Saturday football action – League leaders Manchester City – away to Leicester City – Kick-off – 6:30pm GMT.
Premier League Leaders Man City head to Leicester, as the hosts prepare for their encounter – Saturday – 6:30pm – The King Power Stadium GMT.
Both Leicester and Man City currently share Champion’s League qualification hopes, as they sit third and first in the Premier League, respectively.
Leicester City go into this match with 56 points secured
Leicester’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 1-1 away to Burnley, which followed the loss to Arsenal. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.
Leicester keep finding ways to win, having secured nine victories in their last 17 matches is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. They currently stand third in the League, with 56 points having won 17 fixtures, drawn five meetings, and lost seven games.
Leicester have won six matches, drawn one game, and lost six fixtures of their 13 League matches at home this season.
Leicester City will have 59 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Good Attacking Performance
Leicester have a good scoring record this season, with 53 netted so far (45 from open play and eight penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Jamie Vardy (13), Harvey Barnes (9), and James Maddison (8). Leicester have conceded 32 goals.
Injury and illness have depleted Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Saturday’s match.
A win is the only option for any team, looking to retain first position in the Premier League, as Manchester City go into this fixture on top
Can Man City make it three out of three, having turned over Wolverhampton Wanderers 4-1 and West Ham 2-1 in their last two games?
Can League leaders Man City extend their incredible run of 15 wins? They are the current League leaders with 68 points having won 21 matches, drawn five fixtures, and lost three meetings.
Playing away from home, Man City have won nine matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.
Manchester City will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 71 points and keep their momentum going forward.
Good atacking and defensive team
Man City have conceded 19 goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. This has been a good season so far for Man City, in terms of goals scored (59). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Ilkay Gundogan (11), Raheem Sterling (9), and Riyad Mahrez (7).
The recent form between these two sides has seen Man City with a greater number of wins. In the last 26 meetings, they have enjoyed 13 victories, to Leicester’s seven wins. In addition, Man City have won ten out of 20 fixtures when visiting Leicester. The last time both teams met in this competition was September 2020, when Manchester City walked away as 2-5 winners.
For Leicester, Jamie Vardy contributed with
13 goals in 27 League matches this Premier League Season, while Ilkay Gundogan scored
11 goals and provided one assist in 27 League fixtures this season for Man City.
Other players of note for Leicester are Harvey Barnes and James Maddison with nine goals and eight goals respectively and for Man City are Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez with nine goals and seven goals respectively.