Manchester City vs Leicester City preview

Sunday February 06, 2016 12:45pm – The Etihad Stadium

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The main contenders in the Barclays Premier League title race will go head-to-head on Saturday lunchtime when bookies favourites Manchester City host table-toppers Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Pellegrini looking to bow out in style

Manchester City are on the hunt for a third Premier League title and put themselves in pole position with a win over surprise package Leicester City this weekend. Victory would put the Sky Blues level on points with their rivals but ahead on goal difference.

Last week it was announced that City boss Manuel Pellegrini will be departing in the summer to make may for Bayern Munich Coach Pep Guardiola. The man dubbed “The quiet Chilean” during his time in Spain will be looking to bow out in style by securing his second English league crown.

The Citizens have not lost at home in the last five league matches, and have won nine of their 12 home fixtures this term. Last time out, they edged to a 1-0 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.

The Manchester side are still managing an extensive injury list that includes Jesus Navas, Kevin de Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Samir Nasri. On a brighter note, Wilfried Bony and Fabian Delph are both in line for a return.

Leicester out to shock favourites

Leicester City must now be considered as serious title contenders. Their inevitable demise – as predicted by many pundits – has not occurred, and their proverbial bubble has remained intact.

Even if they do not win the ultimate prize, they will surely take their place in next season’s Champions League competition, which will be a remarkable achievement in itself.

This weekend’s game could play a big part in shaping the destiny of Claudio Ranieri’s men. A win would put the Foxes six points clear of the favourites and further consolidate their position at the top of the table, while defeat would leave them playing catch-up.

They come into this game on a high having beaten Liverpool (2-0) last time out, thanks to two more goals from England striker Jamie Vardy.

The Italian Coach will be able to field a full strength team for this clash.


City have a 66.7% strike rate in the Both Teams to Score market when playing at home this season. The same figure applies to Leicester’s away games.

Both Teams to Score can be backed at 8/11 with Betfair

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