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Manchester City v Leeds United: live stream, TV details, how to watch, injury news and predicted line-ups

Manchester City will look to remain at the top of the table on Tuesday evening when they welcome Leeds United to the Etihad Stadium.

<p>Gabriel Jesus is back in the frame for Manchester City as they take on Leeds Credit: Getty</p>

Gabriel Jesus is back in the frame for Manchester City as they take on Leeds Credit: Getty

Manchester City will be looking to make it a seventh consecutive win in the Premier League when they face Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

The match, which kicks-off at 8pm, will see City try and remain in top spot after maintaining that position over the weekend. Pep Guardiola’s side are in fine league form, having won 12 of their 16 games so far, including a 1-0 victory against Wolves on Saturday.

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A Raheem Sterling penalty in the 66th-minute saw the title holders secure all three points.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City Credit: Getty

As for Leeds, they are in a different situation to their opponents on Tuesday, having won only one of their last six league games. The Whites lost 3-2 last weekend to Chelsea in the 94th-minute - this after a 2-2 draw against Burnley and a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.

The sides head into the game 22 points apart in the league, with City the current league-leaders by one point, while Leeds sit 15th in the table - five points above the relegation zone.

Overall, the Yorkshire club has the better record when coming face to face in England’s top-flight. Of the 16 meetings in the competition, the Whites have won seven of them, while City have been victorious four times and honours have been even on five occasions.

The two teams’ previous meeting in April last season ended in a 2-1 win for Marcelo Bielsa’s side at the Etihad Stadium. Stuart Dallas scored a double that day, while Ferran Torres netted for the Sky Blues.

There’s more bad news for City fans when it comes to this fixture. The club haven’t beaten Leeds in the Premier League since 2003.

What’s the latest team news?

City’s victory against Wolves saw the return to the starting 11 for Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus, who missed their game against RB Leipzig due to a knock.

The former replaced Kyle Walker on the team-sheet, with Zinchenko starting at left-back and Joao Canelo shifting to right-back.

Ferran Torres, who suffered a foot injury on international duty with Spain in October, remains unavailable. The forward is still some time off being fully fit.

Ferran Torres is still out of action Credit: Getty

The Sky Blues’ squad has strength in depth and Guardiola has several options to replace Torres on Tuesday.

The Spaniard’s fluidity in his style of play allows for either of Guardiola’s favoured 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 formation to be used against the Whites. The latter, which was used against Wolves, saw a three-man midfield made up of Bernardo Silva, Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan. Fernandinho, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden are also options in this position.

With Torres out of the game, there are numerous players who are a like-for-like swap on the wing, with Jack Grealish able to cut inside from the left wing and Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Foden able to play either side.

The visitors have several names on the sidelines with Robin Koch, Kalvin Phillips, Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper and Rodrigo all unavailable.

However, Pascal Struijk is in contention to return to the squad after missing their defeat to Chelsea due to an inflamed knee.

Pascal Struijk of Leeds United (R) Credit: Getty

Bielsa has dealt with these absences by giving younger players a chance, with Joe Gelhardt used in a rotational role.

The Argentine has experimented with how Leeds have lined up, opting to switch between a three-man and four-man defence in recent weeks. The latter seems to be most likely on Tuesday.

Predicted line-ups:

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.

Leeds (4-1-4-1): Meslier; Dallas, Ayling, Llorente, Firpo; Forshaw; Raphina, Klich, Shackleton, James; Roberts.

Is the match on TV?

The match will be shown live in the UK on BT Sport 1 with pre-match coverage starting at 7pm. Alternatively, BT customers can stream the game live on the BT Sport app.

How can I watch highlights?

The BT Sport app and YouTube channel is the best place to view the main moments from the game, and both City’s and Leeds’ websites will have the highlights after the game ends.

And you can follow ManchesterWorld for all the action live from the Etihad plus player ratings on the final whistle.