Manchester City vs Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 21st December 2019

Can the Citizens close the gap on Leicester?

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Manchester City vs Leicester Betting Tips – Premier League, 21st December 5.30pm

A top-three clash for Saturday evening should bring a fascinating close to the day’s Premier League play. Manchester City cruised to a solid away win at Arsenal last weekend and will return home soil looking to close the gap on second-placed Leicester. The Foxes dropped a couple of points last weekend, but start four clear of the Citizens. Read our predictions for Manchester City vs Leicester.

Manchester City vs Leicester Betting Odds*

Man City 4/1
Draw 17/4
Leicester 6/1

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Manchester City News and Form – Can Man City beat Leicester?

The Citizens eased to a 3-0 win at Arsenal last weekend, with all of the goals coming in the first half. That was a good response after having lost their previous match, a home derby against Man Utd. The form of Man City has been pretty patchy by their standards as it is only W3 D1 L2 in their last six played. The home record of the Citizens this season is W5 D1 L2 and they had been on a three-match winning streak at the Etihad before the Red Devils burst their bubble there in early December.

City have averaged 2.75 goals per home fixture this season, conceding at an average of one per game. 88% of their league home games have made it over 2.5 goals. Each of their last eight, home and away have gone above the goal line. Manchester City have scored in each of their last 9 league fixtures.

Man City -2.25 Asian Handicap
2/1

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Interestingly, looking at their home record, all of their failures to win (D1 L2) have been against sides who are starting the weekend in the top eight. So they’ve struggled a little bit in better company. 9 of the 11 league wins that City have earned this season have been by a margin of at least two goals. They are on a 9 match scoring streak in the league but have conceded in each of their last three at the Etihad.

Manchester City vs Leicester Head to Head

Both sides traded home win in last season’s Premier League
Man City have won four of the last five league meetings
Leicester have lost their last three league trips to the Etihad
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings in all competitions

 

Key-Facts – Manchester City vs Leicester

  • Man City have scored at least 2 goals in 15 of their last 18 matches
  • Leicester have won their last 4 away matches
  • The Foxes have dropped two points only in their last 9 games

 

Leicester News and Form – Can Leicester upset the Citizens?

The Foxes saw their eight-match winning streak of league form came to an end last weekend, as they were held to a surprising draw by the visiting Norwich. Will they be able to at least defend the four-point lead that they have over Manchester City? The Foxes have away from under their belt. They have won their last four on the road, scoring at least two goals in each of those. They have netted at least two goals in all but one of their last nine league outings, home and away. Leicester are average 2.6 goals per away game.

Defensively the Foxes have really been on the ball this season. They have conceded just 6 goals in their away form, which reads W5 D1 L2 this season. Leicester have the best defensive record in the entire league. Only Man City and Liverpool have scored more league goals than they have done, and are the only two sides with better away records than that of Leicester.

With the league title out of sight, they may well be happy with a point out of this. Each of the three away games which they failed to win were against teams starting the weekend inside the top six. So they’ve come up a little short there. Home and away this season, 8 of their 12 successes have been by a margin of at least two goals. The Foxes are on a twelve match scoring streak in the top flight, with 62% of the road goals coming after the break.

Manchester City vs Leicester Tips & Odds

Man City to win & both teams to score at 8/5
HT/FT Man City/Man City at 21/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 17th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)

Manchester City vs Leicester Predictions

Man City to win: Nine times out of ten you would still back Manchester City to win a home league fixture. They had a blip last time out at the Etihad and will probably come back stronger. This should be a tight game, but the Citizens can edge it.

 


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