Leicester vs Man City Prediction
Leicester vs Man City
The last H2H saw Leicester City pull off a shock 5-2 victory on matchday three, as they became the first-ever side to score three penalties in a Premier League (PL) game! Fast-forward six months and the Foxes’ strong season continues thanks to the PL’s second best win-rate (58.62%), and has them chasing a first top-flight double over Manchester City for the first time since 1986/87, albeit they face a formidable visiting side sitting 14 points clear at the top.
Still, Leicester City look like solid top-three contenders, particularly after a 3-1 FA Cup win over Manchester United in their last home game took Brendan Rogers’ win-rate to 53% after 100 games in charge. That victory was also the third straight match at the King Power Stadium to see Leicester strike first (W2, L1), putting them in good stead to continue their unbeaten streak here this PL campaign when starting as an underdog (W2, D1).
Man City look virtually unstoppable though, recording 25 wins from their previous 26 games, and winning despite a -1 handicap in their last five victories. The PL’s highest scorers (averaging 2.13 goals per match) will surely be seeking revenge after that shock H2H defeat – the only time across Pep Guardiola’s last 729 matches that a side under his leadership conceded five times.
The visitors are favourites for a reason, and a 2-0 FA Cup win last time out made it 17 away games unbeaten (W15, D2) – a new record in their 141-year-old history. In fact 14 straight away wins is a new national record too, 12 of which saw Man City overcome a -1 handicap.
Players to watch: Former Man City man Kelechi Iheanacho has been Leicester’s first goalscorer in four consecutive matches. Also enjoying a great run of form is İlkay Gündoğan who’s scored in his last three Man City appearances.
Hot stat: Four of Leicester’s last five matches have been 1-1 at some point.
Prediction: Leicester  vs  Man City