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Manchester City are expected to prove their superiority when they travel to play Leicester in this top-of-the-table clash, but Brendan Rodger’s men will be battle ready.

Premier League 2019/2020
Date: Saturday 22nd, February
Kick-off: 18:30pm
Venue: King Power stadium
TV Channel: Sky Sports

Leicester City have found the going really tough in recent weeks, winning just one of their last five league games, and slipping to third and four points behind their opponents on Saturday.

Having managed a second successive draw when they fired blanks with Wolves last Friday, Rodgers will demand his side up their game when they take on the Citizens this weekend, with the 3-1 loss in the reverse fixture last December still fresh in memory.

The Foxes have had their own issues, with influential midfielder Wilfred Ndidi set to miss out yet due to a niggling knee injury which has plagued him recently. His loss is undoubtedly a big one, and throw in the fact that his deputy Hamza Choudhury is also suspended while Jamie Vardy continue to misfire and one reckon the hosts have a huge task on their hands.

Manchester City responded to their off-field troubles with a composed 2-0 win at home to West Ham in their rearranged game on Wednesday, with Rodri and Kevin De Bruyne netting the goals.

The victory was a much needed one, as they bid to cement their runner-up spot in the division and another one here will open up a seven-point cushion over their opposition.

Only once in the last four campaigns have Pep Guardiola’s side managed a league double over their rivals (2017/18 season), with Leicester running out 2-1 victors the last time they met at the this ground.

Team news

Leicester City

As mentioned, Ndidi is injured and misses out. Choudhury is suspended for his red card versus Wolves.

Nampalys Mendy, Matty James and Daniel Amartey are all sidelined.

Manchester City

David Silva is unavailable following his knock against West Ham, as is also Raheem Sterling who is also ruled out with injury.

Leroy Sané could return to action after his lengthy layoff. Oleksandr Zinchenko has served his ban and is back for selection.

Head to Head

There have been 119 meetings between the two sides in their competitive history, with Manchester City winning 58 to Leicester’s 30. 31 games have been drawn.

Match stats

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Leicester City’s last four home games in the Premier League.

Manchester City are unbeaten in seven of their last eight matches with Leicester City in all competitions.

Team form

Leicester are unbeaten in their last three league games, but have drawn their last two. Leicester’s last five league games (LLWDD)

Manchester City bounced back from a two-game losing run in all competitions with a disciplined victory over West Ham last time out. Manchester City’s last five league games (WDWLW)

Suggested bets

With Leicester looking to get back to winning ways having dropped one too many points recently, they could give the Citizens a scare here, and thus brings us the chance to make value from the game’s betting angle, bearing in mind that the visitors are favourites. Both teams to score is 8/15, and this would have paid out in five of the last six meetings between the two teams.

Vardy opening the scoring in the first of this fixture this season, but we’d be cautious enough to have him score anytime here at odds of 13/8.

You can view all other betting markets for this game here

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