H2H, Lineups and Betting Tips
Leicester City vs Manchester City: This Saturday at noon, Premier League champions Manchester City shall make a visit to the King Power Stadium, providing Leicester City with a true test of their current winning streak.
Last Saturday, Brendan Rodgers’ team easily defeated Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-0, while Manchester City was denied to a scoreless draw by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League.
About the match
Leicester City vs Manchester City
The English Premier League
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: King Power Staduim (Leicester, England)
In the Premier League rankings, Leicester City is currently in 17th place and is not performing well this year. Following their 4-0 demolition of Wolverhampton Wanderers in the previous week, the Foxes seems be confident going into this match.
On the other side, Manchester City is in excellent form this year and is now in second position in the league table. The defending Premier League champions may need to step up their game this weekend after their poor 0-0 draw with Borussia Dortmund last time out.
Here is all the information you require about the game.
Leicester City vs Manchester City- Head to Head and Key Numbers
- In 125 games played between the two teams, Manchester City has a great record versus Leicester City, winning 64 games to 32 for the Foxes.
- Leicester City has lost three straight games to Manchester City and nine of their past 11 Premier League contests against them.
- The last time Manchester City played Leicester City on the road, they lost 2-1. Since then, they have won all three games without giving up a goal.
- Leicester City has score 17 goals against Manchester City since Pep Guardiola took over as manager of the club during the 2016–17 season, which is the most of any Premier League team during this time.
- In the last three Premier League games, Leicester City have not a single game loss.
- Only two of Manchester City’s last six away games in the Premier League have ended in victories, and they previously lost to Liverpool in one of those games.
Wilfred Ndidi‘s return to training this week has greatly improved Rodgers‘ fitness, and Jonny Evans is also joining the team before Saturday. Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand are still out for a while, though.
Even though there won’t be many changes made this week. Patson Daka was replaced by Vardy at the 61-minute mark of the Wolves match. Vardy‘s late goal was his 100th in the Premier League since turning 30.
Vardy may be the only change to the hosts’ starting lineup this week because of his history of scoring goals against the Big Six clubs (eight against Man City). For Leicester, it has been a repeating theme to bring back players.
Haaland was substituted off at halftime against his former team Dortmund for Man City due to strain, illness, and a foot injury.
Man City are reportedly confident that nothing major has happened to the Norwegian. But Julian Alvarez is ready to take over Haaland, who has 17 goals, if he couldn’t be ready for the squad.
Due to illness, Joao Cancelo was similarly limited to just 45 minutes of action. But his chances of starting at the King Power look to be greater than those of Haaland given that Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker are still out and Sergio Gomez is back in the lineup following a Champions League suspension.
Leicester City possible starting lineup;
Ward, Castagne, Faes, Amartey, Justin, Soumare, Maddison, Tielemans, Dewbury-Hall, Barnes, Vardy
Manchester City possible starting lineup;
Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Akanji, Laporte, Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne, Foden, Alvarez, Grealish
Final line ups can be seen live at Premier League official site before the match starts.
Leicester City vs Manchester City Prediction
It’s going to be a much trickier game for the champions than some may have thought, especially with a refreshed Vardy looking to continue his prolific streak against the big boys. These aspects Leicester’s in form, Man City’s recent string of goalless away games, and concerns over Haaland’s wellness to make this a much tougher game for the champions.
Although we have confidence in Guardiola’s team to complete the task, it would not be unusual to see the sides apart by just one goal despite the Foxes’ tough defensive record.
We say: Leicester City 1-2 Manchester City
- Tip 1: Manchester City to Win
- Tip 2: Goals: Over 2
Where to watch Leicester City vs Manchester City match?
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