A match filled with plenty of story lines, Bielsa v Guardiola, promoted v a top two team and similar philosophies will make for a cracking game.
The stellar game of the week will see City face a really solid Leeds side.
Venue: Elland Road, Leeds, Enlgand
Time and Date: Saturday, 3rd of October 2020, kick off at 5.30 pm (UK), 12.30 pm (EST)
Referee: Mike Dean.
Assistants: Ian Hussin, Darren Cann.
Fourth official: Anthony Taylor.
VAR: Peter Bankes.
Assistant VAR: Sian Massey-Ellis.
TV Info: Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)
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Patrick Bamford v the City back line might decide the game and who Pep Guardiola plays will be very important. For City, exploiting space in the final third will be crucial and with no true forward (unless Delap starts) City will need to be clinical.
Jack Harrison, on loan at Leeds from Man City, is unable to face his parent club and there are no serious injury concerns for Leeds.
For City, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus will be out. Eric Garcia and Oleks Zinchenko are doubtful.
A motivated Leeds under Bielsa will be dangerous and as they are aiming to stay in the top flight, it will be a serious test. City, with injuries and no strikers will look to hold them off and I don’t know if it will be enough. Promoted teams present a real challenge for top clubs and with Bielsa’s innovative press this will be high scoring and with lots of open space to exploit. A high scoring affair, but City’s quality will win out.
Manchester City 4-3 Leeds United