Leicester vs Manchester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday 11th September 2021
Kick off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
For Leicester every season feels as though they need to prove themselves once again and since winning the Premier League back in 2016 they have done a great job.
Indeed this game is a repeat of the Community Shield, the English cup curtain raiser before the season starts between the league champions and the FA Cup winner, on that occasion in a game that was played in August Leicester won 1-0.
Leicester have won 2 of their three games so far though their defeat was against West Ham by 4-1, and critics would say that this is the Foxes first proper test.
Manchester City started the season with a loss away to Tottenham but since then they have won 2 games in a row and scored 10 goals in their last two matches. The Champions have made light work of Norwich and Arsenal.
However those two fantastic victories were both at home and this game feels like it will be a test for Pep Guardiola’s team too.
Leicester vs Manchester City Head to Head
- Last season Manchester City won this fixture 2-0.
- Manchester City have won seven of the last 10 meetings against Leicester.
- There is a 60% chance to see both teams to score.
Leicester vs Manchester City Prediction
We expect to see a very open game because both sides have respect for one another but both like to attack.
Manchester City have lots of goalscoring options even if the fans are craving for another striker. We should keep an eye on Gabriel Jesus who has really gone up a level and with the Harry Kane deal falling through it means that Jesus knows he is the man expected to lead the team more.
But man of the moment Jack Grealish should be followed. He already has scored a goal and has been involved in them and has started well for his new club. He could be the difference between the sides.
Leicester will have plenty of good moments but could be out numbered by the sheer quality of this City team.