Man City vs Leicester Analysis
17:30 Kick Off on 21st Dec
Manchester City vs Leicester Match Details
Manchester City vs Leicester kicks-off at 17.30 on Saturday 21 December at the Etihad Stadium. The match is being shown live on Sky Sports.
Manchester City Form
Manchester City averaged over 2.5 points a game when winning the last two Premier League titles. But Pep Guardiola’s team average just over 2 points a game this season, and that’s only good enough for them to currently be third, 14 points behind Liverpool, and four points behind Leicester.
For much of the season, Man City have looked as good as the champions of last year. But they’ve let too many points slip, especially at home where they’ve lost to Wolves and Manchester United. Their main problem has been in defence, with their 3-0 win at Arsenal last time being the first clean sheet they had kept in 10 matches in all competitions.
Dropping two points at home to Norwich last weekend will have infuriated Brendan Rogers, but his team’s away form has been solid so far this season. Leicester travel to the Etihad having beaten Villa 1-4, Brighton 0-2, Crystal Palace 0-2, and Southampton 0-9 since they were unlucky to lose 2-1 at Liverpool.
Leicester have also already lost in Manchester this season, when losing 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford. But that is the only time Leicester have failed to score this season since their opening 0-0 draw with Wolves.
Manchester City vs Leicester Head-To-Heads
Manchester City head-to-head record against Leicester isn’t as impressive as you might think. Man City have won eight of the 16 encounters between the two teams, whilst Leicester have won six, and there have been two draws.
Leicester have also recorded four of their six wins on the road, meaning they’ve won on 50% of their away games against Man City.
What is in Man City’s favour is their recent record against The Foxes. City have won four of their last five games against them, including their last three home games at the Etihad Stadium.
Last season’s corresponding fixture finished 1-0, whilst Leicester won the reverse fixture 2-1. City won 5-1 at the Etihad in the previous season and 2-1 the season before that.