Leicester City will welcome Champions Manchester City to the King Power stadium on Premier League Match Day 4
Pep Guardiola and his team lost their opening game to Tottenham Hotspur but bounced back with a 5 – 0 trashing of Norwich and ended August with a big bang, trashing Arsenal 5 – 0 at the Etihad Stadium before the international break.
The Citizens have been a very tough side to contend with in recent times and Pep Guardiola has been able to prime the team into a huge force in all Europe. However, a visit to the king Power stadium isn’t a work in the park as the 2016 Premier League Champions have been able to hold their own against the top sides and with Brendan Rodgers leading the team, coupled with a home advantage. There could be a huge probability of an upset.
The Foxes have just like their Weekend visitors accumulated two wins out of the first three games, losing only to West Ham 4 – 1 at the London Stadium on Match Day 2. The grievous loss came after starting the league with a 1 – 0 victory over a very defensively organised Wolves. Bounced back with a 2 – 1 victory over Norwich City to finish August with six points on the Premier League Table.
The FA Cup winners defeated the Citizens in the Final to lift the trophy in May last season and there is always a tendency of seeing them emerge victorious after 90 minutes at the King Power stadium, which has been tough place for any visiting team.
Manchester City have a huge arsenal Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Laporte, Ferran Torres and coupled with a Midfield mastermind in Gundogan capable of breaking any defence and scoring huge number of goals within 90 minutes. This is evident in their 5 – 0 trashing of Arsenal and 5 – 0 trashing of Norwich. Hence, Brendan Rodgers needs to prime the Foxes into a defensively disciplined side to keep the Citizens out.
However, the Foxes have been very good on counters, with their key player upfront Jamie Vardy, who has delivered huge goal figures.
Betting Odds And Prediction.
Manchester City will give Leicester problems with consistent attacks and will get a few chance out of which goals.
Leicester 1 – 2 Manchester City