Leicester v Manchester City Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th November 2017

Foxes to fail at home against Champions-elect

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Leicester v Manchester City Betting Preview – Premier League 18th November 3.00pm

Leicester have been pulling themselves together and picking up the pieces after their poor start to the season. They are now five games unbeaten in the top flight and are going along nicely. But they face the stiffest challenge that they could get at the moment as they welcome the in-form Manchester City to the King Power. Will Leicester’s defence be able to stand up to the massive attacking power that the Citizens will be throwing at them?

Leicester v Manchester City Betting Tips

Leicester have put together what has been a decent run of Premier League form. They have gone undefeated with a W2 D3 record in their last five and overall have only suffered the one defeat in their last seven games. They really benefited from being bold enough to change managers early on. Leicester have netted exactly two goals in each of their last three Premier League games and there should be goals in this one. Over 3.5 goals at bet365 is going to have plenty of appeal here for a price of 11/10. Leicester took a thrilling 4-2 home win over Manchester City last season and they have actually gone W2 D1 L1 in their last four top flight games against the Citizens. So they are have matched up well to the Citizens and should give a good account of themselves. At home, the Foxes are W2 D1 L2 in the league this term.

Last Six Premier League Head to Head

Man City 2 – 1 Leicester
Leicester 4 – 2 Man City
Man City 1 – 3 Leicester
Leicester 0 – 0 Man City
Man City 2 – 0 Leicester
Leicester 0 – 1 Man City

Both teams to score at bet365 returns a price of 3/4 for the game and that has happened in each of the last three meetings. In the anytime goalscorer market, their shortest priced option is Jamie Vardy at a price of 2/1. The England man struck a hattrick in this corresponding fixture last season. Leicester have averaged 1.6 goals per game at the King Power this season and have recovered from their sticky start to a position of being a point better off than they were at this stage last term, in what was a miserable title defence. The two wins that they have claimed at the King Power this season have both been by a 2-0 scoreline, but that’s going to be a long shot for this one against the rampant Citizens. Leicester have not conceded a goal at home in the last fifteen minutes of any match this season but they have only taken the lead through and opening goal in just two of their five home matches so far. From their previous six home Premier League games against Manchester City, Leicester hold a W1 D2 L3 record and if they were to pull off a win in this one, it would be a massive shot of self belief and confidence for them.

Current League Form (most recent last)

Leicester LDDWWD
Man City WWWWWW

But can the Foxes stop the Citizens? Manchester City are on a stunning nine match winning streak in the Premier League and there just has not been a hint that their scoring is going to dry up anytime soon. Manchester City have scored at least three goals in each of their last four games played now, but while they continued to look devastatingly good going forward, their defence has been slipping back. City have conceded in three of their last four games now. They can boast a perfect record of five wins from five away from home though this term and in those games, they have netted fourteen goals at an average of 2.8 per game. That’s 73% of their away games in the Premier League this season having gone over 2.5 goals and 55% have gone over 3.5 goals. Only twice this season have City have failed to produce more than one goal in a league game.

The amount of scoring talent that they have is ridiculous. Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus are joint 5/2 bet365 first goalscorer favourites for the match, but they also have Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane who have been in fantastic form. In the anytime goalscorer market there is a price of 11/8 on Sane and Sterling to net. Of the away goals this season that they have conceded on the road (just three of them in total) two of them were inside the first fifteen minutes of matches. They get early pressure on sides in their games and the Premier League champions-elect have struck the first goal in four of their five away games so far this season and have not found themselves trailing at the break in any of them. Three of their five away wins have been by just the one goal this season and a Man City to win by a one goal margin at bet365 is a price of 11/4.

Leicester v Manchester City Betting Odds

Manchester City 3/10, Draw 17/4, Leicester 17/2

Leicester v Manchester City Predictions

Man City to win: The Citizens will probably know that they have been in a game here, but still there have been enough cracks in the Leicester defence to suggest that the Citizens, with their multi-pronged attack, will find a way through this. Man City to win & both teams to score looks a decent option.