Champions elect City get set for Leeds test

There are two massive games on this weekend in the Premier League and first up it’s the clash of Manchester City and Leeds United at 12:30pm on Saturday.

When Leeds played Manchester City at Elland Road earlier in the season it was an exciting game with both teams having chances.

Since then City have brought their performances to another level, especially in the second half of the season.

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It’s so hard to mark City’s attacking players because you never know where they will pop up as their movement in the box is unbelievable; it has been a nightmare for defenders to play against.

Kevin De Bruyne has been outstanding for this season, not just the best player in the Premier League but I think he is the best player in Europe.

Pep Guardiola has rested his players at times this season but it doesn’t matter who is playing because they still manage to play the same way and he is doing a great job in keeping all his players hungry.

I know there is a slim chance of Manchester City winning the quadrupole this season but I think that they will do it because the amount of quality in their squad is amazing.

Leeds will go to the Etihad Stadium in good form after a win against Sheffield United last weekend. This game could suit Marcelo Bielsa’s side because they love to attack and they won’t change their game plan regardless who the opposition is.

Leeds have been outstanding this season and with no pressure with now guaranteed Premier League football next season they can play with no expectation in the final eight games. If Leeds were to go on a run they could still get European football, especially if the teams above them keep slipping up, so there is still something to play for.

Manchester United beat City at Etihad Stadium lately by just playing on the break so maybe Leeds could watch this and try to do the same thing.

I think that both teams will score as both teams love to attack but I think Manchester City will sneak it and beat Leeds 3-2.

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The second big game of the weekend is on Sunday as Manchester United travel to London to take on Tottenham Hotspur.

All the pressure will be on Tottenham in this game as they need a win to keep their chances alive of finishing in the top four this season.

Spurs have been great going forward this season with Harry Kane and Son Heung-min but their problems this season have been at the back as they have conceded too many goals.

Jose Mourinho has been the Spurs manager for over a year now and I don’t think that he has improved them to be honest, while United have been great away from home this season and are unbeaten on the road.

This game will suit United because they will defend deep when Spurs have the ball but when United get possession back they will look to hit Spurs on the break with Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood and Daniel James.

Manchester United’s record this season against the top six teams in the Premier League this season has been poor, with their only win coming against Manchester City. This is something that the Red Devils will need to improve if they want to be challenging for the Premier League title next season.

United will want to beat Spurs to make up for the big defeat that they were on the receiving end of at Old Trafford earlier this season. Dean Henderson will need to have another big performance in goal if United want to get a win against Spurs as he will be under pressure with the threat of Harry Kane.

I think both teams will also score in this game but I think United will beat Spurs 3-1.

I hope that these two matches are good games to watch because some big matches in the Premier League this season have been an anti-climax, especially when Liverpool played Manchester United at Anfield and and the game between Manchester City played Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season.

It would be great if these two games are exciting, end-to-end and with both teams scoring. Ideally these contests will be won by a moment of magic and not by a defensive mistake or bad VAR decision.

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Patrick Morgan

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