Manchester City vs Leicester Prediction and Betting Preview 21 Dec 2019

The Match Is Over. Score: 3-1
Manchester City vs Leicester PredictionMan City vs Leicester Prediction and Preview for Saturday's EPL fixture. All roads lead to the Etihad Stadium as Manchester City take on Leicester City in a battle of table toppers. The Citizens sit third on the log, 4 points behind Leicester and a further 14 away from table toppers, Liverpool. Leicester, meanwhile sit pretty in second place, 10 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Match status: 2019/20 Premier League - Matchweek 18
Kick-off:
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Manchester City have had a disappointing season so far, by their lofty standards. The defending champions, blowing hot and cold this season have already suffered 4 defeats and 2 draws in their 17 games so far. To put this in context, they only lost 4 games in the league throughout last season. 

Pep Guardiola’s men will be looking to take advantage of Liverpool’s participation in the Club World Cup to close the gap and boost their faltering title hopes.

Leicester, meanwhile, have exceeded pre-season expectations to be placed comfortably second on the league log. Brendan Rodgers’ men are in a form reminiscent of their title winning season in 2016 and can consider themselves unlucky that Liverpool are in the form of their lives. 
Star forward, Jamie Vardy has been integral to this to their run, currently sitting atop the goal scorers chart with 16 goals to his name, just two less than City’s two top goal scorers combined.

Title aspirations are at stake here, so you can expect a display of free-flowing attacking football and end-to-end action. Goals will not be in short supply either.


Man City v Leicester Team News

Manchester City bounced back from a defeat to fierce city rivals Manchester United to demolish Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates in a display of ultra-attacking football. 

Kevin De Bruyne in particular, was in inspired form, registering 2 goals and 1 assist. That assist was his 9th of the season, some way behind Thierry Henry’s record of 20 which he continues to chase. It is also worth noting that all of City’s goals against Arsenal were scored in the first half.

City will be boosted by their head-to-head record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses against Leicester in their last 10 matches. They are currently on a 3 match winning run at home against the foxes.

Leicester’s 8 game winning streak came to an end after they were only able to draw 1-1 against Norwich City last time out. The foxes remain unbeaten in their last 9 Premier League games. 

Prior to this match, Jamie Vardy had found the back of the net in 8 straight games. Leicester fell behind to Teemu Pukki’s goal, but drew level via Vardy’s strike, ruled as a Tim Krul own goal. 

Injured or Suspended Players:

Man City: Leroy Sané, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones.

Leicester: Matty James.

Head-to-Head EPL Record: Man City v Leicester

2018/19 Premier League
Manchester City 1-0 Leicester

2018/19 Premier League
Manchester City 5-1 Leicester

2017/18 Premier League
Leicester 0-2 Manchester City

2017/18 Premier League
Manchester City 2-1 Leicester

Pre-Match Odds:

Man City - 1.40
Draw - 5.60
Leicester - 7.90

All odds are with BetWinner and are subject to change.


Man City vs Leicester Predictions

Although, Man City have the home advantage, The Foxes have proven to be very good predators away from their home ground, boasting one of the best away records in the league.

Man City and Leicester are ranked 1st and 3rd respectively among high-scoring sides in the league, jointly contributing 87 goals in 34 combined games. Hence, you can expect a high-scoring affair with lots of attempts on goal. Given City’s somewhat frail defense, there is a huge probability of Leicester finding the back of the net, therefore I’d put my money on both teams scoring. There is little to choose between both teams and this goes down as a draw in my books.
Main Match Predictions:
W1 & BTTS @ 2.50
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Correct Score:
Man City 3-1 Leicester @ 11.00
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