Leicester v Man City EFL Cup betting preview and tips

20:45 Tue 18 Dec
Football
England
EFL Cup
Tip: BTTS
Units: 1/5
Odds: -143

These teams met in the EFL Cup last season and it was a match which finished 1-1 at the King Power Stadium before Manchester City went through on penalty kicks.

A similar scenario could occur in this quarter final contest, with Pep Guardiola sure to continue with his policy of selecting younger players for this competition and this means an opportunity to watch the likes of Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz.

Not that the City team will be a weak one. For a recent Premier League contest at Stamford Bridge, the visitors had the luxury of including Danilo, Vincent Kompany, Nicolas Otamendi, Ilkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus on the bench as well as Foden.

The fact that Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne were unavailable strengthens the claim that City pretty much have a good player in reserve for every position and Leicester will have to contend with that fast-paced brand of football which has blown so many teams away.

Claude Puel will sense this is an opportunity to win a cup competition with the Foxes and we shouldn’t forget he nearly achieved this with Southampton a couple of seasons ago before they unfortunately lost to Manchester United in the final.

The Frenchman is likely to go with his strongest outfit in a bid to overturn a City side who are clearly there for the taking when they are missing their best players although we can’t be massively confident of Leicester’s chances.

Instead, the best option could be backing both teams to find the net in this encounter and it’s likely to be an open game between sides who won’t want a repeat of the spot kicks that happened last season.

BETTING TIP
BTTS @ 1.70 with bet365