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Manchester City
Manchester City
VS
Leicester City
Leicester City
England
England
Premier League
26.12.2021
16:00
Ended
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MATCH ABOUT TO START
Etihad Stadium
Manchester

Manchester City - Leicester City FC prediction 26.12.2021 Premier League

Matchday 19 in the Premier League features the clash between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium. The referee for this fixture (Dec 26, 2021 at 4:00 PM) will be Chris Kavanagh. In our preview of Manchester City vs. Leicester City, you will receive all the important details and facts about this Premier League fixture. We will begin with an analysis of the current form of the two teams.

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Manchester City emerged the winner in 5 of their last 5 league games (5 wins, 0 draws, 0 defeats. In 9 games on home turf in the current Premier League season 2021/2022, Manchester City have won 7 times, with 1 match ending in a draw, and 1 game ending in defeat (Goal difference 25:3).

In their last 5 Premier League fixtures, Leicester City have won 2 games (2 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats). In all previous Premier League matches away from home, Leicester City have a negative record: 2 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats - Goal difference 12:15.

A head-to-head comparison of the two teams in their last five Premier League clashes shows that Manchester City managed to get 3 wins, while in 2 matches, Leicester City snatched the three points. In 0 encounters between the two teams, the points were shared. If we solely focus on the home record of Manchester City against Leicester, the stats are as follows: 4 wins Manchester City, 0 draws and 1 win for Leicester City.

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The all-conquering Manchester City will be looking to extend their winning streak and exert more pressure on the chasing pack when they host Leicester at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day.

The defending champions have now won eight league games on the trot to take charge of the title race and are now regarded as the prohibitive favorites to retain their title by most bookmakers.

We will turn the spotlight on Frapapa and Betway app for our betting tips in this preview.

MANCHESTER CITY

City took a 3 point lead over Liverpool at the top of the pile going into Christmas after an impressive 8 game winning streak that was underlined by two dominant performances at the tail end of that run – a 7-0 thrashing of Leeds United followed a 4-0 whopping at the Etihad of Newcastle, when they seemed to actually take their feet off the pedal a bit.

Granted, Leicester is a little bit better than both of those two clubs, but Cityzens have just been on a different stratosphere and it is difficult to see how the Foxes can avoid the hangman’s noose here.

Pep Guardiola expressed his frustrations with a rather lacklustre 2nd half against Newcastle in that last league game. With the chasing pack still within touching distance, we can expect a much more engaged and robust performance from his charges here.

LEICESTER CITY

Leicester have been out of action in the Premier League for the last couple of weeks after a COVID outbreak in their rank and file occasioned the postponement of their games against Tottenham and Everton. Technically, it means both of these teams are coming into this match after beating Newcastle by an identical score of 4-0 in their previous league games.

That however is as far as the comparison with City goes. The Foxes have been far from their best this season and they find themselves getting sucked into mid-table mediocrity.

Brendan Rodgers has the unenviable task of trying to slow down the Man City war tank that seems to be crushing everyone and everything in their path right now. It’s a tall order but certainly not beyond the realm of possibility.

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

MAN CITY

  • Ederson
  • Stones
  • Dias
  • Laporte
  • Zinchenko
  • Rodri
  • Grealish
  • Mahrez
  • Sterling
  • De Bruyne
  • Foden
  • COACH: Pep Guardiola
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Mendy (Suspended), Delap (Ankle), Walker (Knock)

LEICESTER

  • Schmeichel
  • Castagne
  • Evans
  • Soyuncu
  • Thomas
  • Tielemans
  • Ndidi
  • Maddison
  • Dewsbury-Hall
  • Barnes
  • Daka
  • COACH: Brendan Rodgers
  • MISSING PLAYERS: Amartey (Illness), Benkovic (Illness), Daley-Campbell (Illness), Fofana (Leg), Iheanacho (Illness), Justin (Knee), Lookman (Illness), Perez (Illness), Vestergaard (Illness)

MAN CITY VS LEICESTER PREDICTIONS

Although City have been destroying their opponents particularly in the recent matches, Leicester will provide a much sterner test for them. City won 1-0 through a Bernardo Silva goal when they met back in September. We expect Leicester to keep things tight to start the game but City will eventually get the breakthrough and possibly pump in a couple more goals along the way. As such we feel the 2nd half of this game is where the bulk of the scoring will come. Frapapa have this option priced @ 1.96 and we are rolling with it as our opening Premier League prediction.



City have won each of their last three straight duels but with relatively modest scorelines. There is always a temptation to pick City to overrun things but the reality is they aren’t gonna win every game by the crazy 4-0 margins. Sometimes they will need to just get the job done and move onto the next. This we feel could be one of those games and we are backing them to win and under 4.5 goals scored @ 1.61 at Betway Welcome Bonus for our last call.

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Performance

Manchester City
Manchester City
Last games

Manchester City performance of the last 7 home matches

Victories
71%
Over 2.5
71%
Leicester City
Leicester City
Last games

Leicester City performance of the last 3 away matches

Victories
33%
Over 2.5
33%

Current Standing

POS TEAM PTS MP W D L GF GA GD
1
1
Manchester City
Manchester City
93 38 29 6 3 99 26 73
2
2
Liverpool FC
Liverpool FC
92 38 28 8 2 94 26 68
3
3
Chelsea FC
Chelsea FC
74 38 21 11 6 76 33 43
4
4
Tottenham
Tottenham Hotspur
71 38 22 5 11 69 40 29
5
5
Arsenal FC
Arsenal FC
69 38 22 3 13 61 48 13
6
6
Manchester United
Manchester United
58 38 16 10 12 57 57 0
7
7
West Ham United
West Ham United FC
56 38 16 8 14 60 51 9
9
8
Leicester City
Leicester City FC
52 38 14 10 14 62 59 3
10
9
Brighton & Hove Albion
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
51 38 12 15 11 42 44 -2
8
10
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
51 38 15 6 17 38 43 -5
12
11
Newcastle United
Newcastle United FC
49 38 13 10 15 44 62 -18
13
12
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace FC
48 38 11 15 12 50 46 4
11
13
Brentford FC
Brentford FC
46 38 13 7 18 48 56 -8
14
14
Aston Villa
Aston Villa FC
45 38 13 6 19 52 54 -2
15
15
Southampton FC
Southampton FC
40 38 9 13 16 43 67 -24
16
16
Everton FC
Everton FC
39 38 11 6 21 43 66 -23
17
17
Leeds United
Leeds United FC
38 38 9 11 18 42 79 -37
18
18
Burnley FC
Burnley FC
35 38 7 14 17 34 53 -19
19
19
Watford FC
Watford FC
23 38 6 5 27 34 77 -43
20
20
Norwich City
Norwich City FC
22 38 5 7 26 23 84 -61
Legend
  • Champions League
  • Europa League
  • Europa Conference League Quali.
  • Relegation