English Premier League | Leicester City vs Manchester City: 5 Talking Points Before Kick Off

De Bruyne scores incredible long-range effort to down Leicester

Kevin De Bruyne netted a screamer as Manchester City won 2-0 at Leicester City in November 2017.

Leicester City vs Manchester City: Line-ups

Leicester City

Manchester City

Man City Will Fancy Their Chances


The Citizens have collected six points from their first three matches to sit seventh in the table, while Leicester have also picked up six points to occupy ninth after three rounds of fixtures in England’s top flight.


Brendan Rodgers’s side suffered a 4-1 defeat at West Ham United on August 23, though, with Ayoze Perez receiving a straight red card in a difficult match for the FA Cup holders. Leicester managed to return to winning ways before the international break, as goals from Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton allowed them to beat Norwich City 2-1, and a return of six points from three matches has left the top-four hopefuls in ninth position, three points off leaders Tottenham Hotspur.


The Foxes will begin their Europa League group-stage campaign with a mouthwatering clash against Napoli next week, while a busy end to September will also see them face Millwall in the EFL Cup – a competition that is unlikely to be taken too seriously by the club this term due to their other commitments.


Like Leicester, Pep Guardiola’s side will begin their European campaign next week, facing RB Leipzig at home in the Champions League, while the club will take on Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL Cup on September 21, in addition to facing Leicester, Southampton, Chelsea in the league during a busy period.


Man City will know that they cannot afford to drop too many points in the early stages of the season, and their two recent excellent results have come at the Etihad Stadium, so it will be a huge test for the champions this weekend away to a Leicester side capable of beating any side in the division. The Citizens had the best away record in the Premier League last term, though, picking up 45 points from their 19 matches, and Guardiola’s team will be full of confidence heading into Saturday’s interesting battle.

DPP Verdict

This is a very difficult match to call, as it is tough to predict what will occur after an international break, particularly one so early in the season. Man City will fancy their chances of making it three wins in a row, but Leicester will have some key players back this weekend, and we have had to settle on a low-scoring draw.