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Leicester City vs Manchester City Preview – Prediction, how to watch & potential line-ups

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Manchester City will return to action on Saturday when they travel to the East Midlands to face Leicester City in the Premier League. 

Brendan Rodgers’ side are starting to rediscover their form after enduring a disastrous start to the 2022-23 season.

They built on their 2-0 home victory over Leeds United by comprehensively beating Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend. 

The Foxes were spectacular at the Molineux Stadium as Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy all scored to claim an emphatic 4-0 victory. 

The back-to-back Premier League wins have pushed Leicester to 17th in the table with 11 points to their name. 

Manchester City, on the other hand, failed to seal full points at Borussia Dortmund but still secured top spot in their Champions League group. 

The Citizens squandered a golden opportunity when Riyad Mahrez missed his spot-kick and the game ultimately ended in a draw. 

Match Preview 

Leicester City 

The Foxes made a disastrous start to their Premier League campaign, losing six matches on the trot to put Rodgers on the brink of getting sacked. But the month of October has brought plenty of improvement for the Midlands outfit as they have now climbed out of the relegation zone following three wins from five matches. They have also conceded only two goals in their previous five games while notching an incredible 11 strikes. 

Manchester City 

Pep Guardiola’s side easily prevailed over Leicester in their two league encounters last season. After coming away with a narrow 1-0 victory at the King Power Stadium, City romped to victory in Manchester by an emphatic 6-3 scoreline. Overall, the Citizens have emerged victorious on 64 occasions against the Foxes while they have lost 32 games. 

Team News 

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers will not be able to avail the services of Ryan Bertrand and Ricardo Pereira who remain out for the long-term. But Wilfred Ndidi has returned to training while Jonny Evans is also scheduled to be back soon. 

Meanwhile, City will be missing Kalvin Phillips and Kyle Walker for Saturday’s clash at the King Power. Erling Haaland was taken off at half-time against Dortmund after he picked up a foot injury. However, the Norwegian has reportedly not suffered anything serious and he could start the Leicester game. 

Leicester City vs Manchester City Potential line-ups 

Leicester City: Ward; Castagne, Faes, Amartey, Justin; Soumare; Maddison, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy

Manchester City: Ederson, Ake, Laporte, Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Foden, Haaland, Silva

How to Watch? 

Leicester City vs Manchester City, alongside all other Premier League matches this season, is available to watch online via live soccer streams.

Leicester City vs Manchester City Prediction 

City will not find it easy to pick up full points at Leicester who have found a new defensive solidity and are unbeaten at home this month. It is expected to be a close contest but considering the wealth of talent at Pep Guardiola’s disposal, the visitors should prevail in the end. 

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