Leicester vs Man City prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

The managers will go toe-to-toe once again

Manchester City will look to continue their winning streak in the Premier League when they play Leicester City on Saturday.

The defending champions bounced back after losing their opener 1-0 to Tottenham with 5-0 victories over Norwich City and Arsenal. However, despite the comeback they are currently sat in seventh in the table.

A win over Leicester would see them climb into the top four and closer to their title defence.

Pep Guardiola’s £100m man Jack Grealish, as well as Raheem Sterling, return from England duty to reinforce the forwards and their strength in depth means they will weather the storm that the FIFA block has put on the team.

Here is all you need to know about the Premier League match.

When is the match?

The match kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 11 September.

Where can I watch?

The game is not available to watch live in the UK but highlights will be shown on Match of the Day on BBC One on Saturday evening at 10.40pm.

Team news

For Leicester, Jannik Vestergaard is back in first team training after a minor injury but is not thought fit enough to play on Saturday. Jonny Evans is another star back in training but not ready to return to the starting line-up after his injury.

Ryan Bertrand is set to start on the bench.

For Man City, Gabriel Jesus and Ederson won’t be able to play as Brazilian football authorities triggered a FIFA rule which blocks them from competing. This follows the Covid issues that surrounded World Cup qualifiers in the country.

With Ederson out, Guardiola would look to use Zack Steffen but the keeper is unavailable after testing positive for Covid.

Phil Foden could make his return after sustaining a foot injury at Euro 2020 and Kevin De Bruyne could start following an ankle problem.

Predicted line-ups

Leicester: Schmeichel; Pereira, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Barnes, Maddison; Vardy.

City: Carson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Torres, Grealish.

Odds

Leicester – 9/2

Draw – 3/1

City – 4/7

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Prediction

Despite City having many stars unavailable for the clash, their strength in depth will keep them in the mix. Leicester will have the slight edge, being at home, but the match will be quite evenly set. Don’t expect a high scoring game but this one is set to be thrilling. Leicester 1-1 City.

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