The Premier League is winding down heading into the break for the 2022 World Cup but that doesn’t mean the intensity is dropping. A struggling Leicester face a massive challenge as they entertain reigning champions and title contenders Manchester City in a 12:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday lunch-time at the King Power Stadium.
This is a done and dusted away win right? Or is that not quite true? Take a look at what we think will be the best Premier League odds on offer ahead of this big game right here.
Leicester Betting Trends
Leicester appeared to really be having a tough time getting away from the relegation zone this season. Brendan Rodgers had seen his team fail to win any of their opening 7 league games of the season but the Foxes have slowly started to find their feet now. It’s now three league games unbeaten for Leicester including back-to-back victories with clean sheets kept in all of those matches. Rodgers will be delighted with that defensive stat given his team had conceded 24 goals in the 9 league games prior to that stint.
The team have also scored 6 goals in the league without reply. James Maddison has been a key player for Leicester this campaign with 10 goals in his last 14 appearances for the club but he’s only bagged 1 of those last 6 league goals. This shows other players are now starting to step up on that front. The club are now up to 17th place in the table and 2 points clear of the drop zone. It’s been 3 home league games without a loss and three home clean sheets in a row. Leicester are looking like the team they used to be once more.
Man City Betting Trends
Manchester City were looking like a team that could dominate on all fronts. Pep Guardiola’s men were flying in the league and had put themselves on the brink of reaching the last 16 in the Champions League as group winners. However, just 1 win from their last 4 matches in all competitions has left the Citizens still in 2nd place in the Premier League, despite Arsenal slipping up, and limping through to the next round in the Champions League after two goalless draws.
Throw into that the fact that Erling Haaland appears to be struggling with injury issues recently showing just how short on depth City are in the striker department. The Norwegian striker may have bagged a brace in their last league game in a 3-1 win at home to Brighton but if he’s crocked then there’s nobody else that immediately springs to mind that can fill the gap. It doesn’t help that City have also only won 3 of their 8 away matches played in all competitions this season. There’s is a risk here that they could equal their longest run of away games without a win under Guardiola of 4 which was set back in 2016. The team could also go four away games without scoring a single goal.
Leicester vs Man City Betting Tips
OK, so the first statistic that leaps off the page is that Manchester City lead the way in the Premier League for most number of goals scored in their league games this season with 47 goals. Who is in 2nd place? Yes, that’s right, it’s Leicester with 45 goals. City have won 9 of the previous 11 league meetings between these two clubs and they have won the last 3 league encounters.
The Manchester club have also won on their last three visits to Leicester in the league keeping a clean sheet on each occasion. I think despite Leicester’s improved form, they still have problems competing with City. I was tempted to back a Leicester double chance but I think I’ll back a City victory with a clean sheet.
Manchester City to Win to Nil @ 2.40 with Betfair
Manchester City -1 @ 1.80 with Betfred
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