Leicester City vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Leicester City’s upturn in form will be put to the ultimate test when they host champions Manchester City on Saturday.

Leicester City thrashed Wolves 4-0 last weekend to move out of the relegation zone.

Goals from Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy secured a third win in five games for the Foxes.

Manchester City had less of the ball against Brighton & Hove Albion last time out; however still managed a 3-1 win, with Erling Haaland scoring twice.

There was less fireworks midweek as they were held to a 0-0 draw away to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League; however the result means they qualified top of the group.

Premier League form: Leicester City W3 D1 L1; Manchester City W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers

Leicester City – James Maddison 6 goals
Manchester City – Erling Haaland 17 goals

Match history
Manchester City won both league meetings last term, including a narrow 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium, with Bernardo Silva scoring the winner.

Manchester City have a good recent record against Leicester, winning six of the last seven league meetings.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 6 Leicester City 3 – 26/12/21
Leicester City 0 Manchester City 1 – 11/09/21
Leicester City 0 Manchester City 2 – 03/04/21
Manchester City 2 Leicester City 5 – 27/09/20
Leicester City 0 Manchester City 1 – 22/02/20

Team news
Despite their good run of form, Leicester could make a couple of changes from the side that beat Wolves.

Expect Vardy to come in for Patson Daka, whilst Jonny Evans is close to returning from injury.

Haaland is a doubt for Manchester City with a foot injury that meant he was subbed at half-time midweek.

Joao Cancelo is a minor doubt too, but he should shake off an illness.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-3-3): Ward; Castagne, Evans, Faes, Justin; Soumare, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Maddison, Vardy, Barnes

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Akanji, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, Bernardo, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Grealish


Result: Manchester City
City have a very good record at the King Power and they should have enough here

Correct Score: 0-2
Their last three wins at the King Power have all been to nil and another clean sheet looks a fair bet

Anytime Goalscorer: Kevin de Bruyne
Haaland isn’t guaranteed to start, so the next best bet for a goal is Kevin de Bruyne

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