Manchester City vs Leicester City Betting Tips: 2 AH+1.75, 2019-12-21

Harvey Barnes /Leicester City ©imago images / Sportimage 21.12.2019

Saturday 21stDecember 1730hrs
Football – England Premier League
Pick Leicester City AH+1.75
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 1.67 (odds taken 07:56 GMT, 21 December )

The evening kick-off in the Premier League features the mouthwatering clash between Manchester City and Leicester City as the betting tips continue at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester City Prediction – Can Manchester City close gap?

A resounding 3-0 win away from home at Arsenal last weekend saw Manchester City bounce back immediately from their 2-1 local derby loss at home to neighbours, United, but the hosts find themselves 4 points adrift of 2nd placed visitors, Leicester City, prior to Saturday’s evening kick-off at their Etihad Stadium.

Having already suffered 4 defeats so far this season, it looks very much like this season could finally be Liverpool’s as The Reds now hold a 10-point lead over Leicester City and 14 points ahead of City, with tonight’s hosts having to settle for a top four finish and perhaps a tilt at the Champions League crown.

Defeats at home to Wolves and Manchester United within an overall home record of 5-1-2 22/8 looks a fairly ordinary record by City’s lofty standards, with City winning by a 2+goal margin in just 3 of their 8 home matches to date.

A 4-0 win over Brighton, 8-0 v Watford and 3-0 v Aston Villa were all against teams situated in the bottom half of the Premier League, but City will be up against the closest rivals to Liverpool in the shape of Leicester City this evening and the visitors possess the second best defensive record away from home in the top flight.


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Leicester City Prediction – Can Leicester reduce deficit on Reds?

Only runaway Premier League leaders, Liverpool, possess a better defensive record away from home than Leicester City this season, and having won 8 of their last 9 matches overall in the top flight, Leicester City may well fancy their chances of inflicting another damaging blow to City’s faltering campaign.

This decent run of form have helped lift Leicester City into 2nd spot behind Liverpool and The Foxes have emerged as the closest rivals now to Liverpool’s seemingly inevitable charge towards their first ever Premier League title.

Leicester City have lost just twice all season and have won a total of 12 of their 17 matches to date this term as manager Brendan Rodgers has them firing on all cylinders, not least striker, Jamie Vardy, who has netted a total of 16 goals and is far and away the top goalscorer to date in this season’s Premier League.

Following a narrow 2-1 loss at Liverpool, Leicester City have since won their last 4 matches on the trot with wins recorded at Southampton 9-0, Crystal Palace and Brighton 2-0 each and a 4-1 romp at Aston Villa.

In addition, Leicester City have lost by 2+goals in just 1 of their last 22 away matches in the top flight.


Key-Facts – Manchester City vs Leicester City

  • Manchester City have lost 4 matches already in this season’s Premier League
  • City have won by a 2+goal margin in just 3 of their 8 home matches to date
  • Leicester have lost by 2+goals in just 1 of their last 22 away matches in the EPL


Betting Tips Verdict

Manchester City may not get it all their own way here and Leicester City look capable of keeping pace with City here.