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

Manchester City still require results if they are to claim a Champions League spot and entertain Leicester City on Saturday.

They did produce one of their best displays of the season last week as they thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0.

Kevin de Bruyne was superb through out, scoring one and laying on two assists.

Leicester City eased past Watford last time out as their impressive form under Craig Shakespeare continued.

Wilfried Ndidi opened the scoring as the champions, for a few more days at least, ran out 3-0 winners.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester City to beat Leicester City: 4/1 with Betfair*

Manchester City to beat Leicester City: 4/1 with Paddy Power*

Manchester City to beat Leicester City: 33/1 with Coral*

Premier League form: Manchester City W3 D2 L0; Leicester City W2 D1 L2
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 18 goals
Leicester City – Jamie Vardy 12 goals

Match history
Jamie Vardy scored a superb hat-trick as Leicester thrashed Manchester City 4-2 earlier in the season.

Robert Huth scored twice as Leicester won this fixture 3-1 last term on route to the unlikeliest of titles.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leicester City 4 Manchester City 2 – 10/12/16
Manchester City 1 Leicester City 3 – 06/02/16
Leicester City 0 Manchester City 0 – 29/12/15
Manchester City 2 Leicester City 0 – 04/03/15
Leicester City 0 Manchester City 1 – 13/12/14

Over 2.5 goals – 2/5 with Betfair

Team news
Pep Guardiola hopes to have Sergio Aguero back on Saturday after he missed the win over Palace.

John Stones remains a doubt, however is unlikely to feature if he is fit or not.

Leicester are likely to name the same team that beat Watford here.

Shinji Okazaki will keep both Leonardo Ulloa and Islam Slimani out of the team.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-5-1): Caballero; Fernandinho, Otamendi, Kompany, Clichy; Sane, De Bruyne, Toure, Silva, Sterling; Jesus
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Benalouane, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, King, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (33/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 3-1 (10/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Kevin de Bruyne (2/1 with 888 Sport)

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