With Liverpool having won against Newcastle on Saturday, City must respond with another good display against Leicester City on Monday night.
Pep Guardiola‘s side have had to play after their title rivals on a number of occasions this season, and they have usually risen to the challenge.
Leicester, meanwhile, are coming off a good win against Arsenal, and have won six of their last seven games so they will arrive at the Etihad in confident mood.
In terms of injury news, City are once again sweating over the fitness of Fernandinho. The Brazilian veteran will have a late fitness test on a knee injury he picked up in the 2-0 win against Manchester United a couple of weeks ago.
Kevin De Bruyne remains out of action with a hamstring problem while keeper Claudio Bravo continues his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon.
Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Leicester:
Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, David Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has an almost completely fit squad to choose from. His only absentee is utility man Daniel Amartey who is out for the season with a broken ankle.
Leicester City’s Predicted XI:
Schmeichel, Ricardo, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison, Vardy
The bookies have made City overwhelming favourites to clinch a vital win. They are 1/6 at Coral with a draw currently 17/2 with Betfair. A victory for Leicester is 19/1 at Unibet.
Predicted Score – 3-1 to Man City