Manchester City V Leicester: Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Manchester City V Leicester: Match Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

With Liverpool’s match against Leeds on Boxing Day postponed, Manchester City can stretch their lead at the top of the table to six points with a win over Leicester this weekend.

Manager Pep Guardiola will, though, be without Kyle Walker who has still not returned to training following an illness. Ferran Torres (foot) and Liam Delap (ankle) also remain sidelined.

Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Leicester:

Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling

Leicester have a long injury list. Jamie Vardy, Caglar Soyuncu, Jonny Evans (hamstring), Hamza Choudhury, Filip Benkovic, Vontae Daley-Campbell (illness) and Ricardo Pereira (shin) are all doubts. Wesley Fofana (ankle) and James Justin (knee) are still unavailable, while Daniel Amartey is already away with Ghana for the African Cup of Nations.

Leicester’s Predicted XI:

Schmeichel, Castagne, Vestergaard, Ndidi, Thomas, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall, Soumare, Maddison, Vardy, Barnes

The bookmakers have the Citizens as the heavy favourites with Bet 365 pricing them at 2/11 for the win. A draw is currently 7/1 with Betfred, while a victory for the Foxes is 16/1 at Sky Bet.

Predicted Score – 3-1 to Manchester City

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.