Leicester and Manchester City are both competing for the second place in the PL standings. The fierce rivals face each other at King Power Stadium on Saturday evening. Leicester City successfully held Wolverhampton in a goalless draw last weekend. But the Foxes will have much bigger obstacles to overcome against the Citizens.
You may already know that Manchester City head into the game following their Champions League ban. Accordingly, Guardiola’s men could be less confident against the Foxes. But given their striking potential, fans are positive that the Citizens will score in that clash. It has to be noted that Leicester are a real force to be expected to win at home. Also noteworthy, that Leicester’s midfielder Hamza Choudhury is sidelined due to his suspension.
Leicester City have managed a clean sheet in just two of their last 11 league matches. Moreover, they have not achieved a shutout in any of their latest ten competitive H2Hs, but eight of those witnessed both teams net.
Four of Leicester City’s last five games witnessed goals from both teams. All of those four games also witnessed at least three total goals.
Pep Guardiola’s troops, on the other hand, have only drawn one of their 13 Premier League away games this term, (eight wins and four losses) scoring 2.62 goals on the average per-away game. A remarkable 69.23% of those games featured four or more total goals.
Manchester City have been awarded three penalties in their latest five Premier League away games – and missed all of them. On the other hand, the referees handed out 4.6 yellow cards on-average and two red cards as well, both for the Citizens.
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Leicester City: Jamie Vardy has netted two goals in his last four league games against the Citizens, though both games witnessed the Foxes continue to lose by at least two goals.
Manchester City: So far, Sergio Agüero has four goals from City’s last three Premier League away games. He scored five of his eight away goals after the break.
In Leicester City’s last five Premier League home games, 68.75% of the goals have come in the second halves.
Citizens have netted the opener in seven of their last eight competitive H2Hs. On the other hand, there have been four goals after the 80th minute across City’s last five Premier League away games.