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Leicester v Man City betting tips: Foxes bid for rare double

| 08.09.2021

Preview and odds for Saturday’s Premier League clash

In a repeat of the Community Shield, the Foxes host the Citizens on Saturday so we examine the odds to find some Leicester v Man City betting tips.

Last season’s FA Cup winners Leicester beat the Premier League champions in the pre-season Wembley showpiece and Pep Guardiola’s team will be out to avenge that 1-0 loss.

Saturday’s match, which takes place at the King Power Stadium, kicks off at 3pm BST.

Leicester v Man City match odds

Both Leicester and Manchester City have won two and lost one of their opening three games.

Leicester sit in ninth place in the table with a vastly inferior goal difference to City, who are two places above them, each boasting six points.

Leicester, who beat Wolves 1-0 on opening day before losing 4-1 at West Ham and then defeating Norwich 2-1 on the road, have won three of their last five Premier League home games against reigning champions (L2), beating Liverpool 3-1 last season.

Leicester are 19/4 to sink City, who have won their last two away league games against the Foxes.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are looking to win both of their first two home games in a top-flight campaign for the first time since 1966-67 and seek to beat Manchester City in back-to-back matches for the first time in five years.

Of all the Premier League fixtures to have been played on at least 20 occasions, Leicester v Manchester City is the only one to have been won by the away side over 50 per cent of the time.

City were well below full-strength in their Community Shield clash at Wembley and again when losing their opening Premier League clash 1-0 at Tottenham.

However, they have bounced back with consecutive 5-0 wins at home to Norwich and Arsenal.

They have not lost both of their first two away games in a single Premier League campaign since 2006-07.

Guardiola’s side are 1/2 to win the game and while the draw is available at 3/1, none of the last 11 league meetings finished as a draw, with the Foxes winning four to the Citizens’ seven.

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Leicester v Man City head-to-head

Both Premier League meetings were won by the away team last season, with Leicester triumphing 5-2 early on at the Etihad before Man City downed the Foxes 2-0 at the King Power.

Manchester City have won nine of the last 12 meetings in all competitions, three of the last four victories without conceding. It is 9/5 they win to nil again.

Leicester have scored in each of their last 12 competitive matches – the last time they failed to net was at home to Manchester City in early April.

The Foxes have conceded in six of their last seven Premier League games and the odds are 17/2 for Rodgers’ side to win but concede in the Leicester v Man City betting tips.

Six of the last 10 meetings saw both sides net and it is 8/11 for that to happen this weekend.

Leicester v Man City team news

Leicester receive a boost with both Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand available after recovering from a hamstring injury and testing positive for Covid-19 respectively.

The clash may come too soon for central defenders Jonny Evans (foot) and Jannik Vestergaard (knock), however.

Man City’s first-choice keeper Ederson and striker Gabriel Jesus are both caught up in a row involving the Brazilian football federation, FIFA and the Premier League, and could be banned this weekend.

Midfielders Kevin De Bruyne (ankle) and Phil Foden (foot) are both back in training but it is not clear whether they will be in the line-up.

Leicester v Man City key battles

Leicester’s defensive vulnerability was underlined at West Ham and the champions will fancy their chances of adding to the Foxes’ tally of 10 home defeats in their last 23 Premier League games.

The Citizens have faced the fewest shots (15) – 13 of those coming at Tottenham on the opening day – and fewest shots on target (three) of all the Premier League clubs in the first three games of the campaign.

Jamie Vardy, who has scored eight times in 10 top-flight games against Manchester City, will know he has to make any chance count and is 5/2 to score at any time.

View the latest Leicester v Man City odds

All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publication



Simon Milham