Leeds had the toughest possible start to their first campaign back in the top-flight in 15 years, having to go up against Premier League champions at Anfield.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side gave a good account of themselves, narrowly losing the match 4-3 in a topsy-turvy game full of drama.
The Whites have gone on to pick up two wins since then against Fulham and Sheffield United and will be eyeing a third when they face City.
Despite an impressive 3-1 win over Wolves in their season opener, Pep Guardiola’s team were put to the sword against Leicester City last weekend, losing 5-2 at home.
Guardiola opted to play two defensive midfielders in Fernadinho and Rodri and looked particularly shaky in defence, which Wright admitted is an area Bielsa’s ‘swashbuckling’ side can exploit.
‘Bielsa’s not the kind of coach who’s going to be afraid of what City can do offensively, because he’s more worried about what he can do and we saw that with Liverpool,’ Wright said on the Kelly and Wrighty show.
‘I think Leeds will beat them, he’s [Guardiola’s] gone to 4231 so that says to me he’s obviously not confident in [Eric] Garcia and [Nathan] Ake at the back. Ruben Dias, they’ve just signed him, is he going to come in?
‘The way Leeds played against Liverpool at Anield, yes we can talk about the crowd, but they played with a kind of confidence and swashbuckling vibe that it doesn’t make any difference who they’re playing or not.
‘City are not in the same place as Liverpool are.
‘Man City seem to be in more of a fragile state, and Leeds are like Godzilla, they’re going to have a go at Man City and we will have to see how City react to that.’