Manchester City v Leicester City Preview

February 5, 2016 | By

BetVictor Free BetsPremiership action Saturday lunch time comes from the Etihad Stadium and features Manchester City versus Leicester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 12:45pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Manchester City v Leicester City Preview, Premiership, Saturday 6th February 2016

Manchester City head into this game on the back of a 1-0 victory away against struggling Sunderland with Sergio Aguero scoring the only goal of the game. Those 3pts have Manchester City in 2nd position of the Premiership league table on 47pts and a win against Leicester City in this match would move Manuel Pellegrini’s side back to the top of the table.

Leicester City head into the game on the back of a 2-0 victory at home against Liverpool. Jamie Vardy scoring both goals of the game on 60 and 71mins to keep his side leading the way at the top of the Premiership league table. Claudio Ranieri is doing an excellent job in charge this season and Leicester City are certainly strong title contenders and a victory in this game against Manchester City would be a fantastic result for the visitors.

Manchester City Team News:

The hosts have a number of casualties for this match which include Vincent Kompany (calf), Kevin De Bruyne (knee) and Samir Nasri (hamstring). Mangala, Delph, Navas and Bony will all under take late fitness tests to see if any of them can be involved. Sergio Aguero will lead the attack up front with support in behind being provided by Yaya Toure, David Silva and Fernandinho.

Leicester City Team News:

The visitors have almost a full squad available for this game but will be without Jeffrey Schlupp (hamstring) and Matthew James (lack of match fitness) for this game. Daniel Amartey will under take a late fitness test to see if he can be involved as he also is lacking match fitness. James Vardy will lead the attack up front with support in behind being provided by Mahrez, Albrighton and Drinkwater.

Manchester City v Leicester City Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday afternoon’s fixture from the Etihad Stadium will become the 73rd meeting between the two clubs over the years. Manchester City have managed to secure 31 victories overall with 20 of these having come with home advantage, where as Leicester City have managed 23 victories overall with just 7 of those having came away from home.

Our head to head statistics table below shows the last five matches played between the two clubs and as we can see Manchester City have a commanding advantage heading into this game having won an impressive four times with Leicester City having failed to win any and the remaining game having finished all square.

29/12/15 PRL Leicester City – Manchester City
0 : 0
04/03/15 PRL Manchester City – Leicester City
2 : 0
13/12/14 PRL Leicester City – Manchester City
0 : 1
17/12/13 LEC Leicester City – Manchester City
1 : 3
18/01/11 FAC Manchester City – Leicester City 4 : 2

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

243 Goals have been scored in the previous 72 matches played between the two clubs over the years, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.38.

133 of those Goals have been scored in the previous 35 matches played between the two clubs at the Etihad Stadium which generates us an average goals per game statistic of 3.80.

Both sets of statistics seem to suggest that this game should see at least a few Goals scored on Saturday afternoon and betting markets such as Both Teams to Score, Total Match Goals 2 or 3 and Over 2.5 Goals all look good stand out choices for this one.

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Manchester City v Leicester City Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Manchester City: W D W W W

Leicester City: W D L W W

Manchester City have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having managed to secure four wins and one draw during their last five matches played, in comparison to Leicester City who have won three and drawn one and lost one of their previous five matches played.

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Manchester City v Leicester City Match Betting Odds Market

Manchester City are the clear favourites to win this game on Saturday lunch time at a current best price of 8/13 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account and this does look a bit on the short side considering who they are playing.

The Draw has happened once in the previous five meetings played and with very little between the two sides this season, this game could certainly finish all square and could be a wise choice to get something on as your main cover bet at a current best price of 16/5 with SkyBet – Bet £10 & Receive £40 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account.

Leicester City are currently as big as 5/1 with with BetVictor – £50 Free Bets for New Customers Registering an Account and this does look a very much overpriced considering the way the side is playing this season and on the back of a fine 2-0 victory against Liverpool last time out, this could be the value play here.

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Manchester City v Leicester City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

It does surprise me to see the online bookmakers having Manchester City priced up as the clear odds on favourites to win this game on Saturday afternoon as although they do have home advantage and a squad with numerous world class players, they are still up against a very good side in Leicester City and I for one can certainly see a shock on the cards.

Manchester City struggled to beat Sunderland 1-0 last time out and that result will have done nothing for their confidence, in fact if it wasn’t for a fine performance between the sticks for Joe Hart, the results could of been very different and I can definitely see some players lacking a bit of confidence for this game.

Leicester City on the the other hand had a fantastic 2-0 victory at home against Liverpool in their last match and with James Vardy scoring what could be the goal of the season, the whole squad’s confidence will be high for this match and they will all be relishing the chance to cause what would be a huge upset to Manchester City’s title hopes if they win this one.

Onto some predictions then and with a game that could so easily go either way, the safest option from a betting point of view does seem to be the goals market and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Both Teams to Score as both sides have an attack that is on fire this season.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip has been tough to decide on but I have opted for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to snatch the opening goal of the game for his side in what looks a very tight match on paper.

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