Table-toppers Leicester City will have their 100% record severely tested on Sunday when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad. Here are our Man City vs Leicester free tips and predictions!
Man City vs Leicester top free betting tips
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At Least One 100% Record will End on Sunday
Man City got their Premier League season off to a flying start with a 3-1 away win at Wolves. The trip to Molyneux was expected to be very difficult for Guardiola's men, but goals from De Bruyne and Foden put the visitors 2-0 up at the break. Wolves made changes late in the second half and pulled a goal back immediately through Mexican striker Raul Jimenez. However, Man City responded well and restored their two-goal advantage deep into stoppage time through Gabriel Jesus.
Leicester looked to build on their 3-0 demolition of West Brom at home to Burnley on Sunday and did just that. Chris Wood scored the game's first goal to put Burnley in front, but the teams went in level at the break thanks to a 20th-minute equaliser from Harvey Barnes. Luck was on Leicester's side when early in the second half, Pieters put through his own net to hand the Foxes the lead. Defender Justin then extended Leicester's lead just after the hour mark before Burnley pulled a goal back to make it 3-2. The hosts made sure of the 3pts 11-minutes from time when Belgium international Praet only his second league goal to make the final scoreline 4-2.
Top of the table Leicester ahead on goal difference
Leicester sit top of the table heading into this weekend's clash with Man City, thanks to their +5 goal difference, but there are still six other teams with 100% records. At least one of these two clubs will lose their 100% record on Sunday, and we're expecting an entertaining and competitive 90-minutes between two clubs that are full of confidence.
History suggests that City will win the game as they have claimed five wins from their last six matches against Leicester in all competitions. The hosts claimed wins in 15 of their 19 league games last season and secured the domestic double over the Foxes. It's difficult to see Leicester winning at the Eithad as they have only managed to win one of their last seven away games against Man City.
However, with three of the last five Premier League encounters between these two sides seeing goals go in at both ends of the pitch, Leicester are in with a good chance of scoring and making a game of it at the Etihad. The Foxes have scored 7-goals in their opening two matches and look at their best when attacking, which isn't a surprise when you have last season's top scorer in your ranks. Jamie Vardy netted 23-goals in the Premier League to claim the Golden Boot award and doesn't look like slowing down this season, despite being 33-years old.
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 through injury, and a thigh injury means Bernado Silva won't play either. Defenders Aymeric Laporte and Eric Garcia will both face late fitness tests and could return for the hosts.
Ricardo Pereira will once again miss out for the Foxes due to a knee injury that looks set to keep the defender out until late November. Jonny Evans is rated as highly doubtful to feature at the Etihad due to an issue with his thigh, while Filip Benkovic won't face City as he is sidelined with a groin problem.
Three Betting Tips & Predictions for Man City vs Leicester
Our betting tips for Sunday's clash between Man City and Leicester are accompanied by the best price currently on the markets. All of our tips and predictions have been constructed so that you get the best betting odds available alongside sturdy tips that have been researched by our tipster.
- Man City to Win & Both Teams to Score @ 6/5
- Man City to Win & Over 2.5 goals @ 8/13
- Raheem Sterling to Score Anytime @ 19/20
Man City to Win & Both Teams to Score
City claimed wins in 15 of their 19 home games in the Premier League last season, which includes the 3-1 win over Leicester. Both teams scored in 42% of Man City's home matches during the 2019/20 campaign, and City only failed to score in 5% of their home games. 58% of Leicester's away trips last season ended up with both teams scoring, and the Foxes actually scored in more games on the road than at home. You won't currently find any better betting odds for a home win and both teams to score than @ 6/5.
Man City to Win & Over 2.5 Goals
Three of the last five league meetings between these two teams have produced over 2.5 goals. Man City have claimed 3-1 and 5-1 wins in two of their last three home games against the Foxes. Last season Man City scored an average of 3.00 goals per home game, and 84% of their 19 home matches saw over 2.5 goals scored. Leicester's away games last season averaged 2.95 total goals per game, and 58% of their away trips produced over 2.5 goals. The best odds an a Man City win with over 2.5 goals being scored are @ 8/13, as things stand.
Raheem Sterling to Score Anytime
Raheem Sterling is an integral part of Pep Guardiola's attack at Manchester City, both in terms of scoring goals and creating them. The England international failed to score in City's opening game against Wolves but has netted double figures in each of his last three Premier League campaigns. Last season Sterling had his best goals return in the Premier League, netting 20 times in 33 appearances. Raheem scored his last goal against Leicester in 2018, and the game ended in a 5-1 win for hosts Man City. The best price you can get on Sterling scoring against Leicester is @ 19/20.