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Matty Hewitt

Leeds United's pivotal role in Premier League title race as Liverpool set to look on

Leeds United know they can have a huge say in the Premier League title race with just six games of the campaign remaining. Jesse Marsch's side will play Manchester City on April 30th and a win against Pep Guardiola's side could swing the balance of the title race in Liverpool's favour.

With just a point separating Klopp and Guardiola's side after last week's stalemate, the race to the title remains finely poised. Leeds will host City at Elland Road hoping to avoid a repeat of the 7-0 humbling at the Etihad earlier this season.

Marsch has made the Whites tougher to beat since taking over the helm from Marcelo Bielsa, finding a way to win games by hook or by crook. Leeds know they still need points to guarantee Premier League survival and it's imperative they pick up points before meeting Guardiola's outfit.

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The clash with the leaders will be just Leeds' third game in four weeks, having have had a 16 day break between the win over Watford and their game against Crystal Palace. In contrast, City are still fighting on two fronts, they were dumped out of the FA Cup earlier this weekend and have one eye on the Champions League semi-final clash with Real Madrid.

Leeds should be fresh for the tie at Elland Road and the additional time spent on the training ground will give Marsch more time to get his ideas across on the training ground. Guardiola's side will have to cram in four games in the space of ten days between now and their clash with Leeds at Elland Road.

Of course, City have a squad capable of rotating to ensure fatigue doesn't creep in, but history has shown anything is possible in the Premier League.

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