When the Citizens visit relegation-threatened Leicester in Gameweek 31 on Saturday afternoon at the Etihad Stadium, they will be hoping to continue their impressive Premier League performance.
The team of Pep Guardiola easily defeated Southampton last weekend, winning 1-4 at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Following a three-week absence, Erling Haaland was reinstated to the starting lineup. The celebrity from Norway wore a brace to announce his comeback.
As a result of Arsenal’s gaffe in the match against Liverpool last Sunday, Guardiola and his team have now won five straight league games, closing the gap at the top of the standings to six points.
The Citizens control the entire outcome of the domestic championship because they have a game still to play and the match against Arsenal on Matchday No. 33 as well.
With Leicester, a team that is currently in real danger of being demoted to second tier football, the situation is very different.
Seven days prior, the Foxes lost to Bournemouth 0-1 and looked awful. In the 90 minutes of play at their King Power Stadium, they did not produce anything to pose a danger to the Cherries.
The only good news for the Foxes going into this match is that Dean Smith was just named as their new manager on Monday afternoon.
Manchester City vs Leicester – Betting Analysis
When these two clubs last played at Etihad Stadium, Manchester City defeated Leicester with six goals in a nine-game thriller.
In the first half of the season, the Citizens traveled to King Power Stadium and won by a score of 1-0.
In just one of their previous five meetings, the two teams had scored goals from both ends.
We cannot anticipate anything less than a convincing win for the hosts in this match due to the vast difference in quality between the two teams.
In their previous nine games in all competitions, Leicester had lost eight and drawn one, whereas Man City came into this game with five straight Premier League wins.
What are the best odds for this match?
Regarding the latest bookmaker odds in the win-draw-win market, a victory for Manchester City can be had for 1.17, backing a drawn result is 9.1 and taking a punt on the winning team to be Leicester City can be had at 17. They’re the best of the bets available at this very moment.
Manchester City vs Leicester – Head-to-Head
Our Prediction: Home to Win