TalkSPORT pundit predicts Leeds United to be steamrolled by Manchester City after what Jim White said
When discussing Manchester City’s fixtures after the World Cup break, Danny Murphy predicted how many points they’ll win v Leeds United.
The resumption of the Premier League in December sees Leeds United return with a very difficult clash against Manchester City.
The reigning league champions travel to Elland Road on December 28, and will look to keep applying pressure to Arsenal at the top of the table.
When talking about the match via talkSPORT (7:10s), Murphy gave Leeds zero hope of even picking up a point against Pep Guardiola’s side.
“They’re looking at nine points [in City’s next three matches],” said Murphy.
“To be honest, they’ll probably look at nine points irrelevant of the World Cup because of how good they are so it’s probably a bad example.
“But I think when City come back with all their players from the World Cup, you’ll see them just carry on.”
Don’t rule them out
City will no doubt be heavy favourites for their Elland Road trip in December, but the Whites have a tendency to turn up against the bigger sides.
Under immense pressure, Marsch led the side to an incredible victory over Liverpool at Anfield, and Leeds were also extremely unfortunate to not take points off of Arsenal and Tottenham.
Not to mention the 3-0 drubbing against Chelsea early in the season. Leeds’ frantic style of play works best against teams wanting to build from the back, and Guardiola’s style works around that philosophy.
Marcelo Bielsa even managed to take all three points off City at the Etihad Stadium in April last year despite Liam Cooper’s sending-off in the first half.
To completely write Leeds off of even getting a point is harsh. City have 16 players away at the World Cup while Leeds have just three. Marsch will have his side well-prepped for a chaotic showdown with the champions, and it’s bound to be dramatic.
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