Leicester vs Manchester City: Preview, Betting tips and Predictions - Premier League Matchweek 27
|Jamie Vardy has scored more top-flight goals, with five, against Pep Guardiola's teams than any other player across the Spaniard’s spells at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City (Source: premierleague.com)|
Leicester vs Manchester City
SAT 22 FEB 2020
King Power Stadium
Manchester City took to the pitch for the first time since the hefty European ban and focused on what mattered on the night, beating David Moyes’ Westham 2-0 with Kevin De Bryune once again doing what KDB does.
A goal and an assist for the Belgian helped the Citizens past the Hammers without breaking a sweat.
Leicester aren’t what they used to be, stalemate against Wolves last weekend was a fortuitous one as their hosts could and should have won it.
Leicester will have to look for goals elsewhere on the pitch as Jamie Vardy struggles in front of goal.
Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez are the other goal outlets and Kelechi Iheanacho if called on.
Interestingly, the Nigerian forward squares up against his former side but it would be seen if Brendan Rodgers sees him worthy of a part in this very big fixture between second and third.
The Foxes will need a lot of discipline when they face City late on Saturday.
They were reduced to ten against Wolves and their caution accumulation is alarming.
City on the other hand also enjoy going into the books, leaving Paul Tierney a lot of whistling to do at the King Power when they meet this weekend.
Last time out against Man City ⬇️— Leicester City (@LCFC) February 20, 2020
"We were too passive. That was pretty clear. We got a great start but we didn’t press the game well enough. Man City are a great team but they have to feel your aggression and when you get the ball you have to have quality." pic.twitter.com/ywNNydoWPb
PEP 💬 All of them are ok, not 100 percent some of them. @21LVA was smart to come off for the last minutes, @sterling7 is in the latter stage (of recovery). He’s getting better. @LeroySane19 is good as well, but of course he needs a little more time after six months out.— Manchester City (@ManCity) February 21, 2020
Betting prediction: Manchester City to win or draw