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08 Feb 2018 by TSZ

Premier League In Focus – Manchester City vs Leicester Preview

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When? Saturday 10th February, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Etihad Stadium

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

Manchester City - https://tickets.mancity.com/events.aspx

Leicester – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? BT Sport subscribers can stream the match online via the BT Sport website

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Manchester City W3, Leicester W2
Premier League meetings: Manchester City W6, Leicester W5, D2
All-time meetings: Manchester City W56, Leicester W29, D29

MANCHESTER CITY

Predicted line-up: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Gundogan; Sterling, Aguero, Bernardo Silva

Unavailable: Mendy (Injured), Foden (Injured), Gabriel Jesus (Injured), Delph (Injured), Sane (Injured)

Doubtful: David Silva (Injured), Stones (Injured)

LEICESTER

Predicted line-up: Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Dragovic, Fuchs; Diabate, Adrien Silva, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki; Vardy

Unavailable: Morgan (Injured), Mahrez (Out of favour)

Doubtful:

PREDICTION
Manchester City may well have dropped points last weekend after being held by Burnley at Turf Moor but that result in isolation will do little in the grand scheme of things as Pep Guardiola’s men edge ever closer to lifting the Premier League title in May. This weekend they play host to a Leicester side who currently lie 8th in the table and aspire to finishing one place higher, something which could well offer up a Europa League spot next season. The Foxes' charge up the table may have to wait another week though as all signs point to a home win come Saturday

MEMORABLE MEETING
When these two teams met back in February 2016 both Manchester City and Leicester had title aspirations, and many felt that the latter would eventually fall away, especially if they lost at the Etihad. However, they surprised many as Claudio Ranieri masterminded a 3-1 win for the Foxes; a result which showed that the club were serious contenders for the Premier League that season and we all know by now what happened just a few months later on.


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