Manchester City vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: Monday, 6 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City are just two steps away from defending their Premier League title. They are looking to jump above the first of two obstacles on Monday evening when Leicester City come to visit Etihad Stadium in the last fixture of 37th round.
The Citizens are obviously massive favourites to confirm the favourites tag and pick up a super-important three-pointer in the last game of the season on the home patch. They won 12 on the trot in the league conceding just three goals in the process. The foxes will thus have an extremely tough task to create in the final third past the team which allowed only 22 goals in 36 league ties so far in the campaign.
On top of this, Pep Guardiola’s machinery were almost impeccable in front of their fans throughout the entire season. They won 17 and lost just 1 (to Crystal Palace) of 18 home games in the league.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
Leicester City are one of just four teams which managed to beat Manchester City this season.
The Foxes claimed a shocking 2-1 victory over Pep Guardiola’s squad when teams met each other on the Boxing Day at King Power Stadium.
Leicester also held Man City to a 1-1 draw in the League Cup clash also in December last year, but the Citizens advanced on penalties.
Each of past four head to head ties between these two likes saw goals scored at both ends.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Prediction
Leicester City sit eighth in the league ladder and they can generally be satisfied with the campaign they’ve had in this term of the Premier League. The Foxes will come into this in high spirits after a demolishing 3-0 victory over Champions League hopefuls Arsenal last Sunday. Jamie Vardy took his league tally to impressive 18 goals with a brace against Europa League semi-finalists last weekend.
Moving forward, Leicester’s manager Brendan Rodgers will no doubts try and motivate his lads to the max given he was in charge of Liverpool for three years. Liv’pool are one point shy of Man City at the top of the standings and they could snatch the silverware with the help of Leicester City.
Even though the Citizens hardly conceded goals lately, they regularly shipped at least one in recent head to head matches with Leicester City. The visitors notched five goals in past two league outings and they saw off Man City in the first half of the season at King Power Stadium. Backing a high-scoring contest is the way to go here.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Bet Tips
Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 1.5 goals in the first half @ 1.80 (4/5).