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Man City v Leicester 19/20 EPL Betting Preview Odds & Tips

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Manchester City vs. Leicester City EPL 19/20

  • When: Saturday, December 21 – 5:30p.m Local time
  • Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, United Kingdom

Man City v Leicester Betting Preview

Manchester City will host Leicester City this Saturday in a match that will be likened to a Cup Final, rather than a regulare season English Premier League betting encounter midway through the season. The champions head into the match third on the EPL standings on 35 points, four points behind Leicester City in second place.

Manchester City’s hopes of retaining the EPL crown for the third consecutive time were adversely dampened a fortnight ago when the Citizens suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Manchester United. Although Pep Guardiola’s side returned to winning ways last weekend with an assertive 3-0 win away to Arsenal, their slump in the Manchester derby saw them plummet to 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

Leicester City’s stunning run of eight consecutive wins in the Premier League came to an end last weekend after the Foxes settled for a 1-1 draw when they played host to Norwich City. The outcome stretched their gap with Liverpool to 10 points, whilst trimming their gap to third-placed Manchester City to four points.

High on confidence having advanced into the semi-finals of the EFL Cup over the course of the week, both sides will be pushing for the win in order to build pressure on league leaders Liverpool, who will be notable absentees this weekend, as the European champions are taking part in the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.

Manchester City team news

Sergio Aguero seems to have recovered from a thigh injury, although the veteran striker still lacks the match fitness that would warrant a place in the team against Leicester.

David Silva, who has missed the last three games due to a leg problem, is pushing for a return this weekend, while the duo of Aymeric Laporte and Leroy Sane remain sidelined on a long-term basis due to knee injuries.

Defender John Stones has also been ruled out of the encounter due to a thigh injury suffered in September.

Leicester City team news

Brendan Rodger has very little by way of injury concerns, with Matty James being the only one missing in action due to a long-term Achilles problem.

Jamie Vardy EPL Betting odds & specials

Jamie Vardy has been second to none this season in front of goal. The 32-year old is currently at the helm of the goal scoring charts in the Premier League with 16 goals, five goals ahead of Tammy Abraham of Chelsea and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal who are joint-second.

Vardy’s purple patch of scoring in eight successive games in the Premier League may have come to an end last Saturday, but it was the forward’s midweek penalty that ensured the Foxes booked their place in the last four of the EFL Cup—a massive spring in his step ahead of their trip to the Etihad.

Manchester City vs. Leicester City Results & History

    Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City (May 6, 2019)
    Vincent Kompany 70’
    Leicester City 2-1 Manchester City (December 26, 2018)
    Marc Albrighton 19’
    Ricardo Domingos Barbosa Pereira 81’
    Bernardo Silva 14’
    Manchester City 5-1 Leicester City (February 2, 2018)
    Raheem Sterling 3’
    Sergio Aguero 48’, 53’, 77’, 90’
    Jamie Vardy 24’
    Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City (November 18, 2017)
    Gabriel Jesus 45’
    Kebin De Bruyne 49’
    Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City (May 13, 2017)
    David Silva 29’
    Gabriel Jesus 36’ (P)
    Shinji Okazaki 42’

Man City versus Leicester Match Predction & Tips

Manchester City may be the highest scoring side in the league, but Saturday’s encounter will pit them against the most solid defensive outfit on English soil. The champions may have failed to concede any goals during their win over Arsenal last weekend, but that remains the only time in the last twelve games across the board that Pep Guardiola’s side has maintained a clean sheet.

Leicester on the other hand has found the back of the net in their last fifteen games, with the third highest goal scoring record in the Premier League this season.

Manchester City arguably remains the best side in the league, but Guardiola has however be found out this season thus far losing as many games as he did throughout the course of their title-winning campaign last season. The champions may have an impressive record in this tie over the years, but fancy Leicester City to emerge with a scrappy win to set momentum for their juicy Boxing Day clash with Liverpool.

  • Betting Prediction: Draw First Half / Leicester to Win Second Half – $15.00 @ William Hill
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