The 2017/18 Premier League champions-elect come face-to-face with the title holders of two years ago in our free Man City vs Leicester City preview today. The home club have been relentless in their pursuit of the Premiership crown this season and they look certain to lift the trophy in May. The Foxes are looking to cement a top-seven finish this term, though they face stiff competition from Burnley in particular.
Having lost just one Premier League match this season, the home team analysed for today’s Man City vs Leicester City betting tips are on course to break the record for most points collected in a single top-flight league season. Aided by a hefty outlay on transfers, Pep Guardiola has moulded this side into a frightening winning machine. At the Etihad Man City have been almost flawless, winning eleven and drawing one of their twelve league contests there.
Leicester City look in good shape themselves having gone unbeaten for six matches, though three of those games were against lower league opposition in the FA Cup. At the time of writing, Guardiola is trying to sign the Foxes star winger Riyad Mahrez and it remains to be seen if he can land the Algerians signature before the transfer deadline. If he does move to Manchester, there is every chance he could play against his former club. Make sure to take a look at our English football tips for today in the next section.
Even with the loss of left winger Leroy Sane to injury, the Citizens have a devastating array of attacking talent still at their disposal. The Sky Blues have won eleven of their twelve Premiership games at the own stadium in 2017/18, but most frightening of all are their goal scoring statistics there.
Guardiola’s rapier-like attack has plundered forty-two goals in their twelve home matches to date, averaging 2.5 goals per contest. Their massive goal scoring power gave us plenty of ammunition to back the first of today’s Man City vs Leicester City bets. The star quality in their ranks ensures they always have a great chance of winning both halves of any football match.
The Citizens have won both halves in 100% of their last four Premier League outings in Manchester and having disposed of the Foxes already this season in a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium in November, they will be confident of doing the same this time around. Incidentally, City won both halves in that 2-0 win last year. Winner’s odds on today’s Premier League football once again emerged top of the pile when compared to other bookmakers.
As wonderful as the Citizens are in attacking areas, there is still a certain defensive fragility about them. That slight chink in their armour was the main driving force behind the second of today’s Man City vs Leicester City predictions. When we take a look at the scores from their recent fixtures, a clear pattern emerges.
Despite their fine overall form, the Sky Blues have kept just one clean sheet in their last seven fixtures. That one blank was secured against the Championship’s Cardiff City in the FA Cup last week. In the Premier League alone, goalkeeper Ederson has now gone three appearances without keeping the opposition out.
In addition, the Foxes have shown an aptitude for exploiting their host’s weaknesses in defence in recent seasons. In four of the last five clashes between our featured clubs, both teams got on the scoresheet. Led by Jamie Vardy, the Leicester attack has scored on each of their last two visits to the Etihad. Claude Puel’s men have failed to score just twice in their last ten matches overall. Betway's fantastic odds make them our recommended bookmaker once again. You won’t find more lucrative odds anywhere.