England Premier League
Saturday 11th September 2021
Kick off at 3pm BST
Venue: King Power Stadium
There is almost a rivalry beginning with these two teams who have both been champions of England in the past five years. Leicester are the team that on their day know they can get the better of Manchester City. Only as recently as last month they did so in the Community Shield and while many followers of the game would not take that result seriously, how about at the Etihad last season when the Foxes put 5 past Pep Guardiola’s team?
Leicester are not to be taken too lightly, they are a team who when they lose usually give their all in the next game and bounce back, so it will be interesting to see how Leicester set up for this game. Brendan Rodgers team have 2 wins from their first 3 games and it was important to beat Norwich just before the international break because they had lost heavily 4-1 at West Ham before that.
Manchester City have scored 10 goals since losing their first game of the season at Tottenham. Beating Norwich 5-0 was probably expected but doing the same to Arsenal was still impressive even if the Gunners are genuinely struggling this season. But with many people suggesting that Pep’s team are a little light up front, scoring 10 goals just shows that we have a club whose goals can be spread throughout the team.
The last two games would have given City a huge boost and new signing Jack Grealish seems to have fitted into his role as if he has been playing with the club for a few seasons. He is scoring and he is making goals and looks well equipped for now at the champions.
Leicester: Ayoze Perez is suspended with a 3 game ban after his red card. Jonny Evans will be assessed due to fitness issues. Ricardo Periera has recovered well from his hamstring injury and could play. Jannick Vestergaard will be assessed after a lack of match fitness. Wesley Fofana is out long term with a leg injury.
Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne has an ankle injury, he could face a late test but may miss out. Phil Foden has a foot injury and is only 50/50 to return for this game and may not be risked. Benjamin Mendy has been suspended from the club.
Leicester vs Man City Head to Head:
Manchester City have won 9 of their last 12 meetings against Leicester.
3 of the last four meetings have ended in under 2.5 goals.
Last season this fixture finished 2-0 to Manchester City.
Leicester vs Man City Prediction:
Leicester will be on the ball and make no mistakes will come into this one trying to win it. But it is hard to see past City here. Gabriel Jesus is a player who has really stepped up his game just at a time when it seemed like City were looking to off load him to bring in other attackers. He has got the respect of Pep now and they seem to have a good relationship.
Despite City’s obvious qualities there is little doubt how good Leicester can be when they click, and City will have to be aware. We know the job that City’s defence did last season and if they can put in a good shift here we can see an away victory but it will be a hard fought one.
Leicester vs Man City Betting Tips:
Manchester City to beat Leicester at 1.57
Anytime goalscorer: Ferran Torres at 2.50