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The Premier League clash at King Power Stadium on Saturday will see hosts Leicester City ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Manchester City.
Our Leicester City v Manchester City predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Leicester City, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 3-1 FA Cup victory against Manchester United.
In that game, Leicester City managed 48% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Leicester City, the goalscorers were Kelechi Iheanacho (24', 78') and Youri Tielemans (52'). Manchester United had 9 shots at goal with 5 on target. Mason Greenwood (38') was the scorer for Manchester United.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Leicester City haven’t conceded. The reality is that The Foxes have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 8 goals during that time.
Manchester City come into this clash following a 0-2 FA Cup win versus Everton in their most recent outing.
In that match, Manchester City had 75% possession and 15 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Manchester City, goals were scored by İlkay Gündoğan (84') and Kevin De Bruyne (90'). For their opponents, Everton got 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Demonstrating their predisposition for high-scoring matches, the back of the net has been hit 21 times in the prior 6 games in which Manchester City have played, making it a mean average of 3.5 goals for each clash. Opposition teams have hit 5 of those goals. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this match, however.
Going into this encounter, Manchester City are undefeated in their last 9 away league matches. They really have been good on their travels.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 18/12/2018 shows that Leicester City have won 2 of them & Manchester City 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A sum of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 for The Foxes and 9 netted by The Citizens. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 3.
The last league fixture between these sides was Premier League match day 3 on 27/09/2020 when it finished Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City.
In that game, Manchester City managed 72% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Riyad Mahrez (4') and Nathan Aké (84').
On the other side, Leicester City had 7 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Jamie Vardy (37', 53', 58'), James Maddison (77') and Youri Tielemans (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Michael Oliver.
Team News: Leicester City
Cengiz Ünder (Unknown Injury), James Justin (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Wes Morgan (Back Injury) won’t be available for Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
Team News: Manchester City
Man City manager Pep Guardiola has to choose a team with limited availability. Nathan Aké (Hamstring Injury) and Philippe Sandler (Ankle Surgery) are not ready for selection.
We’re inclined to think that Manchester City are likely to have the majority of the possession and should turn some of their chances into goals.
At the same time, Leicester City may well find it hard to find success in front of goal although we think that they will probably end up hitting back at some stage here.
Our tip is for a fairly comfortable 1-3 margin for Manchester City when all’s said and done.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: King Power Stadium (32,261)
Captain: Wes Morgan
Chairman: Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha
Manager: Brendan Rodgers
Competitions: Premier League position 3, FA Cup (Semi-Finals)
⭐ Key Player: Harvey Barnes
Generally played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Harvey Barnes was born in Countesthorpe, England. Having played his first senior match for MK Dons in the 2016 - 2017 season, the accomplished Midfielder has accumulated 9 league goals in this Premier League 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 25 appearances.