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Manchester City vs Leicester City - Premier League preview and odds


Published on: 12/05/2017

Manchester City vs Leicester City - Premier League preview and odds

May 13, 2017 12:30pm - Etihad Stadium

Premier League

Manchester City will look to defend their top-four berth when they take on a resurgent Leicester City side at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday lunchtime.

Top four destiny still in City`s hands

With Arsenal breathing down their necks and a Champions League place at stake, Manchester City know that they could any slip-ups over the next three games could cost them dear.

Pep Guardiola`s men are unbeaten in their last five matches and come into this game on the back of a 5-0 thrashing of under-threat Crystal Palace. On home soil, they have lost just one of their last 20 and that came against champions in waiting Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Leicester City are looking to finish the season on a high after the lacklustre defence of their Premier League crown. However, they can at least breathe a sigh a relief after securing enough points to avoid the humiliation of relegation.

Since sacking title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri, the Foxes have hauled themselves back into the top 10, the benchmark that Ranieri himself set before the season began.

Team news

Manchester City:

Injured - Claudio Bravo (calf strain), Ilkay Gundogan (knee).

Doubtful - Sergio Aguero (groin), John Stones (muscular).

Leicester City:

Injured - Nampalys Mendy (ankle), Molla Wague (dislocated shoulder).

Doubtful - Wes Morgan (hamstring strain).

Recent form (League)

Manchester City: WDDWW

Leicester City: WWLDL

Betting odds and tips

Just over two-thirds of all City`s matches have produced more than 2.5 goals this term. The Sky Blues have been strong on home soil with their only defeat coming against Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Leicester City have not travelled well this term, having secured just two wins on the travels. However, the visitors will be keen to snatch eighth place from out-of-form West Brom and can play without any pressure in this match.

The hosts can still be expected to come out on top but Craig Shakespeare`s men could well find the net at some point.

You can back the Manchester City/Both Teams to Score at 7/5 with Bet365.

By Neil Morris

Published on: 12/05/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (12/05/2017 11:39:43) but are subject to change.