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Manchester City vs Leicester City Predictions and Betting Tips

Pep Guardiola - Manchester City manager
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola going 1 more game to the fans at full time during the Premier League match at Wembley Stadium, London on 14th April 2018 Photo : Steven Paston / PA Images / Icon Sport

The games are coming thick and fast in the Premier League at the moment and after goals galore last weekend, hopes are high that the excitement continues.

Manchester City vs Leicester should provide plenty of entertainment with both teams starting the season on the winning trail. Leicester are two wins out of two in the Premier League following easy wins over West Brom and Burnley and City started their campaign on the right note with a 3-1 victory over Wolves.

The quest for City is simple; regain that Premier League title they lost so convincingly to Liverpool last term. With the way they started in such a tricky fixture, you would expect them to really challenge Liverpool hard.

Leicester were superb last term but ran out of steam at the final hurdle to be knocked out of the coveted top four positions. However, it was still a very good season for the Foxes and they have already shown how dangerous in attack they are.

This really does promise to be a riveting game so you don’t want to miss this game on Sunday afternoon (kick off 4.30pm).

Manchester City vs Leicester City Predictions

Last weekend was an absolute goalfest in the Premier League and we are hoping that this match follows on a similar path.

With the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Jamie Vardy on show, you would think that both goalkeepers will be in for a busy afternoon.

City are always a force to be reckoned with at the Etihad. They can absolutely punish teams here, whether their opponents decide to park the bus or go toe-to-toe with City and go for it.

You would expect Brendan Rodgers’ side to have a go and not sit back. With Vardy’s pace, they are a very good counter-attacking team who will pose a threat.

However, City swept aside a team of similar ilk to Leicester in Wolves on Monday night and with that title defeat last season, expect the Sky Blues to come roaring back.

We think 3-1 to City could be the way to go and we are sure it will be absorbing viewing.

Manchester City vs Leicester City Betting Tips

  • Correct score – 3:1 – 10/1 
  • First goalscorer – Kevin de Bruyne – 6/1
  • Number of goals – Four – 16/5

Manchester City vs Leicester City Head to Head

  • City have won their last five matches against Leicester.
  • The Sky Blues have won 15 of the 25 matches in the Premier League era, with the Foxes winning six.
  • Jamie Vardy won last season’s Premier League Golden Boot.

Manchester City Team News

City boss Pep Guardiola has a few injury concerns ahead of this clash. Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan are definitely out. Guardiola will be hoping that Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva and Eric Garcia are all passed fit to play.

Possible team: Ederson, Kyle Walker, Nathan Ake, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy, Fernandinho, Rodri, Raheem Sterling, Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus.

Leicester City Team News

The Foxes have been hit by the news that key midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be out for 12 weeks. Ricardo is out until the end of October with a knee injury. However, James Maddison should be back in contention along with Wes Morgan.

Possible team: Kasper Schmeichel, Timothy Castagne, Wes Morgan, Caglar Soyuncu, James Justin, Nampalys Mendy, Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy.

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