Man City v Leicester Betting Tips & Predictions

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18:30 Sat 21 Dec
Football
England
Premier League
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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.

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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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Team News

Confirmed Lineup

Manchester City v 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 v Leicester - Last Matches

Last 5 Matches

Manchester City v Leicester - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Manchester City

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
1
1.2
1
0.8
2
2

Manchester City

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
2.2
2.2
0.8
1.2
3
3.4

Manchester City

Leicester

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
0.8
1.2
1
0.8
1.8
2

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Manchester City

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
6.8
4.6
1.8
5.2
8.6
9.8

Manchester City

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
7.4
5
2.8
5
10.2
10

Manchester City

Leicester

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
8.2
4.4
2.6
5.2
10.8
9.6

Premier League - Standings & League Table

Premier League - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 29 27 1 1 66:21 82
2 Manchester City 28 18 3 7 68:31 57
3 Leicester 29 16 5 8 58:28 53
4 Chelsea 29 14 6 9 51:39 48
5 Manchester United 29 12 9 8 44:30 45
6 Wolverhampton 29 10 13 6 41:34 43
7 Sheffield United 28 11 10 7 30:25 43
8 Tottenham 29 11 8 10 47:40 41
9 Arsenal 28 9 13 6 40:36 40
10 Burnley 29 11 6 12 34:40 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 10 9 10 26:32 39
12 Everton 29 10 7 12 37:46 37
13 Newcastle 29 9 8 12 25:41 35
14 Southampton 29 10 4 15 35:52 34
15 Brighton 29 6 11 12 32:40 29
16 West Ham 29 7 6 16 35:50 27
17 Watford 29 6 9 14 27:44 27
18 Bournemouth 29 7 6 16 29:47 27
19 Aston Villa 28 7 4 17 34:56 25
20 Norwich 29 5 6 18 25:52 21
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Liverpool 15 15 0 0 40:12 45
2 Leicester 15 9 3 3 30:15 30
3 Manchester City 13 9 2 2 33:12 29
4 Manchester United 15 8 5 2 29:12 29
5 Tottenham 14 8 2 4 27:15 26
6 Arsenal 15 7 5 3 26:20 26
7 Everton 14 7 4 3 19:15 25
8 Chelsea 15 7 3 5 22:15 24
9 Sheffield United 15 7 3 5 17:13 24
10 Burnley 15 7 2 6 20:19 23
11 Wolverhampton 15 5 7 3 21:17 22
12 Crystal Palace 15 6 4 5 12:13 22
13 Newcastle 14 5 6 3 12:12 21
14 Brighton 14 4 6 4 17:15 18
15 Watford 14 4 5 5 16:17 17
16 Bournemouth 14 4 5 5 17:21 17
17 Aston Villa 13 5 2 6 18:24 17
18 West Ham 14 4 3 7 23:26 15
19 Norwich 14 4 3 7 19:26 15
20 Southampton 15 4 2 9 16:31 14

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