4th place Manchester City host 9th place Leicester on Saturday, May 13. They picked up an important win last round home against Crystal Palace (5-0). They are just one point behind 3rd place Liverpool with one match in hand on them. Their main objective is a top 3 finish which offers them the chance to qualify directly in the Champions League group stages. Having an easy schedule till the end of the season, with home matches against Leicester and West Brom and a trip Watford, they should win all three of them and maintain the pressure on Liverpool. The Citizens have lost just one home match this term but they have drawn seven times in the process. They look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches by winning this match. They’ve showed great skills in recent weeks with their defensive being their main weapon. The return of their captain Vincent Kompany is a big plus for Manchester City as they have conceded just three goals in their last four EPL fixtures keeping three clean sheets during the process. After losing 1-0 with Arsenal, Leicester bounced back and won 2 games in a row to secure their EPL position also in the next season. Despite being safe right now, Leicester are struggling on the road losing 12 of their last 18 away games.
Manchester City’s main striker Sergio Aguero got injured and is expected to miss this clash with Raheem Sterling replacing him in the starting XI. Leicester destroyed Watford 3-0 last round to make it back-to-back wins. Leicester have won their last two mutual encounters with James Vardy scoring a hat-trick in the last one. Actually Vardy is on fire scoring seven goals in his last Premier League appearances. They are just two points behind 8th place West Brom with brilliant results since Craig Shakespeare took over. He is expected to be on the bench also next term, but he will discuss his contract with the Premier League club after the season ends. The Foxes have nothing to lose and they are determined to show that last year’s EPL win was not a mistake and they are capable of much more than 9th place. Leicester defender Wes Morgan came back from his injury but he is doubtful for this clash.
This is a must win for The Citizens but we expect Leicester to make it really tough for them. We should see goals from both sides with the home team having the possession and pushing from the start and revenge the last head-to-head results. A home win is priced @1.29 with the green listed bookmaker Bet365. Leicester are priced @13 with BetVictor to win the match.
Best picks for the match:
Manchester City to win and over 2.5 goals in the match @1.62 with Betfair
Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the game @2.0 with Bet365
Leicester to win with +1.5 AH (Asian Handicap) @2.25 with William Hill