Man City vs Leicester Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 15/04/2023

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Man City - Leicester

England Premier League - Etihad Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

FW Predictions for Man City vs Leicester

Here are our Premier League predictions for Saturday's late kick-off from the Etihad Stadium as Man City take on struggling Leicester. Dean Smith couldn't have asked for a tougher start to life as the new Foxes manager but the former Aston Villa boss will be hoping to spring a few surprises that help his side pick up a positive result. Guardiola's side simply have to keep on winning and hope that Arsenal slip-up between now and the end of the season if they are going to secure yet another Premier League title.

Man City to Win-to-Nil

Our first Man City vs Leicester prediction is for a home win and a clean sheet. Man City have won five of their last seven encounters with Leicester, running out 1-0 winners when the pair locked horns at the King Power Stadium in October. Of those five victories, Man city have kept and impressive four clean sheets and we're backing Guardiola's men to keep things tight at the back once again this weekend.

Erling Haaland to Score First

Our second Man City vs Leicester prediction is for Erling Haaland to score the first goal of the game. Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm in his debut season at Man City. The Norwegian striker moved on to 30 league goals for the season when he scored against Southampton last time out. Leicester have been in dire form of late and even though they have a new manager at the helm, we're confident that things will go Man City's way this weekend and that Haaland will open the scoring.

Man City vs Leicester Odds

Head to Head

29/10/22

England Premier League EPL

Leicester

Leicester

Man City

Man City

0

1

26/12/21

England Premier League EPL

Man City

Man City

Leicester

Leicester

6

3

11/09/21

England Premier League EPL

Leicester

Leicester

Man City

Man City

0

1

07/08/21

England Community Shield England

Leicester

Leicester

Man City

Man City

1

0

03/04/21

England Premier League EPL

Leicester

Leicester

Man City

Man City

0

2

Last Five - Man City

24/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

Man City

Man City

0

1

W

20/02/24

England Premier League EPL

Brentford

Brentford

Man City

Man City

0

1

W

20/02/24

England Championship CHA

Man Utd

Man Utd

Man City

Man City

1

0

L

20/02/24

Others Others

Arsenal

Arsenal

Man City

Man City

0

0

D

19/02/24

Others Others

Chelsea

Chelsea

Man City

Man City

0

2

W

Last Five - Leicester

23/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Leicester

Leicester

3

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Leicester

Leicester

2

1

L

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Leicester

Leicester

0

2

W

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Leicester

Leicester

1

2

W

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Leicester

Leicester

0

5

W

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Man City vs Leicester.

Man City odds: 1/6 (1.17) – 85.7%

Draw odds: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.8%

Leicester odds: 18/1 (19.00) – 5.3%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As you would expect, Man City head into this game as the expected winners with a probability of 85.7%, and we can't really argue with that. If you want more of our football betting tips for this weekend's big game at the top and the bottom of the table then why not take a look at the Under/Over 2.5 Goals market? You can back Over 2.5 Goals to be scored in this game at 7/19 (1.37) and that has a probability of 73.1%, while a bet on Under 2.5 Goals is priced at 12/5 (3.40) but that only has a probability of 29.4%.

Man City vs Leicester Lineups

Man City

Man City were in top form last time out as they put struggling Southampton to the sword at St Mary's. Haaland scored a brace and both Grealish and Alvarez chipped in with a goal each as Guardiola's side ran out 4-1 winners. Phil Foden is the only injury concern for the home side this weekend as the England man continues his recovery from surgery.

Predicted Lineup – Ederson (GK), Aké, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Gündoğan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Rodri, Mahrez & Haaland

Leicester

The Foces hit a new low last weekend when they lost 1-0 in their own backyard to fellow strugglers Bournemouth. Biling scored the only goal of the game after a mistake from Maddison in the 40th minute. Justin, Tielemans, Barnes, Bertrand and Vestergaard are all injury concerns for the visitors but Dean Smith will welcome the return of Dewsbury-Hall following a brief suspension.

Predicted Lineup – Iversen (GK), Pereira, Amartey, Castagne, Faes, Kristiansen, Ndidi, Maddison, Soumaré, Barnes & Vardy

Starting Lineups

Man City

Man City
5-4-1
31
Ederson
br
2
Kyle Walker
gb
5
John Stones
gb
3
Ruben Dias
pt
16
Rodri
es
14
Aymeric Laporte
es
26
Riyad Mahrez
dz
17
Kevin De Bruyne
be
20
Bernardo Silva
pt
10
Jack Grealish
gb
9
Erling Haaland
no
Substitutes
19
Julian Alvarez
ar
21
Sergio Gomez
es
4
Kalvin Phillips
gb
82
Rico Lewis
gb
80
Cole Palmer
gb
25
Manuel Akanji
ch
18
Stefan Ortega
de
6
Nathan Ake
nl
8
Ilkay Gundogan
de

Leicester

Leicester
3-5-2
31
Daniel Iversen
dk
3
Wout Faes
be
4
Caglar Soyuncu
tr
15
Harry Souttar
au
16
Victor Kristiansen
dk
22
Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
gb
25
Wilfred Ndidi
ng
8
Youri Tielemans
be
27
Timothy Castagne
be
9
Jamie Vardy
gb
10
James Maddison
gb
Substitutes
40
Wanya Marcal
pt
18
Daniel Amartey
gh
33
Luke Thomas
gb
14
Kelechi Iheanacho
ng
37
Tete
br
1
Danny Ward
gb
24
Nampalys Mendy
sn
20
Patson Daka
zm
26
Dennis Praet
be

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Erling Haaland

Not many strikers finish any league season scoring more goals than games played in but Man City's Erling Haaland might well achieve that feet.

The 22-year-old has scored 30-goals in the Premier League this season but has only featured in 27 games. The Norwegian forward is back in top form following a slight lull in February, netting 13-goals in his last 8-matches in all competitions, including 5 goals against RB Leipzig.

We're expecting another big game for Haaland when he goes up against a fragile Leicester defence this weekend where the striker will likely add to his goals tally for the season.

Premier League Standings

Premier League
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Liverpool

Liverpool

26 18 6 2 38 60
2 Man City

Man City

26 18 5 3 33 59
3 Arsenal

Arsenal

26 18 4 4 39 58
4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa

26 16 4 6 21 52
5 Tottenham

Tottenham

25 14 5 6 14 47
6 Man Utd

Man Utd

26 14 2 10 0 44
7 Brighton

Brighton

26 10 9 7 8 39
8 Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton

26 11 5 10 0 38
9 Newcastle

Newcastle

26 11 4 11 9 37
10 West Ham

West Ham

25 10 6 9 -8 36
11 Chelsea

Chelsea

25 10 5 10 1 35
12 Fulham

Fulham

26 9 5 12 -6 32
13 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

26 7 7 12 -13 28
14 Bournemouth

Bournemouth

25 7 7 11 -14 28
15 Brentford

Brentford

25 7 4 14 -9 25
16 Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

26 6 6 14 -14 24
17 Everton

Everton

26 8 7 11 -6 21
18 Luton

Luton

25 5 5 15 -16 20
19 Burnley

Burnley

26 3 4 19 -33 13
20 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

26 3 4 19 -44 13

Man City vs Leicester – FAQ

man city vs leicester

  • Who is the favourite to win? – Man City are the overwhelming favourite to win on Saturday.
  • What was the score when these two teams last met? – Leicester 0-1 Man City.
  • What time is kick-off? – 17:30 GMT, 18:30 CET.
  • Who is Manchester City's top scorer? Erling Haaland is leading City's scoring charts with 30 goals and 5 assists to his name in the Premier League. The Norwegian has hit the back of the net 45 times across all competitions in the 2022/23 campaign.
  • Who is Leicester City's top scorer? Harvey Barnes is leading the Foxes scoring charts in the current Premier League campaign. With his efforts from midfield, the 25-year-old has contributed 10 goals and an assist to Leicester's cause.
  • What was Manchester City's last result? Pep Guardiola's charges extended their unbeaten streak to 13 matches with a 3-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League. City has won 11 of these encounters, nine of them in succession.
  • Who is Leicester City's manager? Dean Smith has replaced Brendan Rodgers at the King Power Stadium.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.