Insight and Analysis: Manchester City vs Leicester Premier League 2021 Match Prediction and Preview
Manchester City vs Leicester Premier League 2021 Match Prediction, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Preview and Where to Watch.
Since the completion of the international break in October, Manchester City has been near-invincible.
Winning their UEFA Champions League group and 10 Premier League (PL) games in a row.
Despite the fact that seven of the victories were by multiple goals,
The incumbent champs still have a three-point lead at the top.
Man City’s recent four-game winning streak in the Premier League at home only adds to their status as favorites.
And it increases their prospects of winning on Boxing Day for the second year in a row.
Notably, City has scored exactly twice in each of their last three home league matches after Christmas Day, and has won all three.
Leicester City’s confidence in springing a surprise may be bolstered by memories of a 5-2 win here last season.
Those who did not participate in Wednesday’s EFL Cup match at Anfield will also have fresher legs.
Following the postponement of the trip to Everton last weekend.
This might help Leicester get their first Premier League away win of the season against a team that isn’t a ‘newly-promoted’ team.
Since their promotion to the Premier League in 2014, Leicester has a terrible Boxing Day record (W1, D1, L5).
Although there are some extenuating circumstances, Leicester’s past three Boxing Day games were all against eventual top-two teams.
However, their lone victory on this day after promotion came against Man City in 2018 — albeit at home.Real Madrid Players Confident Rudiger Will Join The Club From Chelsea Next Summer
Players to keep an eye on
In Man City’s previous home encounter, Kevin De Bruyne scored two goals each side of halftime (W 7-0 v Leeds).
Three of his previous four goals have come after an hour has passed.
Meanwhile, Leicester’s James Maddison scored the game-winning goal in their latest Premier League victory.
In addition, he scored the game-winning goal in their most recent away league draw.
Eight of Leicester’s previous ten Premier League away games, whether won or lost, have ended in a 2-1 result.
Pep Guardiola withdrew Jack Grealish and Phil Foden last time out due to a lack of discipline.
And it will not be a surprise if both of them are hold on the naughty step in this situation.
Kyle Walker out of City’s last three games following his red card against RB Leipzig, with Guardiola citing a lack of fitness as the reason.
Ferran Torres is still out with an injury and will be heading to Barcelona in any case.
To make room for Ilkay Gundogan in midfield, Bernardo Silva will be utilize as a false nine against Leicester.
As a result, Gabriel Jesus and Riyad Mahrez would be vying for a starting spot on the right wing, with the latter eager to face his former club.
In Wednesday’s penalty shootout loss to Liverpool, Jamie Vardy, Ricardo Pereira, and Caglar Soyuncu all suffered muscular injuries.
Jannik Vestergaard and Kelechi Iheanacho made their comeback from COVID-19 to play in Liverpool’s defeat.
Ayoze Perez and Ademola Lookman are on the team list.
Brendan Rodgers will be hoping against hope that Jonny Evans, a former Manchester United defender, will be available.
Despite the fact that he has been hampered by ailments for the majority of the season.
Harvey Barnes and Timothy Castagne were left out of the matchday squad in midweek, casting doubt on their availability for the match against Manchester City.
Factors to Consider
Man City has won eight of their last ten games (Premier League).
Man City has preserved a clean sheet in eight of them in their last ten home games.(Premier League).
City has won both halftime and full time in seven of their last eight encounters(Premier League).
In six of Man City’s last seven games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Man City has scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight games.(Premier League).
Over 2.5 goals have been scored in five of Man City’s past six home encounters versus Leicester in all competitions.
Under 2.5 goals have been scored in each of Man City’s last three encounters against Leicester in all competitions.
Manchester City got a rare week off leading up to this match, which can only be terrible for a weakened Leicester side.
City has won eight of their last ten league games.
Leicester looked to be on track for a wonderful outcome against Liverpool on Wednesday night, only to blow a 3-1 lead and lose on penalties.
Leicester has had a difficult first half of the season, and things are only going to get worse here.
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