Our prediction for this Premier League match:
King Power Stadium will host Saturday’s Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester City, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. The Foxes are sitting just above the relegation zone, but their displays in back-to-back wins over Leeds United (2-0) and Wolverhampton (4-0) are certainly giving fans a reason for optimism. Key attacker Jamie Vardy has lost his place in the starting XI, but head coach Brendan Rodgers managed to keep his job, and, no doubt, his men are high on spirits ahead of the visit of Man City.
Both Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand remain in the recovery room, but Jonny Evans and Wilfried Ndidi are back from injuries. The Citizens, on the other hand, continue to rely on Erling Haland, who is on the right track to break several EPL records. Pep Guardiola’s men faced no difficulties in a 3-1 win over Brighton, and given their attacking potential, over 2.5 goals betting option should be considered. Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips should be the only absentees in the away team.
Highlighted Player (Jamie Vardy):
Spending his early career playing no-league football, Jamie Vardy made the headlines when he joined Leicester City in a £1 million deal in 2012, but little did he know that he would go on to become a genuine Premier League star just three years later.
The experienced forward helped the Foxes gain promotion to the elite division and then score more than 20 goals as they mounted an unlikely title bid, earning worldwide acclaim as well as a place in the England squad. Vardy went on to score his first two goals for the Three Lions in March 2016 friendlies, with his back-heel goal against Germany in Berlin seeing him instantly become a fans’ favourite.
Over the years, Vardy has earned a reputation as a striker who never gives up and can be a real menace for opposition defenders, but his excellent goalscoring record and good link-up play are enough to suggest he can be described as a mix of old-style pacey forwards and modern strikers.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.