If you were looking for Boxing Day Premier League betting tips, here’s one for you! Here’s a Leicester City vs Manchester City prediction that will, hopefully, help you win some money for the festive season. So, with no further ado, here are some facts, stats, and news about the duel at the King Power Stadium between the host Leicester and their visitors Manchester City!
Last weekend, Leicester beat Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge; can they slay another giant this Wednesday? They might, particularly because Man City will have to attack in this game and counter-attacks have always been the most lethal weapon of the Foxes. Counter-attacks and set-pieces, all of which Man City have been struggling to deal with this season.
On top of everything, Leicester City have very strong at the back and they’ve been playing really well defensively in the last couple of weeks. Actually, this team allowed only 6 goals in the last 10 matches, counting all competitions. And considering that in those 10 games they played against such heavyweights as Chelsea, Tottenham, and even Man City, their defensive record is really impressive.
They did already face Manchester City this season, but not in the Premier League. These two played a League Cup game at the King Power Stadium last Tuesday and the match finished in the favor of visitors. Actually, the score after 90 minutes was 1:1 but Man City did better on penalties.
Obviously, those performances must give Leicester City players confidence ahead of the Boxing Day game. Another thing giving them hope is that their squad is almost entirely injury-free. Daniel Amartey is the only player who’s going to have to sit out the game.
Last weekend, they lost to Crystal Palace at home, which wasn’t just embarrassing but it also cost them important points. Because of that defeat, they’re now 4 points behind Liverpool who are topping the table.
Of course, everyone in Manchester City believes that the battle is not lost. In fact, they’re certain they’re going to be able to get back to the top and win the title once again. If you take a look at their squad, they certainly have the manpower to do it.
Actually, many believe that the reason why they lost so many points already this month is that two of their key men were struggling with fitness. I’m talking about Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero, who weren’t able to give their utmost in the last couple of weeks.
They’re okay now, but Man City still do have some problems with injuries. The biggest problem of them all is the absence of David Silva, who’s been one of their best players this season. He got injured in the match with Chelsea in early December, which his team lost 2:0.
- Daniel Amartey (injury)
Manchester City absentees:
- David Silva (injury)
- Vincent Kompany (injury)
- Benjamin Mendy (injury)
- Eliaquim Mangala (injury)
Schmeichel – Morgan, Maguire, Pereira, Chilwell – Mendy, Ndidi, Choudhury – Albrighton, Gray, Vardy
Ederson – Laporte, Otamendi, Walker, Delph – Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne – Sterling, Sane, Aguero
Leicester City vs Manchester City Prediction
According to the bookies, Manchester City are clear favorites here. They are the better of the two, plus they’re in desperate need of points. But, I don’t think their job is going to be easy on Wednesday afternoon. Leicester City seem very enthusiastic about this game, so scoring against them is going to be difficult.
Furthermore, the Foxes have Jamie Vardy, a striker who’s tougher and stronger than Man City center backs, both Otamendi and Laporte. I think he can blow them away, so I won’t be surprised if we see a goal or two in Man City’s net.
Leicester City vs Manchester City Betting Tips
- Over 2.5 Goals @1.65(1XBet)
- BTS @1.90 (bet365)