear of the relegation zone. They have only claimed one win and kept one clean sheet in their eight away premier league games so far. Leeds United managed to hold City to a 1-1 draw at Elland Road before prevailing 2-1 at the Etihad during their eye-catching 2020-21 premier league campaign, but Leeds are a far cry from their former selves. Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips, and Liam Cooper are all down with hamstring injuries, while Rodrigo is still struggling with heel pain. Robin Koch and Pascal Struijk are major doubts.

PREDICTION: MAN CITY WIN 2-0/2-1/3-0/3-1