Manchester City Vs Leicester City Match Predicton: Man City will face Leicester City as the Citizens vying to be back on the top spot of the Premier league.
The premier league race is set to go on till the final game-week, after Liverpool defeated Newcastle by 3-2 in a dramatic match at St. James park.
The Merseyside club are the table toppers with a 2-points lead. However, Manchester City Vs Leicester city can overturn the fortunes of the Reds as Manchester City played one game less.
Whereas, Leicester City stunned Arsenal last week as the Foxes defeated the North-Londers by 3-0 with Jamie Vardy scoring a brace.
Many fans hailed Jamie Vardy for his clinical performance against Arsenal. Surely, the Gunners defeat against Leicester contributed in Arsenal’s probable exit from the top-4.
As the two sides take each other on tonight at the Etihad stadium, we take a look at the match preview.
Manchester City Vs Leicester City: Head to Head
This clash has given various exciting moments in the recent history of the Premier league, ever since the Foxes made a return in the top tier.
Manchester City have won three of their last four Premier league home games against Leicester.
Leicester have never won away from home on a Monday in the Premier league, drawing three and losing eight out of the 11 matches.
Manchester City are yet to beat Leicester in the Premier league this season; they lost December’s reverse fixture by 2-1
Pep Guardiola has faced 2nd most number of defeats from Leicester City in the league as Manchester City boss have lost more only against Chelsea (three times) in the league.
Manchester City Vs Leicester City: Injury/Suspension updates:
Manchester City will miss two of their key player tonight as Fernandinho is recovering from a knee injury and Kevin De Bruyne is ruled out for remaining of the matches because of a hamstring injury.
Adding further, second-choice keeper Claudio Bravo will also be out from the squad.
Whereas, Leicester City remain without long-term absentee Daniel Amartey. There are no other key players missing in Brendan Rodgers’ squad.
Manchester City: Fernandinho (knee injury), Kevin De Bruyne (Hamstring injury) and Claudio Bravo (Achilles tendon).
Leicester City: Daniel Amartey (Ankle injury).
Manchester City Vs Leicester City form guide:
Manchester City have been impressive in previous few matches in the league by winning all previous five matches. On the other hand, Leicester City are in a good form since Brendan Rodgers joined the side.
However, this game is a must win for the Citizens, as a loss will make the title victory even more difficult.
Manchester City’s last 5 games in league-
- Brighton – W (1-0)
- Crystal Palace – W (1-3)
- Tottenham – W (1-0)
- Manchester United – W (0-2)
- Burnley – W (0-1)
Meanwhile, Leicester city have performed impressively in recent games, and with this form Leicester can upset Manchester City. Jamie Vardy has a good record against Manchester City. Therefore, Guardiola would be looking at the ways to stop him.
Leicester City’s last five games in league-
- Bournemouth – W (2-0)
- Huddersfield – W (1-4)
- Newcastle – L (0-1)
- West Ham – D (2-2)
- Leicester – W (3-0)
Manchester City Vs Leicester City-
Considering the current form and squad depth, Manchester City are the favourites to win this fixture according to the most popular betting sites in the UK, as Aguero and Sterling are on a scoring spree.
Moreover, defensive dominance of Manchester City will probably prevent Leicester City to conquer their chances.
Henceforth, Manchester City will defeat the Foxes by 2-0 and will find themselves at the top of the table.