Preview: Leicester City vs Manchester City – prediction, team news, lineups
Manchester City will look to achieve three consecutive Premier League victories when they resume their national campaign at Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.
The Citizens have accumulated six points in their first three games to sit seventh in the table, while Leicester have also collected six points to rank ninth after three rounds of England’s top-flight matches.
Leicester already beat Man City in a competitive match this season, running out 1-0 winners at Community Shield last month, and the Foxes began their 2021-22 Premier League campaign with a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the King. Power Stadium.
However, Brendan Rodgers’ team suffered a 4-1 loss at West Ham United on August 23, and Ayoze Pérez received a direct red card in a difficult match for the FA Cup champions.
Leicester managed to get back on track before the international break, as goals from Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton allowed them to beat Norwich City 2-1, and a six-point comeback from three games has left the top four contenders in the ninth position. three points from leader Tottenham Hotspur.
The Foxes will kick off their Europa League group stage campaign with a mouthwatering clash against Napoli next week, while a busy September finale will also see them face Millwall in the EFL Cup, a competition that is unlikely to take place. the club takes itself too seriously. this deadline is due to your other commitments.
Leicester have won two of their last three matches against Man City, but hasn’t actually beaten the reigning English champions at King Power Stadium since December 2018, when Ricardo Pereira proposed a late winner for Claude Puel’s team.
Man City’s start to the 2021-22 campaign was disappointing as it followed Community Shield’s loss to Leicester with a 1-0 loss to Tottenham in their first Premier League game on 15 August.
The Citizens failed to sign Harry Kane over the summer despite a lengthy chase, but they have been irresistible in their last two games, posting back-to-back 5-0 home wins over Norwich City and Arsenal to advance to six points, which has left them in the seventh position.
Like Leicester, Pep Guardiola’s side will begin their European campaign next week, taking on RB Leipzig at home in the Champions League, while the club will meet Wycombe Wanderers at the EFL Cup on September 21, in addition to face Leicester, Southampton, Chelsea in the league during a busy period.
Man City will know that it cannot afford to lose too many points in the early stages of the season, and its two recent excellent results came at the Etihad Stadium, so it will be a great test for the champions this weekend away from Leicester. . side capable of beating either side of the division.
However, the Citizens had the best away record in the Premier League last season, scoring 45 points from their 19 games, and Guardiola’s team will be full of confidence heading into Saturday’s interesting battle.
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Ndidi; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Bernardo, Rodri, Gundogan; Grealish, F Torres, Gabriel Jesus