Manchester City vs Leicester City Preview

February 10, 2018
By: Deke Hardman

Saturday’s Premier League action concludes at the Etihad Stadium where leaders Manchester City take on Leicester City.

Pep Guardiola’’s men only managed to draw at Burnley last time out allowing neighbours Manchester United to close the gap at the summit to thirteen points, and they will be keen to get back to winning ways ahead of the imminent return of the Champions League.

Prior to last weekends stalemate at Turf Moor the Citizens had won four on the spin and another victory here would see them needing just seven wins from their remaining eleven games to clinch their first title since 2014.

David Silva remains sidelined with an abdominal injury though John Stones could return after recovering from a knee problem.

Top scorer Sergio Aguero is priced at 3.5 (5/2) to get the first goal of the game with Betfred, with Kevin De Bruyne a 7.5 (13/2) chance with Unibet.

The home win is widely available at 1.22 (4/9) while the visitors are as highly priced as the 16.0 (15/1) on offer from Betfair. The draw can be backed at 7.4 (32/5) with Unibet.

Claude Puel’s side have taken just one point from their last two games having followed last month’s defeat to Everton with a draw with Swansea City last time out.

They go into the weekend in eighth place and could leapfrog Burnley into seventh if they get a better result than the Clarets do from their trip to South Wales.

Riyad Mahrez is available after finally returning to training following the fall out from his failed deadline day move to today’s opponents though Shinji Okazaki is set to miss two weeks after picking up a knee injury.

Jamie Vardy is priced at 11.0 (10/1) to open the scoring with a number of firms with Mahrez available at 17.0 (16/1).

The two sides have already met twice this season with Manchester City winning on both occasions though they needed penalties to get past them in their League Cup quarter final tie back in December.

That was the fourth time in the last five clashes where both teams have scored and you can back that outcome here at 1.94 (15/16) with Unibet.

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