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Leicester vs Man City: Leaders looking for revenge

Kick-off: 1730, 03/04/2021

Stadium: King Power Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

Pep Guardiola doesn’t strike us as the kind of manager to forget a 5-2 drubbing, so Leicester can expect a backlash from Manchester City this weekend.

The Blues have recovered from that early blip to establish a commanding lead at the Premier League summit and will now seek to settle a score at King Power Stadium.

We’re snapping up 6/5 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Leicester vs Man City prediction.

A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds

Leicester have continued to enjoy an excellent campaign and will be bidding for a fourth straight victory themselves in this contest.

The Foxes followed up league wins over Brighton and Sheffield United by beating Manchester United 3-1 in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

After knocking out the Red Devils, Brendan Rodgers beamed: “We were very complete.

“You are playing against a top-class team but it was an outstanding performance against a very good side.

“We have developed very well, the confidence comes when you start to win big games against big opponents.

“We passed the test. It was a measure of how well the players are progressing.

“There are lots of teams ahead of us in terms of budget or whatever else, maybe history, but the ambition is there to win trophies and be competitive.”

United were below par, but Kelechi Iheanacho still did well to bag a brace which made it nine goals in as many games.

The in-form striker is working well with Jamie Vardy and will be keen to continue that hot streak against his former club.

Vardy, meanwhile, has a great record in this fixture, netting nine times in 11 renewals after hitting a hat-trick at Etihad Stadium in September.

However, that just makes us tempted by 21/10 for an away win and both teams to score from the Leicester vs Man City odds.

Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Fofana, Soyuncu, Evans, Castagne, Tielemans, Albrighton, Ndidi, Vardy, Iheanacho, Perez.

A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds

Manchester City are 15 points clear of third-placed Leicester after cruising to a 3-0 triumph at Fulham in their last league match.

The Blues then went on to claim 2-0 wins over Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League and Everton in the FA Cup.

Having rattled off 25 victories in the last 26 matches, Guardiola and his all-star squad are eyeing a historic quadruple this term.

Asked whether his side have any weaknesses, the manager replied: “Many. I know my team. I know perfectly. Saying that, there are more positives than negatives.

“We’re going to enjoy our families or play internationals and then we come back and there are two months until the end of the season and every game is closer to winning titles.”

He added: “The spirit and the commitment is fantastic, that’s why we achieved what we achieved.”

The visitors entertain Borussia Dortmund in European action next Tuesday, but taking his eye off the next challenge is not in Guardiola’s DNA.

Let’s finish off our Leicester vs Man City betting tips by taking 15/2 for a 2-1 away victory.

Last Man City line-up: Steffen, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Jesus, Foden.

Additional stats

Last result:

LEICESTER 3-1 Man City – Kelechi Iheanacho (2), Youri Tielemans

Everton 0-2 MAN CITY – Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne

Head-to-head: Man City 2-5 Leicester, Leicester 0-1 Man City, Man City 3-1 Leicester, Man City 1-0 Leicester, Leicester 2-1 Man City

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