Leeds United vs Man City: TV channel, team & injury news as title race with Liverpool heats up

Manchester City will be hoping to extend their gap at the top of the Premier League table with a win at Elland Road.

Manchester City face Leeds United on Saturday evening in another crucial clash at the top of the Premier League table.

The fixture at Elland Road kicks off at 5.30pm, and comes four hours after Livepool’s trip to in-form Newcastle United takes place.

Despite the impressive recent records of both sides at the top of the Premier League table, Saturday has all the makings of potential banana skins, and could prove to be a pivotal day in the title race.

City and Liverpool also have other pressing concerns on their minds, and travel to Leeds and Newcastle respectively ahead of Champions League semi-final trips abroad in midweek.

City will have half an eye on Wednesday’s game, when they travel to Leeds this weekend. Credit: Getty.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp stand on the verge of a European final contest against each other next month, but will have to navigate their way past Real Madrid and Benfica in the second legs.

As for the Premier League, it’s City who lead the way by a point at the summit, with just five games to go.

It will also be just a second trip to Elland Road for Guardiola, who drew there 0-0 last season against his mentor Marcelo Bielsa. However, it was City who emerged victorious when the sides last met, with the champions claiming a 7-0 victory over the Whites in December.

Overall, from their 17 Premier League meetings to date, Leeds have won seven, City have five victories and there have been five draws.

It was a humiliating night for Leeds when the sides last met. Credit: Getty.

While much of the focus will centre around the title race on Saturday, Jesse Marsch’s men may be more than a tad alarmed at the relegation picture, with Burnley’s resurgence dragging the Yorkshire outfit back into the scrap for survival.

Despite that, Leeds are unbeaten in their last five and drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace on Monday night.

What’s the latest team news?

Guardiola confirmed in Friday’s press conference that Kyle Walker and John Stones won’t be available due to injury, leaving City with just five fit defenders for the fixture.

However, the Sky Blues do have more options higher up the pitch, with all of the club’s midfielders and attackers expected to be fit.

Walker and Stones remain injured for Manchester City. Credit: Getty.

Guardiola is likely to rotate for the game given it falls in between both legs against Madrid, with the likes of Ruben Dias, Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden all possibilities to start on the bench.

Meanwhile, Patrick Bamford, Adam Forshaw and Tyler Roberts are all missing for the hosts due to injury.

Is the match on TV?

The game will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with the pre-match build-up beginning from 5pm. The match can also be streamed on the Sky Go app.

How can I watch highlights?

The best bits will be available on the Sky Sports’ YouTube channel, while both teams will show short clips on their respective websites around two hours after the game concludes. Match of the Day begins at 10.20pm on Saturday and will show highlights from all of Saturday’s Premier League matches.