Manchester City are set to take on Leicester City in the premier League game on Saturday, 21 December 2019. Its a massive game for both teams and their chances of finishing in top 2, a win for City will take them just one point behind Leicester while foxes can go 7 points clear with a win.
Man City vs Leicester City Match Preview: Leicester City has won 5 of their last 6 games with Brandon Rodgers having them play good football and tight at the back. In fact Leicester City has conceded just 11 goals which is lowest in the league, while scoring 40 going forward making their +29 goal difference the highest in the league.
Manchester City on the other hand are struggling to break down teams who defend deep and they are vulnerable at the back with so many injuries at the moment. Anything but a win for City will surely put them out of title race and they might as well struggle to catch Leicester City for the second place.
Team News and Possible Starting Lineups: City are likely to be without Sergio Aguero and David Silva, however Guardiola mentioned both are closer to first team return. City will start with Gabriel Jesus, Sterling and Mahrez as front trip while Bernardo Silva, De Bruyne and Rodri are likely to start in midfield. Fernandinho will start in defense with Mendy, Otamendi and Walker making up the back four.
Rodgers made number of changes in Leicester city league cup win over Everton but he will revert back to his usual lineup where Vardy will lead the line with Maddison playing attacking role.
Match predictions: City are not enjoying much success against teams who defend deep and can produce swift counter attacks and thats exactly where Leicester city excels. This kind of setup a perfect football match where City will try to break down league’s best defense while Leicester will be hoping to emulate what United did to City and hit them on the breaks. City without Sergio Aguero seems to lack that bite and I can see Leicester getting something out of this game on Saturday.