Premier League – Season Continues – Leicester City v Manchester City on Match-day 14
The King Power Stadium sees Saturday action as Leicester take on Man City – 12:30pm GMT.
Man City, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in second place and 15 places above seventeenth placed Leicester, going into the clash.
Leicester City’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain 11 points, going into this game
Leicester come to this game on the back of a 0-4 away loss against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium.
Also, suffering seven losses in 11 matches is a terrible run of form for any club, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. Their position is seventeenth in the League and they have 11 points, that is, 3W, 7L and 2D having won three meetings, drawn two games, and lost seven meetings.
When Leicester host Man City, they will do so on the back of two victories, two draws, and two losses on their own ground.
Leicester City will have 14 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Leicester, in terms of goals scored (21). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – James Maddison (6), Harvey Barnes (4), and Patson Daka (3). Leicester have shown a very poor defensive performance, having conceded 24 goals in their previous fixtures.
Brendan Rodgers will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of four of his Leicester players.
It’s 26 points so far for Manchester City this season, going into this fixture
With two wins in a row under his belt, Pep Guardiola takes his Man City team into this game full of confidence, and hopeful of another successive victory.
Also, Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 11 games is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 26 points (8W, 1L and 2D), they are established in second position in the League having won eight meetings, drawn two games, and lost one game.
Playing away from home, Man City have won two matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost one game.
Victory for Manchester City would take their points tally to 29 so far this season.
Man City are missing four players through injury or illness. This will affect Pep Guardiola’s selection choices significantly.
Leicester City v Manchester City – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Man City with a greater number of wins. In the last 30 meetings, they have enjoyed 16 wins, to Leicester’s eight victories. Further, Man City have won all ten of the last 20 matches played against Leicester. The last time both teams met in this competition was December 2021, when Leicester City walked away as 6-3 winners.
For Leicester, James Maddison is a top performing player who has scoredsix goals in 12 League matches so far, while Erling Haaland is one of the top performing players after having scored17 goals in 11 League games this campaign for Man City.
Other standout players for Leicester are Harvey Barnes and Patson Daka with four goals and three goals respectively and for Man City are Erling Haaland and Phil Foden with 17 goals both.