Manchester City are in a position to inch closer to the top spot in the English Premier League as they host Leicester City on Saturday. Staying only six points behind league leaders Arsenal with one game in hand, the Cityzens are in a likely position to overthrow the Gunners despite being some distance behind halfway through the EPL.
Leicester City, meanwhile, will be looking to get out of the relegation zone as they continue to languish in 19th place with only 25 points from 30 games. A win will place them above 17th-placed Everton although they would have played one game more. However, victory at the Etihad Stadium is anything but likely for a side that has failed to impress all season long.
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Manchester City-Leicester City
Manchester City will be looking for their 10th straight win in all competitions when they host Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium for their English Premier League clash on Saturday. As City look to close in on leaders Arsenal, the Foxes are desperate to return next season, having hired manager Dean Smith to save them from relegation.
City are now nearly in a position to dictate terms after a successful week in the Premier League and Champions League, securing back-to-back wins over Southampton and Bayern Munich. They head into Saturday’s match with 10 wins in their last 12 Premier League games and finished in a nine-goal thriller 6-3 when they last met Leicester at home, in December 2021.
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Manchester City are currently second in the standings with 67 points from 29 games while Leicester City have only 25 points from 30 matches. While victory appears unlikely for the Foxes in Manchester, there’s always the possibility they might spring a surprise. In fact, City would be looking for full three points and even a draw will peg them back from catching up with the Gunners.
Leicester’s last six games have produced only one win, putting a lot of pressure on new manager Dean Smith to save them from relegation and see them return next season to the top flight in English football.
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Manchester City and Leicester City have played a total of 29 matches with the former winning 16 of those games. The Foxes have secured seven wins while six games have ended in draws.
- Manchester City wins: 16
- Leicester City wins: 7
- Draws: 6
Manchester City-Leicester City prediction
Considering Manchester City’s position in the Premier League, it’s no surprise that Pep Guardiola’s side are firm favourites. Despite being six points behind Arsenal, the Cityzens have a game in hand. In fact, they will play the Gunners at the Etihad Stadium and a win could change the entire outcome of the league. They are now favourites to win the Premier League.
Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Leicester City
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Date, kick-off time, venue
The Premier League match between Manchester United and Sevilla will be played at 5:30 pm BST on Saturday, April 15, 2023 and 10:00 pm (IST) on April 15, 2023. The game will be played at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.