Leicester v Man City tips – expect goals at the King Power Stadium

Leicester City fell agonisingly short in their bid to secure Champions League football last season, although the Foxes are firmly on course to land a top-four spot this time around and Brendan Rodgers’ side will approach this clash against Manchester City in a positive frame of mind.

This Saturday teatime clash on 3 April should be an entertaining affair and we should cast our minds back to the reverse clash at the Etihad Stadium which took place on 27 September where Leicester came from behind to secure a 5-2 victory which really cast doubt as to whether their opponents would challenge for the Premier League title.

Are Leicester a Good Bet to Land the Double Over Man City?

If you compare the latest Premier League match betting odds, then you can get bigger than 5/1 about the Foxes winning this clash and it’s a particularly interesting price considering that the encounter takes place hard on the heels of the international break, with players returning from various destinations and there won’t be much training time.

We should also remember that Leicester signed off with a 3-1 FA Cup victory over Manchester United and the Midlands side are in good nick without Harvey Barnes and James Maddison, with Kelechi Iheanacho now partnering Jamie Vardy to good effect and there is plenty to like about the performances of Youri Tielemans and Wilfried Ndidi.

Leicester currently have a seven-point cushion over fifth-placed West Ham and a victory in this match would really push them close to qualifying for the Champions League, while they’ll be aware that their opponents have a Champions League encounter three days after this match when they clash with Borussia Dortmund.

Manchester City Still Chasing the Quadruple Dream

Pep Guardiola cannot have envisaged that his Manchester City team would be fourteen points clear of the chasing pack approaching Easter although they have simply been devastating in 2021 and there’s a strong chance that the Citizens can land a historic quadruple this season.

The bookies have been running for cover as far as the Man City quadruple betting odds are concerned, with the football betting sites taking no chances with the visitors heading to the King Power Stadium considering they have won twenty-five of their previous twenty-six games in all competitions, something which has the dream firmly alive.

In a way, it’s not essential that Manchester City win this clash and the Tuesday game against Dortmund takes on a far greater importance which means we might see star players such as Kevin de Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Ilkay Gundogan are given the evening off or at least left on the bench. The draw could make appeal for this reason and the betting odds are more attractive than the away win.

What Are the Best Bets for Leicester v Man City?

The first thought is that we’ll see a high-scoring encounter considering that there were seven goals scored in the reverse fixture, with the BTTS Yes betting option available at a fairly big price considering you can get nearly evens that Leicester and Manchester City score at least one goal apiece.

The alternative approach could be to bet on Over 2.5 Goals and you can find football betting odds of 3/4 about three or more goals being scored throughout the ninety minutes. Both of these options would be great to have as part of a football accumulator bet, with both sides likely to adopt an attacking approach.

However, there have been issues for opponents scoring against the Citizens this term, with Ruben Dias having helped to transform the defence and they are likely to have Rodri and Joao Cancelo operating as the defensive midfielders which often makes them impregnable, while there is plenty of attacking might.

Therefore, if you’re expecting Man City to win the game, you can either choose between the Citizens winning to nil at 17/10 or alternatively go for the visitors at a bigger 9/4 to win and both teams to find the net. We prefer the latter option considering that Leicester have been full of goals.


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