Mark Lawrenson brands Leeds United 'adventurous' and reveals Man City score prediction
Leeds United take on Manchester City in one of the picks of this weekend's Premier League action, with the two sides set to go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow lunchtime.
Writing his weekly prediction piece for BBC Sport, pundit Mark Lawrenson gave his verdict on the potential scoreline, and opted for a 3-0 away win for City.
Explaining his choice, the ex-Liverpool defender contended: "Leeds gave Manchester City a really good game at Elland Road in October, but Pep Guardiola's side look like a totally different team these days.
“I know Leeds will be adventurous, but I just don't see them having very much of the ball.
“Guardiola can afford to rest whoever he wants to rest before his side go to Borussia Dortmund for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final next Wednesday, and I don't think it will make much difference.”
Meanwhile, Lawro's opponent for the week, film star Steve Guttenberg, went for a 3-1 City win, and rather churlishly commented: “I'm giving Leeds a goal, but that's all they are getting.”
A win for Marcelo Bielsa's side could see them move as high as ninth in the table, if Aston Villa lose and Arsenal fail to win against bottom of the table Sheffield United.
The last time the two sides faced each other, Leeds came from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw with the league leaders, in a game where they had more possession, played more passes, and had more shots on target than their opponents.