Leicester City vs Manchester City Predictions

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Leicester City
Manchester City

Both Teams To Score

4/5odds when tipped
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Manchester City 2-1

8/1odds when tipped
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Jamie Vardy To Score Anytime

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Tip Reasoning

  • 11 of the 20 Premier League meetings between these two have been won by the away side
  • Both teams have scored in nine of Leicester’s last 11 Premier League matches

City back on track

After questions over their forward line following a 1-0 loss at Tottenham, Man City answered their critics perfectly. Consecutive 5-0 wins have Pep Guardiola’s side look strong as the top-flight resumes this weekend.

However, City lost 1-0 to Leicester in the Community Shield at Wembley last month. That raised concerns for Guardiola’s side, but I’m backing them to produce the perfect response here.

Away day joy

Of the Premier League fixtures to have been played 20 times or more, Leicester vs Manchester City is the only one to have been won by the away side over 50% of the time. There have been 11 away wins across those 20 clashes – including two last season.

That doesn’t bode well for a Leicester side who have seen just one of their last 23 Premier League home games finish level (W12 L10). The Foxes lost nine and won nine at home last term, although they claimed only two home wins against the Premier League’s top 12. As a result, City are worthy favourites here.

Vardy to get amongst the goals

Both teams have scored in nine of Leicester’s last 11 Premier League matches and more goals look likely here. City have scored 10 across their last two games and Leicester’s last two outings have seen them lose 4-1 to West Ham and beat Norwich 2-1.

The Foxes also have a significant weapon here. Jamie Vardy has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League games against Guardiola’s City, more top-flight goals than any other player has managed against him. Vardy has scored in two of his first three games and he can hurt a weakened City side.

The visitors are set to miss both Ederson and Zack Steffen this weekend leaving Scott Carson as their starting keeper. Leicester have scored in 17 of their last 18 league games and City have clicked going forward, so back both teams to score. Given the history of away wins in this fixture, a 2-1 City win is my correct score prediction.

Leicester predicted lineup: Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Ndidi, Tielemans; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy (4-2-3-1)

Man City predicted lineup: Carson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Sterling, Torres, Grealish (4-3-3)

  • Manchester City have conceded in four of their last five Premier League away games
  • Eight of Manchester City’s last ten Premier League games have featured over 2.5 goals

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