Leicester City travels to the Etihad Stadium to go head to head with last year’s runners up Man City. Jake Perry preview this matchup that has seen plenty of fireworks in recent years and shares his best betting tips to consider.
Who is playing?
Man City vs Leicester City
What competition is it?
Premier League Matchweek 3
What time is Man City vs Leicester City?
16:30 GMT on Sunday 27th September 2020
Which stadium is hosting Man City vs Leicester City?
Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
What channel is Man City vs Leicester City on?
Sky Sports Main Event
Man City vs Leicester City Summary
Last season will be that of disappointment for Man City, despite winning the League Cup. Pep Guardiola will look to achieve both domestic and European success again this season, the club brought in talent from all over Europe so it isn’t too farfetched to see the Champions League potentially heading to the blue side of Manchester.
Jamie Vardy and the Foxes travel to the Etihad with high hopes sat at the summit of the Premier League table after two games for the first time since 2016. The future looks bright for the Foxes under Brendan Rodgers; despite the sale of Ben Chilwell, this season could see a Champions League spot come the end of the season for Leicester.
Man City Team News and Form
Domestically Man City didn’t live up to the expectations they’ve set for themselves over the past few years, finishing 2nd, 18 points behind winners, Liverpool. Man City finished the year with 81 points and a goal difference of 67, the highest number in the Premier League last season.
In the Premier League, City has won 68% of all games they played last season, a number that ranks highly among Europe’s elite clubs. Man City has brought in some talented players such as Ferran Torres to further boost their attacking options, so it should be a recipe for a lot of goals this season.
Guardiola claims he has just 13 first team players available for the match. Sergio Aguero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Aymeric Laporte, Bernardo Silva, Eric Garcia, Ilkay Gundogan and Joao Cancelo are all set to miss out.
Leicester City Team News and Form
At the top of the table, Leicester have won the first two games of the season. Last season, Leicester City finished in 5th place on 62 points. However, the team manged to have the fourth best goal difference in the league with 26.
Jamie Vardy also became the oldest recipient of the Golden Boot in the Premier League last year. He helped the team by scoring 23 goals. A true talisman for the Foxes and along with multiple other attacking threats, Leicester City may cause multiple problems for a heavily rotated Man City defence.
Injury rules first team starlet Ricardo Pereira out for this game, whilst Wilfred Ndidi is another huge miss for the Foxes. The Nigerian will miss up to 12 weeks of action.
Man City Last Five Matches
- Wolves (A) 3-1 Premier League win
- Lyon (N) 3-1 Champions League defeat
- Real Madrid (H) 2-1 Champions League win
- Norwich City (H) 5-0 Premier League win
- Watford (A) 0-4 Premier League win
Leicester City Last Five Matches
- Burnley (H) 4-2 Premier League win
- West Brom (A) 3-0 Premier League win
- Blackburn (H) 1-1 friendly draw
- Sheffield Wednesday (A) 0-0 Friendly draw
- Chelsea (A) 2-1 FA Cup loss
Man City Top Goalscorers:
- Raheem Sterling (20 Premier League goals + 6 Champions League goals last season) – Sterling has become a vital part of Pep’s team that is now spreading attacking dominance in Europe.
- Sergio Aguero (16 premier League goals + 2 Champions League goals last season) – The record goalscorer for Man City enters the twilight of his career but still proves to be invaluable for the side in front of the goal when fit.
Leicester City Top Goalscorers:
- Jamie Vardy (23 Premier League goals in 2019/20) – A veteran possessing a prime goal-scoring instinct, Vardy is one of the best strikers in the Premier League.
- Ayoze Perez (8 goals in 2019/20) – Since joining Leicester from Newcastle, Perez has been a great attacking addition to the foxes.
- Jamie Vardy became the oldest recipient of the golden boot at 33 years old last year.
- Leicester had a 47% win percentage last season.
- Man City beat Leicester in both fixtures last season by an aggregate score of 4-1
- Man City have won five of their last six games against Leicester City.
|22nd February 2020||LEI 0-1 MCI||Premier League|
|21st December 2019||MCI 3-1 LEI||Premier League|
|6th May 2019||MCI 1-0 LEI||Premier League|
|26th December 2019||LEI 2-1 MCI||Premier League|
|18th Decmber 2018||LEI 1-1 MCI||EFL Cup|
Jake’s Betting Tips
Man City have started this season brightly and despite all of their injuries, the hosts should still have enough to overcome the Foxes at home. Leicester have only won once at the Etihad, in the season they won the title. Man City to win is 3/10* with Mark Jarvis.
Both teams have got good attacking options and are high-scoring side who both have leaked goals defensively. Losing Wilfred Ndidi to injury, who started this season playing as a defender for the Foxes, could be a massive blow in helping Leicester keep City at bay. Get Over 2.5 goals at 4/9* with Mark Jarvis.
Man City earned six corners in their last match against Wolves, and seven in their midweek EFL Cup game against Bournemouth. Get Man City to Win, Over 2.5 Goals and Over 5.5 Man City corners is 13/8* with Mark Jarvis.
*Odds as of the time of writing (24th September 2020) are subject to change.
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