England Premier League
Sunday 27th September 2020
Kick off at 4:30pm BST
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Manchester City have only played once so far in the league and that ended in a 3-1 win away to Wolves. Pep Guardiola’s side started at a frantic pace and went 2-0 up early on but Wolves got back into the game before City’s class showed and they secured all three points. Given that title rivals Liverpool had six points on the board already it was important that City got a win especially over a side who have caused them problems in the past.
City followed that result up by beating Bournemouth 2-1 in the Carabao Cup and are aiming to win their 4th straight cup. They will face Burnley next.
For this game City will be the odds on favourites against the Foxes who finished last season in 5th place.
Leicester have started the season well with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion followed up by a 4-2 win over Burnley, they are scoring goals and with seven so far only Leeds can match them. They did have some disappointing news as they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Arsenal at home 2-0, although Brendan Rodgers had rung some changes. Perhaps after the disappointment of just missing out on Champions League football last season their league placing is the point of focus for this season.
Manchester City: Sergio Aguero isn’t expected back for another 3 weeks with his long term knee injury from last season. Bernardo Silva has been pencilled in to return next month but after the internatonal break as he has a muscle injury. Ilkay Gundogan has Covid-19 and is ruled out and in islolation for 10 days. Gabriel Jesus has an injury but it is unspecified and he is unlikely to feature in this game. Aymeric Laporte is back after Covid-19 but he now has a lack of match fitness and is unlikely to make this encounter. Nicolas Otamendi is 50/50 for this game with a muscle injury but may be assessed. Oleksandr Zinchenko has a muscle injury and won’t be back until after the October internationals.
Leicester: A big blow for the Foxes is that Ndidi has picked up a severe groin injury and is expected to miss the next 3 months. Demarai Gray has illness and is expected to miss this match.
Man City vs Leicester Head to Head:
Last season Manchester City won this fixture 3-1.
Manchester City have won the last 3 meetings in a row.
Leicester haven’t won at the Etihad since 2016.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Man City vs Leicester Prediction:
Of course everyone’s ‘tip’ would be a home win but City are around the 1.30 mark to do so so offer very little value against a strong Leicester side. Whilst we believe City will have enough quality to win the game the Foxes will have their share of moments and they are not goal shy.
City can score 4 or 5 goals against most teams but when we analyse some of their matches with Leicester they have won by 1 or 2 goal margins when they have been on the money, this is why it may be worth backing both teams to score as our main bet as both teams have strong attacking threats.
Also, Phil Foden is in goalscoring form so it might be worth opting for him to score anytime and he is a decent price.
Man City vs Leicester Betting Tips:
Both teams to score at 1.70
Anytime goalscorer: Phil Foden at 2.75