Man City vs Leicester prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Andrew Gamble
·2-min read
James Maddison will be key to Leicester this season (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
James Maddison will be key to Leicester this season (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester City host Leicester City on Sunday afternoon, a match which pits two teams together who have combined to earn three wins and suffered no defeats in the early stages of this Premier League season.

City have a long injury list at the moment, but will rely on the quality of Kevin de Bruyne to dictate the game against the Foxes.

Leicester suffered their first loss of the campaign in the League Cup, but Brendan Rodgers will oversee plenty of changes to the team as they prepare to travel to Manchester.

Despite both sides entering the fixture in good form, Man City will fancy their chances – they have won six of the last seven games against Leicester City.

Here’s everything you need to know about the game.

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When is it?

The fixture will kick-off at 4:30pm BST at the Etihad Stadium.

How can I watch it?

The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League, where coverage will begin from 4pm. It is also on Sky Sports Main Event and Ultra HD.

Subscribers can watch via the Sky Go app.

If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.

What is the team news?

Pep Guardiola will likely be without Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva, whilst Nicolas Otamendi and Oleksandr Zinchenko are doubts after picking up knocks recently. The likes of Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan, Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus are all out.

Winger Demarai Gray is a doubt for the Manchester City clash after falling ill. Brendan Rodgers will be without Wilfred Ndidi, who will likely require surgery for a groin injury, as well as Ricardo Pereira and Filip Benkovic.

Predicted line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Ake, Garcia, Mendy, Mahrez, Foden, Rodri, De Bruyne, Torres, Sterling

Leicester City: Schmeichel, Castagne, Soyuncu, Evans, Justin, Albrighton, Tielemans, Mendy, Praet, Barnes, Vardy

Odds

Manchester City: 3/10

Draw: 9/2

Leicester City: 15/2

Prediction

Well, this won’t be a goalless draw. Both sides like to play fast, attacking football evidenced by their scores in the league thus far. Man City looked prepared and ready to compete against Wolves, despite being without players as talented as Bernardo Silva. De Bruyne likely impresses and City win again. 3-1 to the hosts.

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