Manchester City vs Leicester City
Leicester City will hope the main focus is on the soccer this weekend as they journey to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City.
Claude Puel will reportedly be with out star man Riyad Mahrez for the journey to Eastlands, with the Algerian being denied a transfer to the Premier League leaders through the January switch window.
With the duty already being monumental towards the Residents, it is going to certainly be much more troublesome towards Pep Guardiola’s troops with out the skilful winger.
Prediction score 4-0
My Betting Tip is OVER
|Manchester City||Won (50%)||Drew (17%)||Won (33%)||Leicester City|
|EFLC||19-12-2017||PEN||Leicester||1 : 1*||Manchester City|
|EPL||18-11-2017||FT||Leicester||0 : 2||Manchester City|
|EPL||13-05-2017||FT||Manchester City||2 : 1||Leicester|
|EPL||10-12-2016||FT||Leicester||4 : 2||Manchester City|
|EPL||06-02-2016||FT||Manchester City||1 : 3||Leicester|
|EPL||29-12-2015||FT||Leicester||0 : 0||Manchester City|
The present Premier League leaders welcome the previous champions in effective kind. Since their Four–Three defeat by the hands of Liverpool, City have gone 5 games with out defeat, profitable 4 of these clashes. Their final conflict within the Premier League resulted in a stalemate nevertheless as a late equaliser from Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson ensured a 1-1 draw. Consequently, the Sky Blues sit 13 points clear on the high of the Premier League table and look destined to carry their third title.
An enormous purpose as to why Guardiola’s males have stormed to the height of English soccer this season is their kind on the Etihad Stadium. The staff have up to now solely dropped two factors out of a attainable 39 throughout the present marketing campaign. They’ve additionally scored an eye-watering 45 goals on dwelling soil because the begin of 2017/18. As a matter of truth, they’ve solely misplaced one in all their final 35 games on the Etihad Stadium – a determine that may deeply concern the Foxes.
Long run absentee Benjamin Mendy stays out, alongside ahead Gabriel Jesus. Leroy Sané is anticipated to be out for at the very least one other month with an ankle harm. Phil Foden and Fabian Delph are each not prepared to look for the Premier League leaders. Nevertheless, defender John Stones and David Silva may very well be able to make their returns in opposition to Leicester.
The Foxes in the meantime might be trying to get again to profitable methods after two disappointing leads to the Premier League. Puel’s males misplaced 2-1 towards Everton at Goodison Park earlier than solely managing to take some extent from relegation-threatened Swansea. The previous champions now sit in 8 position in the Premier League table. Regardless of the current outcomes, their prospects nonetheless look promising this season having solely misplaced one among their final eight games.
To be able to get a consequence on the Etihad Stadium, they might want to enhance their away type. In clashes away from the King Energy Stadium, Puel’s males have misplaced three out of their final 4 games. Their final win away from residence got here within the type of a 4-1 thumping of Southampton in mid-December. The duty being requested of them is even better contemplating their type towards the top-six. Leicester haven’t received an away game against any of the highest six since their memorable 3-1 victory towards Manchester City again in February 2016.
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