With the race for the Premier League title heated than ever, third placed Manchester City will be looking to bridge the gap with the Foxes as they host them at the Etihad Stadium. The match is scheduled for 21st December with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.
The Citizens earned a taste of victory over the weekend as they easily cruised past struggling Arsenal in a 3-0 win. However, this will be put to the test as they host in-form Leicester who have not registered a lost in their past seven Premier League games.
Brendan Rodgers has been the main man behind the revolution for the Foxes who are currently 2nd in the Premier League with 10 points clear from title contenders Liverpool. The renaissance of James Vardy has transformed the attacking side of the Foxes with the English attacked netting 16 goals.
Pep Guardiola has contended with a weak defense following the injuries of Laporte and departure of Kompany. With lack of defensive options, it has seen Fernandihno fill the gap with misfiring Otamendi and Stones.
Will Brendan Rodgers continue with his winning form or will Pep Guardiola reign supreme at the Ethihad Stadium. A win for the Citizens means they move 11 points clear of title leaders.
Manchester City vs. Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have met 15 times with Manchester City picking up 10 wins with the Foxes with 3 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Manchester 1-0 Leicester
Leicester 2-1 Manchester
Manchester 5-1 Leicester
Leicester 0-2 Manchester
Manchester 2-1 Leicester
Leicester 4-2 Manchester
Manchester 1-3 Leicester
Leicester 0-0 Manchester
Manchester City Team News
Pep will be contended with the return of left back Zincheko after an injury spell. The young star came on for Mendy during their victory at the Emirates. However, talisman Sergio Aguero continues nursing an injury.
Striker Jesus will be on point to replace injured Aguero. Three players including Raheem Sterling, Bernado Silva and Rodri are on the verge of a suspension after each picking four yellow cards. Defender Laporte remains sidelined with an injury together with winger Leroy Sane.
Leicester City Team News
Forward Iheanacho has only made two first starts for Leicester City and will likely warm the bench. This will pave way for inform James Vardy who is the league’s top scorer with 16 goals. Ndidi who has been at the heart of the Foxes pressing side will also feature.
Prediction and Odds
Leicester City are currently on a 7 game unbeaten streak and will provide a competitive period for the Citizens. It will be an interesting match that will shape the title race.
Goals Over 2.5
Vardy to Score