class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the Foxes facing a defensive crisis, Al Hain-Cole is backing Guardiola's men to ease to victory in a high-scoring game at the King Power Stadium
Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from a Community Shield defeat against this opposition when they travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City on Saturday.
City were denied the first piece of silverware of the 2021-22 season when a goal from the club’s former striker Kelechi Iheanacho earned Leicester a 1-0 win at Wembley in August.
Leicester City vs Manchester City latest odds
Having recorded back-to-back 5-0 league wins over Norwich and Arsenal prior to the international break, Man City are 4/7 (1.57) favourites with bet365 to get their own back on the hosts by coming out on top here.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester have actually won two of their last three games against this opposition but are 9/2 (5.50) outsiders to pull off another shock victory in this clash.
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None of the last 11 league meetings between this duo have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on this one finishing up all square.
Leicester City vs Manchester City team news
James Justin, Ricardo Pereira, Wesley Fofana and Nampalys Mendy are all injury doubts and Ayoze Perez is suspended, although Jonny Evans, Jannik Vestergaard and Ryan Bertrand could be back in contention and deadline-day signing Ademola Lookman will be hoping to make a debut.
Ederson and Gabriel Jesus are unavailable after the Brazilian FA banned them from representing their club following their failure to report for international duty, while Zak Steffen has tested positive for Covid-19, and Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne remain injured.
Leicester City vs Manchester City preview
While a game against the champions is always a tall order, the Foxes’ defensive crisis will leave them really up against it to frustrate an opposition attack that scored 10 times in the two matches prior to the international break.
Having suffered a 4-1 thrashing against West Ham and provided Norwich with their first goal of the season in the last two fixtures, an under-strength Leicester do not look capable of putting in the kind of organised defensive display that earned that victory last month.
Leicester City vs Manchester City predictions
Instead, Manchester City look well worth 7/5 (2.40) odds to come out on top in a high-scoring match that features at least three goals on Saturday.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.