Manchester City and Leicester will meet in the 3rd round of the Premier League in a match played at Etihad Stadium. The home team opened a great season, showed strength, and is one of the biggest favorites for the title. The visitors come in a great mood, as they tied two victories in a row. This is going to be an exciting match.
September 27th, 2020 – 17:30
Manchester City vs Leicester City Betting Tips & Predictions
Reason for Manchester City vs Leicester City Predictions
City showed they mean business regarding regaining the title from Liverpool when belatedly kicking off their campaign with a 3-1 win at Wolves. From the beginning, the desire of the players was huge, and they deservedly booked three points. Kevin De Bruyne’s penalty and a Phil Foden effort put the Citizens 2-0 up in a dominant first period, and a deflected Gabriel Jesus shot later killed off Wanderers’ brave fightback. De Bruyne showed why he had been nominated for the UEFA Player of the Year award with yet another stellar performance, and the City again looks awesome going forward this term. He is a dedicated team leader, all praise for him. Raheem Sterling is the engine of this team, he goes through the opponent’s defense like a fast train, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance. Argentine striker Sergio Aguero will miss this weekend’s game with a knee injury and isn’t expected back in the City fold until the end of October. Playmaker Iikay Gundogan has also been ruled out of City’s clash with Leicester City through injury, and a thigh injury means Bernado Silva won’t play either.
Leicester City looked like challenging Man City for second place for much of last season, before eventually fading away to finish fifth. Brendan Rodgers has clearly done an excellent job of picking his players back up, judged on a 3-0 triumph at West Brom, and a 4-2 home win over Burnley. Great form for the Foxes. Rodgers believes a trio of Belgian imports have helped the Foxes develop a “winning mentality,” with recruit Timothy Castagne joining compatriots Dennis Praet and Youri Tielemans. He is a great reinforcement, and he was phenomenal in Atalanta as well. Harvey Barnes plays excellently, and he is fast in a one-on-one game. Brendan Rodgers has confidence in this guy. Ayoze Perez showed why he was paid dearly, he plays better offensively, which he showed with the right moves and excellent control of the ball. Last season he scored eight goals.
One thing is for sure, Leicester City will have a difficult task to score against a Manchester City side who seem to set to control most aspects of this game. The host is the favorite in this match, and the realistic prediction for this match is over 2.5 goals. Manchester City scores at least two goals at home and this match will be a real treat for football fans.