Manchester City vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Saturday, 13th May 2017
Kick off at 12:30 UK/13:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City hosts current champions Leicester City in a crucial encounter. Leicester have nothing really to play for apart from their pride while the hosts are in need of the points to keep their lead over Arsenal in the battle for UEFA Champions League spot.
Manchester City were looking like a team with a certain place in the top 4 but now they are just 3 points ahead of Arsenal. There is no more room for mistakes until the end of the season and the pressure on Pep Guardiola’s boys is huge. They failed in all of the cup competitions they played and losing the top 4 place would be a huge disaster.
At the moment, the Citizens looks in decent form and is undefeated in 5 games. Still the draw against Middlesbrough raised some eyebrows. At Etihad City have lost just a single game for the whole season and the defeat came against leaders and most probable new champions Chelsea. Last round the team got a crucial win over Crystal Palace with the impressive 5-0 full time score.
Leicester City despite winning the league were headed to relegation at some point of this season. The change of their manager Ranieri with Shakespeare proved to be an outstanding decision.
Shakespeare lifted the team making 5 victories in a row and reaching the quarters of the Champions league after eliminating Sevilla. Leicester come into this game with 2 victories in a row. The Foxes toiled hard to take away a minimal away victory against West Brom followed by an impressive 3-0 home win versus Watford. Ndidi, Mahrez and Albrighton ensured the comfortable margin after huge mistakes from Watford defensive line.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Head to head
In terms of direct clashes Manchester City have 5 wins, Leicester 2 and the draws are 3 in their last 10 games.
Both of the last 2 game finished in favour of Leicester City.
In 7 of those games both teams managed to find the net.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Prediction
Manchester City need the points and they will try to get a lead from the off. Guardiala’s teams usually go on attack dominating the game and trying to break the other team defensive line. This leaves them vulnerable to Leicester City fast and technically gifted offensive players which can exploit the given space.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
The pick here is both teams to score for 1.77 at Bet365.