Manchester City vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: 21 December 2019, Saturday
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester.
Manchester City vs Leicester City: Head-to-head
The Citizens have the upper hand in h2h fixtures with 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 10 Premier League games since Leicester earned promotion back to top flght.
The corresponding fixture at the Etihad stadium last season was a 1-0 win for the hosts, courtesy of a late strike from Vincent Kompany.
City are on a three match winning run at home against the Foxes.
Leicester managed to score at least once in 3 of their last 4 visits to the Etihad stadium.
Manchester City Team News, Updates and Facts
Man City Team News
Pep Guardiola gave some of the members of his squad some time to rest on Wednesday night, so that will have done that select few well. He remains, however, without center backs John Stones and Aymeric Laporte, winger Leroy Sane, and striker Sergio Aguero through injuries.
Man City Key Man
Raheem Sterling was not one of the men that rested on Wednesday, but he did play in the striker role to great effect, putting two goals into the back of the net against their League One foes. In the PL, he’ got nine so far and one more here would take him into the team lead for now. In midfield, Kevin De Bruyne is on fire right now. He ripped Arsenal to pieces last weekend by masterminding their win with two goals scored. He’s also got nine total assists, making him one of the best setup men you can dream of.
Man City Team Form
Manchester City have four wins and a loss in their last five matches:
1-3 loss at Oxford (EFL Cup)
0-3 win at Arsenal
1-4 win at Dinamo Zagreb (UCL)
1-2 home loss vs Manchester United
1-4 win at Burnley
Man City Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-2-3-1
Manchester City likely XI
- Defenders:Walker, Otamendi, Fernandinho, Mendy
- Defensive Midfielders:Rodri, Gundogan
- Attacking Midfielders:Sterling, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva
Leicester City Team News, Updates and Facts
Leicester City Team News
Brendan Rodgers played a fairly strong side in midweek, so not all of his side got a rest in their Cup win over Everton at Goodison Park. But he did protect some players. In terms of those missing out, he will be unable to use Matty James in midfield.
Leicester City Key Man
For the first time in a very long time, Jamie Vardy was actually kept off the score sheet against Norwich, meaning his streak of goals record will not be extended. Even with that, the Englishman played a large role in directing that goal near the goal, showing how lethal he is. James Maddison also comes into the game on good form. He had a goal in the narrow penalty win over Everton in the Cup, continuing what has been some fine form this term.
Leicester City Team Form
Leicester have two draws and three wins in their last five matches:
2-2 draw, penalty win at Everton (EFL Cup)
1-1 home draw vs Norwich
1-4 win at Aston Villa
2-0 home win vs Watford
2-1 home win vs Everton
Leicester City Predicted Starting Line up
Expected Line up: 4-5-1
Leicester City likely XI
- Defenders:Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell
- Midfielders:Perez, Tielemans, Ndidi, Maddison, Barnes