Leicester City v Manchester City Preview

December 9, 2016 | By

Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountEnglish Premiership action Saturday Evening comes from the King Power Stadium and features Leicester City versus Manchester 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 17:30pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Leicester City v Manchester City Preview, Premiership, 10th December 2016

Leicester City head into this game having had a bit of a nightmare season so far and any chance of them being able to defend their premiership title has well and truly gone up in flames.

The champions currently languish in 16th position in the league table on just 13pts having secured 3 wins, 4 draws and 7 defeats, add to that their heavy defeat against FC Porto in the champions league midweek and it does seem to suggest that the hosts are very much up against it here.

Manchester City head into the game having had a great season so far and currently 4th position in the league table on 30pts having secured 9 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats.

The visitors could only secure a 1-1 draw in their final champions league group match at home to Celtic midweek and the performance has seen the club receive some harsh reviews from pundits and it will be interesting to see how City get on without their prolific goalscoring machine which is Sergio Aguero missing due to suspension.

Leicester City Team News :

The hosts will be without their goal keeper Kasper Schemichel and Nampalys Mendy as they both continue to recover from respective injury related problems. Danny Drinkwater is also missing as he continues to serve a suspension.

Manchester City Team News :

The visitors will be without Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Nicolas Otamendi as all three players serve suspensions. Raheem Sterling has missed the last two games with a knee problem, but is expected to be available for this match.

Leicester City v Manchester City Head to Head Statistics:

Saturday’s evening game from the King Power Stadium will become the 74th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Leicester have won 24 times overall with 16 of those victories having came with home advantage.

Manchester City have managed to secure 31 victories overall with 11 of those having came away from home and having lost against Chelsea last weekend, this really is a must win game if they are keep in the race for the title.

As we can see from our head to head to head statistics table shown below, the last five recent meetings shows Manchester City with a clear advantage, having won three times, compared to Leicester City having won once with the remaining match having finished all square.

06/02/16 PRL Manchester City – Leicester City
1 : 3
29/12/15 PRL Leicester City – Manchester City
1 : 1
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

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

247 Goals have been scored in the previous 73 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.38.

110 of those Goals have came in the 37 previous matches played at the King Power Stadium and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic again of 2.97.

Based on both sets of data shown above it does seem to suggest that this game should see at least a couple of goals scored and betting markets like Both Teams to Score YES and Total Goals 2 or 3 looking good choices on the goals betting markets.

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

Leicester City: L W D L L

Manchester City: W D W L D

Manchester City have a slight advantage on the recent form statistics having managed two wins, two draws and one defeat in their previous five matches played in all competitions, compared to Leicester City who have won one, drawn one and lost three of their previous five matches played.

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Leicester City v Manchester City Match Betting Odds Market

Leicester City have not had a good season at all and look a completely different side to the one they did last season and with them having been slaughtered 5-0 away against FC Porto midweek their chance of winning this game look very slim at best and probably why they are a current best price of 4/1 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw is a current a best price of 3/1 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account and for me is the best result that the hosts can possibly achieve in this game, so it might be worth getting something on this game finishing all square as your main cover option.

Manchester City saw their title hopes take a huge dent last weekend when throwing away a 1-0 lead against Chelsea and lose the match 3-1. They didn’t look much better midweek in their 1-1 champions league match at home against Celtic and although they do look the more likely winners for me their current best price of 8/11 with Ladbrokes – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account does seem very much on the short side and no real value in my opinion.

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

Hard to fancy Leicester City winning this game despite having home advantage as they really have looked poor this season. Most managers will be breathing a huge sigh of relief of not having their bids accepted by Leicester FC for their striker James Vardy as the England international has now gone 15 matches without a goal !

Manchester City will be without Sergio Aguero and this is obviously a huge miss for the club as he has been the best player in their team without a shadow of a doubt so far this season and with how easy Chelsea managed to break open their defence last weekend on the counter attack, the City defence do look to be in for another busy evening.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Both Teams to Score & Manchester City to Win as with home advantage I do expect the hosts to score in this game and hopefully it will be James Vardy as this guy really needs one at the moment.

However, I do expect Manchester City to just prove the stronger of the two sides over the 90mins and just edge the victory.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip for this game will be for Leicester City Striker James Vardy to Score the 1st Goal of the Game as it surely has to be only a matter of time before he finds the target and with the City defence still reeling after conceding three times last weekend, he might just get the opportunity to get one.

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