Leicester City vs Manchester City – 18.11.2017 – Betting Tip
Former EPL champions Leicester City host table leaders at King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Twelve games into the season, Leicester are finally catching some rhythm while guests are confidently marching forward; eight points clear at the top of the table. We take a deep look at the two sides and bring you our Leicester City v Manchester City betting tips, created after detailed analysis of teams form and statistics and in line with our sports betting strategies.
It’s been a turbulent couple of years for Leicester City. After winning the title in the 2015/16 season, the team has lost most of its momentum, changed two coaches and managed only a middle of the table finish last year. Following a recent change in the managerial seat, Puel Claude’s men have booked 7 points in three games and finally regained some of their mojo ahead of their home game against the most dangerous team of the league this season.
Leicester will be playing without Huth, Iborra and James, all of whom have sustained injuries and are doubtful for an appearance on Saturday. They have scored at least one goal in 7 out of their last 8 EPL appearances and have not lost a competitive game since September 23rd when Liverpool triumphed at the King Power 2:3.
It is not easy to expect the Foxes to put up much of a fight against the berserk Manchester City, but given their recent run of form and their goal scoring record so far on the season, we would not be surprised at all to see Leicester score a goal against an offensive side like Manchester City who will be pressing hard and susceptible to counter attacks.
Thirty one points from eleven games is the impressive score that Citizens have managed to maintain so far this season. Their ten wins and a single draw have put them eight points clear at the top of the league with the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur completely helpless in their pursuit of the title, despite putting in impressive performances of their own in the opening eleven rounds.
Manchester City’s forward trio has had an impressive opening to the season, with Aguero scoring 8, Gabriel Jesus 7 and Sane 6 in just 11 games and the team totaling an impressive 38 goals, 3.5 per match. The last time City did not win all three points was back in August when they drew 1:1 with the now struggling Everton in one of the opening fixtures of the season.
Given their impressive record so far this season, it is very easy to expect them to crush the mediocre Leicester but away games at King Power are never easy, and the visitors have only won one out of their last four games against Leicester, with their last away win there coming in 2014. City will be going into the match without the injured Mendy and Otamendi while Kompany is also currently injured and his appearance is under a question mark.
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Head to Head and Stats
Historically speaking, Manchester City have gotten the better of Leicester City more often than not, but most of these games were in a different era when Leicester was a minnow and any favorable results against the likes of Manchester City were not to be expected.
The more recent duels paint a different picture, with Leicester winning two of their last three encounters and coming close to a draw in their last match as well, with Mahrez missing a penalty at 2:1. That said, there is little question that Manchester City are currently the more potent side and on better form, leading the pack with an impressive 31 points from 11 matches.
Leicester owe their poor position much to the tough schedule early on in the season but have still managed to score more goals than many teams that are in front of them on the table, with 16 scored and 16 conceded. City, on the other hand, have only conceded 7 goals this season, while scoring and impressive 38.
Our Tips and Predictions
The time has come to make our Leicester City v Manchester City betting tips. Given all the stats and current form, Manchester City are certainly the favorites on the day, but looking at the odds alone, we cannot help but think that Draw at 5.50 looks like a lucrative bet considering Leicester’s recent solid spell of form and their past performances against Saturday’s visitors.
Both teams to score is priced at 1.75 at some of the best betting sites in Nigeria and looks like another solid bet as we expect City to attack strong and definitely score, while Leicester will have their chances from counter attacks and having scored 16 goals already this season, we believe Vardy and the boys have what it takes to put one past City’s defenders.