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Predictions and Tips Ahead of Manchester City vs Leicester

After seeing off a tricky Wolverhampton Wanderers side in their first Premier League match of the 2020-21 season, Manchester City now face a high-flying Leicester City side at the Etihad Stadium.

Though Manchester City have become a star-studded side only in the last one-and-half-decade, they have always enjoyed a healthy lead in the head-to-head against the Foxes. The Cityzens have won 61 times against Leicester City and drew 29 times in the 120 matches they have clashed.

 

MANCHESTER CITY

Starting their Premier League season a game week late, owing to their UEFA Champions League commitments deep into August last season, Manchester City started the season with a comprehensive 3-1 win over Wolves. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus meant the Wolves hardly had a chance to turn the table and Pep Guardiola would hope his side to build on the momentum on Sunday.

 

LEICESTER CITY

Leicester City, however, have had a good start to their season. After thumping West Bromwich Albion 3-0 away from home, they saw off Burnley 4-2 in their backyard. Brendan Rodgers have brought a positive change in the side since his arrival as the Foxes had surprisingly challenged the top clubs for a top-four place last season before they lost steam to settle for a place in the Europa League.

Now, with all their guns firing right from the start, Leicester City could fancy a repeat of their trip to the Etihad in December 2016, when the Foxes had run a 3-1 riot over the Manchester side.

 

PREDICTED LINE-UP

Manchester City (4-2-3-1): Ederson (GK), Kyle Walker, John Stones, Nathan Ake, Benjamin Mendy; Fernandinho (C), Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Ferran Torres, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden

Leicester City (4-1-4-1): Kasper Schmeichel (GK), Timothy Castagne, Caglar Soyuncu, Wilfred Ndidi, James Justin, Nampalys Mendy, Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Dennis Praet, Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy

 

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