Kick-off: 1500, 26/12/2018
Stadium: King Power Stadium
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What Trueform says for Leicester vs Man City
Leicester took Manchester City to penalties in the EFL Cup recently and can again be competitive in the Premier League, even if the line-ups are much changed.
The Foxes have since upset Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in top-flight action, while the Citizens suffered a shock loss at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Injuries have made Pep Guardiola’s side vulnerable and 21/10 for the hosts to avoid defeat is our first Leicester vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
James Maddison laid on Jamie Vardy’s sixth strike of the Premier League campaign as Leicester prevailed 1-0 at Chelsea over the weekend.
“Jamie scores goals, that’s what he does,” Maddison told the club website. “The position I play in, between the lines, I like to take it on the back foot and his movement is really good.
“To go in at half-time at 0-0 was good, because we can go in and regroup and then all we need is that one chance for the big man up front, and he stuck it away.
“I managed to slide him in, it doesn’t matter how many touches he had, I’m confident he’ll stick it away from there.”
The Foxes may again look to keep it tight early on at King Power Stadium and then try to pinch a goal on the break.
Looking at the Leicester vs Man City odds, that makes 7/5 for a draw at half-time take the eye.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Morgan, Pereira, Maguire, Maddison, Albrighton, Mendy, Ndidi, Choudhury, Vardy.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
Pep Guardiola was forced to defend his team selection after Palace secured a surprise 3-2 success at Etihad Stadium.
With David Silva and Fernandinho sidelined through injury, recovering pair Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne started on the bench, while John Stones played in midfield.
Guardiola said: “Normally, with the selection, when you win, I am a genius and when they win, the selection is not good. I accept that role, but I don’t know what would happen if Kevin or Sergio started.”
City took the lead through Ilkay Gundogan but Palace hit back with a Jeffrey Schlupp strike and a goal-of-the-season contender from Andros Townsend.
The champions’ hopes of getting back into the game were rocked when Luka Milivojevic struck from the penalty spot, before De Bruyne halved the deficit late on and Gabriel Jesus missed a last-gasp chance to level.
After falling four points off the summit, Fabian Delph said: “It’s a massive setback, but at the end of the day it’s a very long season. We’re not focused on Liverpool or on any team other than ourselves.”
However, the visitors have laboured of late, due to missing key individuals, and may not have time to get back to their best here.
Let’s finish off our Leicester vs Man City betting tips by taking 35/4 for a repeat of the 1-1 EFL Cup draw in normal time.
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Otamendi, Gundogan, Delph, B Silva, Sterling, Sane, Jesus.
Chelsea 0-1 LEICESTER – Jamie Vardy
MAN CITY 2-3 Crystal Palace – Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne
Head-to-head: Leicester 1-1 Man City, Man City 5-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-1 Man City, Leicester 0-2 Man City
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