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📝Manchester City vs Leicester City: Match Preview Prediction & Lineups

Another interesting Premier League match is coming up as tonight Manchester City and Leicester City are going to go against each other in Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Match Preview Prediction & Lineups

Manchester City and Leicester City are going to face each other tonight, as the Citizens will host the Fox at Etihad Stadium in Matchday18 of The Premier League.

Leicester City are currently second in Premier League with 39 points while Manchester City are third with 35 points.

Manchester City vs Leicester City: all you need to know

Here is all you need to know about Manchester City vs Leicester City match in advance:

Manchester City in details

The team are currently third in the table with 35 points after beating Arsenal last weekend with a 3-0 result. Their performance haven’t been that perfect this season; however, they have been able to win 11 of the 17 matches they have played so far this season.

In the case of their absentees, it has to be said that Guardiola will not have Laporte, Sané, and D Silva in his squad tonight, while Agüero and Stones are also questionable.

Manchester City vs Leicester City: Match Preview Prediction & Lineups

Leicester City in details

On the other side of the pitch, there are Leicester City. The team are currently second in the table after drawing their match against Norwich City with a 1-1 result last weekend.

The team has already just one injury as James is out with a calf problem.

Manchester City vs Leicester City: Match Preview Prediction & Lineups

Teams’ background

These are the facts worth mentioning from the history books:

Manchester City have won four of their last five Premier League meetings with Leicester, losing the other in December last season.

Leicester have lost their last three Premier League away games against Man City, having won four of their first five visits to Maine Road/Etihad Stadium in the competition.

Manchester City haven’t lost consecutive home league games since February 2016 under Manuel Pellegrini. However, one of those games was against Leicester, which was also the last time the sides faced with Leicester above the Citizens in the table.

Manchester City have won 249 Premier League games since 1st January 2010 – they could become just the second team in English top-flight history to reach 250 victories in a single decade, after Manchester United in the 2000s.

Leicester have won their last four Premier League away games, by an aggregate score of 17-1. The Foxes have never previously won five consecutive away games in the top-flight.

Leicester are winless in their last nine Premier League away games against reigning champions since a 1-0 win against Man Utd in January 1998. The Foxes have failed to score in eight of those games.

Leicester are one of just two teams with a 100% winning record when scoring first this season, winning all nine such games so far. Meanwhile, no side has won more games when conceding the first goal than the Foxes.

Man City’s Sergio Agüero has scored five goals in his five home Premier League games against Leicester, despite the Argentine failing to score in three of those matches.

Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has the most goals in the Premier League this season, while Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne has the most assists. They’re the top two players for most goal involvements in the competition this season.

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers’ next defeat will be his 50th in the Premier League – only against Manchester United has he lost more games in the competition than he has against Manchester City.

Possible lineups

Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, D Silva, Bernardo, Jesus, Sterling.

Leicester (4-5-1): Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Perez, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy

Match info

  • Date: Saturday, 21 December
  • Time: 18:30 CET
  • Venue: Etihad Stadium
  • Referee: ​ Mike Dean

Prediction

​Both teams are in good form right now and on top of the chart. That is why we assume the match will end in a draw with more chance for the Citizens to win.

Which team will be the winner in your opinion? Leave your comment in the comment section.

Source:SportMob