With the race for the Premier League top tier clubs heated despite the gap with title leaders Liverpool, Leicester City will be hosting side Manchester City at the King Power Stadium. The match schedules for 22nd February with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.
The football world woke up to shocking news following the two year UEFA ban for side Manchester City over financial fair play conflicts. The announcement came as a shocker for Pep Guardiola, who was anticipating a UEFA Championship run after conceding the race for the Premier League title against Liverpool.
The ban will shake up the squad, especially with some players aiming for the glory of the Championship League among their accolades. Will Pep Guardiola pull strings together to get his team through the two years ban?
Coach Brendan Rodgers has seen a dip in form the side, especially after a series of unconvincing performances. The side is third on the table with 50 points. However, the side has only one win in their last five matches. Will Pep pull up another upset victory for the side?
Leicester City vs. Manchester United Head to Head
Both sides have met 16 times in the league, with the Citizens pulling off 11 wins over the three wins by the Foxes. Here is a look at their past encounters between the two sides:
Man City 3-1 Leicester City
Man City 1-0 Leicester City
Leicester City 2-1 Man City
Man City 5-1 Leicester City
Leicester City 0-2 Man City
Man City 2-1 Leicester City
Leicester City 4-2 Man City
Man City 1-3 Leicester City
Leicester City Team News
After arousing interest from several top clubs across Europe, the defensive midfielder picked up knee problems, which has seen him miss out on two matches. The missing gap has caused several issues for Brendan Rodger’s side.
After a thrilling goal fest in the first half of the season, forward James Vardy is yet to return to his goal-scoring form after recovery from the injury. On the verge of a yellow card suspension of attacking midfielder James Maddison and center backs Johnny Evans and Soyuncu.
Manchester City Team News
Forward Sergio Aguero signed a two-year contract extension with the club despite the two year UEFA champion’s league ban. Skipper Leroy Sane made a return to full training but is yet to gain minutes under Pep with speculations brewing of a summer mover for the German. Despite a knee injury for four months, defender Laporte could make a comeback for the Citizens.
Prediction and Odds
Both teams are currently misfiring with their current forms. We expect a low encounter game with spectacles.
Manchester City Win
Goals Under 2.5
Aguero to Score