Match: Manchester City vs Leicester City
League: English Premier League
Date: Sunday, 27 September 2020
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Preview
The Foxes are haunted by the way they bottled their CL ticket last season. They were on track to finish in one of the podium spots even in recent weeks when they started to lose points in every other game.
And at the end of the campaign, the team couldn’t even finish in the top four and therefore had to settle for a Europa League entry.
They are determined not to let something like this happen this time around and have gotten off to a good start to the career. They lead the table with a 100% win record and have also scored the most goals so far.
However, his greatest test awaits this weekend. They face one of the two best teams in England: the Citizens.
Pep Guardiola needs the title this season, period. He just can’t let Jurgen Klopp get away with another PL crown, which would be a blemish on the Spanish player’s legacy.
He knows how points lost at the start of the 2019-20 campaign led to the ultimate demise of his title aspirations, and he will let that happen at no cost. The manager will have his hands full with the Foxes this Sunday, but if he could record a win this weekend it would be a statement for Liverpool.
Given the Citizens ‘form, their determination to wrest the title from the Reds and their h2h record against Brendan Rodgers’ men, a victory is expected in Manchester City this Sunday.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: head to head (H2H)
Pep’s men are on a three game winning streak against this opponent.
They had also recorded 11 of 14 previous victories in total.
At home, they are on a four game winning streak.
Four years have passed since the last time the guests won at this stadium.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Prediction
The Citizens won 1-3 on the road on the final day of the game, against Wolves (one of the best teams from last season). Meanwhile, Rodgers’ men earned a 4-2 home victory last week in the league over Burnley.
However, the Foxes lost their Carabao Cup match after that to Arsenal, by a score of 0-2.
They were also winless in 16 of their previous 23 games thereafter, and have stayed that way in eight of their last ten road trips. In fact, despite their two victories in PL, they struggled to find a way, and against a quality team like Guardiola’s they should fight.
By contrast, their counterpart had won 15 of their last 20 games, and they, too, had won eight of their last nine home games.
On top of all that, they also have a phenomenal h2h record against the Foxes, especially recently.
With these statistics in mind, expect Manchester City to win this Sunday.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: betting tips
Manchester City Asian Handicap -1 in 1.40 (2/5).
Half time result: Manchester City win to 1.67 (2/3).