Leicester City vs Manchester City Predictions
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- Manchester City have won 25 of their last 26 games in all competitions.
- Both teams have scored in nine of the last 12 meetings between Leicester and Man City.
- Leicester have scored at least once in 19 of their last 22 matches.
- Man City have won each of their last eight Premier League away games.
Leicester targeting unlikely double
A ferocious display of counter-attacking football allowed Leicester to blitz Man City 5-2 in a frenetic early-season skirmish at the King Power Stadium, though the Foxes’ chances of picking the Citizens off in similar fashion in the rematch seem slim.
Despite injuries to key forward-thinking players, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes, Leicester outplayed City’s Manchester rivals United in the FA Cup just before the international break, however, Pep Guardiola’s Sky Blues are a much more formidable force than their neighbours.
The Foxes have dropped points in four of their last eight Premier League home assignments, and Man City have the quality to make life uncomfortable for Leicester at the King Power Stadium again this week.
City within touching distance of glory
A victory for Man City would open up a mammoth 17-point gap between themselves and second placed Man Utd with just seven games of the campaign left to contest, and the Citizens will be difficult to stop in the East Midlands.
Guardiola’s relentless side have won 25 of their last 26 games in all competitions, and with strength, depth and numerous top-class options to rotate, City are playing like the Premier League’s freshest team.
Expect entertainment at the King Power Stadium
Pep Guardiola’s champions-elect are several levels above the rest of the field in the Premier League, and while bettors are advised to back another City win on Saturday, a consolation effort could be on offer for the hosts.
Leicester have scored at least once in 19 of their last 22 fixtures, and even without the sidelined Maddison and Barnes, they carry enough threat in Jamie Vardy, Youri Tielemans and rejuvenated ex-Man City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho to cause their visitors a problem or two.
It’s also worth noting that both teams have scored in nine of the last 12 encounters between Leicester and Man City – a trend that is expected to continue this week.
Manchester City wield a potent blend of class and confidence at present however, and having won their last eight Premier League away games in a row, the Citizens should ultimately prove too strong for Brendan Rodgers’ charges.
Backing Man City to win and both teams to score appeals as a result, while our 3-1 correct score prediction tips the visitors to flex their considerable muscle in the final third.
Leicester City injuries and team news
James Justin and Harvey Barnes are still out for Leicester, while James Maddsion, Wes Morgan, Ricardo Pereira and Cengiz Under are all rated as doubtful.
Manchester City injuries and team news
Manchester City have a full squad to choose from for Saturday’s game and Pep Guardiola has big decisions to make all over the pitch. Riyad Mahrez will hope to face his old club, while Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero are all vying for places in attack alongside the Algerian.