Man City vs Leicester Betting Tips & Predictions

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19:30 Sat 21 Dec
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1 + BTTS
Units: 2/5

Saturday’s teatime clash at the Etihad Stadium represents an opportunity for Manchester City or Leicester City to close the gap on Premier League leaders Liverpool, with the latter in Qatar competing in the World Club Championship.

Strangely, Pep Guardiola’s side are four points behind the Foxes after seventeen games although they’re massive favourites to reduce the arrears to one and come into this match after thrashing Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners couldn’t lay a glove on a team who had Kevin de Bruyne operating in an advanced position and completely bossing the match, while Phil Foden looked bright in central midfield and might again get the nod to start in this clash.

Much has been made of City’s defensive frailties and they were counter-punched against Manchester United a fortnight ago, although Fernandinho is largely prospering in central defence and the Brazilian forms a fairly tight rearguard alongside Nicolas Otamendi.

Leicester’s incredible winning run was ended by Norwich City last weekend, something which proved a coupon buster for punters who blindly backed Brendan Rodgers’ side, with the Midlands club now looking to cause an upset at the Etihad.

They have a puncher’s chance of winning the game although it was noticeable that they only had five shots on target against a Norwich side who had previously experienced poor away form and perhaps they’re in a slightly false position.

Jamie Vardy will look to stretch the two centre backs on the counter-attack, although Rodgers will surely be thinking about containing KDB and Raheem Sterling who are likely to operate either side of Gabriel Jesus.

Wilfried Ndidi and Youri Tielemans are likely to be kept busy trying to counteract the home team’s attacking play, with the best bet potentially being to back Manchester City to win and both sides to find the net during the ninety minutes.

Leicester have scored 21 times on the road this term and they look capable of registering at least one goal, even if City appear to be back in the groove.

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Confirmed Lineup

Manchester City vs Leicester - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

Manchester City Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

Leicester Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

  • 31
    Ederson Moraes
  • 22
    Benjamin Mendy
  • 25
    Fernandinho
  • 30
    Nicolas Otamendi
  • 02
    Kyle Walker
  • 20
    Bernardo Silva
  • 08
    Ilkay Gündogan
  • 17
    Kevin De Bruyne
  • 07
    Raheem Sterling
  • 09
    Gabriel Jesus
  • 26
    Riyad Mahrez
  • 01
    Kasper Schmeichel
  • 21
    Ricardo Pereira
  • 06
    Jonny Evans
  • 04
    Çağlar Söyüncü
  • 03
    Benjamin Chilwell
  • 25
    Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
  • 17
    Ayoze Perez
  • 08
    Youri Tielemans
  • 10
    James Maddison
  • 15
    Harvey Barnes
  • 09
    Jamie Vardy

Manchester City Formation4-3-3

  • Manchester City Substitutes
  • 10: Sergio Agüero
  • 50: Eric García
  • 47: Phil Foden
  • 27: Joao Cancelo
  • 16: Rodri
  • 11: Oleksandr Zinchenko
  • 01: Claudio Bravo

Leicester Formation4-1-4-1

  • Leicester Substitutes
  • 26: Dennis Praet
  • 14: Kelechi Iheanacho
  • 11: Marc Albrighton
  • 07: Demarai Gray
  • 05: Wes Morgan
  • 02: James Justin
  • 12: Danny Ward

Manchester City vs Leicester - Last Matches

Last 5 Matches

Manchester City vs Leicester - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Manchester City

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
1.6
2.4
2
1.6
3.6
4

Manchester City

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
2.2
1.2
1.8
1.6
4
2.8

Manchester City

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
2.6
2
0.6
2
3.2
4

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Manchester City

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
7.2
5.6
4.6
2.6
11.8
8.2

Manchester City

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
7.2
6.4
3
3.2
10.2
9.6

Manchester City

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
8.8
5.6
3
4.2
11.8
9.8

Premier League - Standings & League Table

Premier League - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Everton 5 4 1 0 14:7 13
2 Aston Villa 4 4 0 0 12:2 12
3 Liverpool 5 3 1 1 13:13 10
4 Leicester 5 3 0 2 12:8 9
5 Arsenal 5 3 0 2 8:6 9
6 Wolverhampton 5 3 0 2 5:7 9
7 Tottenham 5 2 2 1 15:8 8
8 Chelsea 5 2 2 1 13:9 8
9 West Ham 5 2 1 2 11:7 7
10 Leeds 5 2 1 2 9:9 7
11 Manchester City 4 2 1 1 7:7 7
12 Southampton 5 2 1 2 8:9 7
13 Newcastle 5 2 1 2 7:9 7
14 Crystal Palace 5 2 1 2 6:8 7
15 Manchester United 4 2 0 2 9:12 6
16 Brighton 5 1 1 3 9:11 4
17 West Brom 5 0 2 3 5:13 2
18 Burnley 4 0 1 3 3:8 1
19 Sheffield United 5 0 1 4 2:7 1
20 Fulham 5 0 1 4 4:12 1
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Everton 3 2 1 0 11:6 7
2 Aston Villa 2 2 0 0 8:2 6
3 Liverpool 2 2 0 0 7:4 6
4 Arsenal 2 2 0 0 4:2 6
5 Chelsea 3 1 1 1 7:5 4
6 Leeds 3 1 1 1 5:5 4
7 Crystal Palace 3 1 1 1 3:3 4
8 West Ham 2 1 0 1 4:2 3
9 Southampton 2 1 0 1 4:5 3
10 Wolverhampton 2 1 0 1 2:3 3
11 Leicester 3 1 0 2 4:6 3
12 Manchester City 2 1 0 1 3:5 3
13 Newcastle 3 1 0 2 4:8 3
14 Tottenham 3 0 2 1 4:5 2
15 West Brom 3 0 2 1 3:6 2
16 Sheffield United 3 0 1 2 1:4 1
17 Burnley 1 0 0 1 0:1 0
18 Brighton 2 0 0 2 3:6 0
19 Fulham 2 0 0 2 0:6 0
20 Manchester United 2 0 0 2 2:9 0

Manchester City vs Leicester FAQ

When is Manchester City vs Leicester being played?

Manchester City vs Leicester will be played at 17:30 GMT on Saturday 21 December 2019 at Etihad Stadium.

What is the Manchester City vs Leicester H2H record?

H2H last 5 matches: Manchester City wins: 4, Leicester wins: 1, draws: 0.

What is Manchester City’s most recent form?

Manchester City form (last 5 matches): WWWWW.

What is Leicester’s most recent form?

Leicester form (last 5 matches): LLWLD.

What is the predicted Manchester City line-up?

Official Manchester City line-up (4-3-3): Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gündogan, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling.

What is the predicted Leicester line-up?

Official Leicester line-up (4-1-4-1): Kasper Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Jonny Evans, Çağlar Söyüncü, Benjamin Chilwell, Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi, Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy.