Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will travel to the King Power Stadium on Saturday 11th September 2021 to take on Leicester City in the Matchday 4 of the English Premier League 2021/22 season. This will be the first of two legs to be played as part of the EPL season.
The Leicester City Vs. Manchester City game will kick off at 15:00 UTC. Last season's champions, Manchester City will face the team that narrowly missed out on the top 4 last season. Both teams will be seeking to add to their tally of 6 points so far after 3 Matchdays.
Premier League results for Leicester City and Manchester City so far in 2021/22 season
Manchester City currently occupies the 7th position on the EPL table after losing their opening game against Tottenham Hotspur courtesy of a Heung Min Son strike. They roared back to secure back-to-back 5-0 victories against Norwich City and Arsenal.
Leicester City edged Wolverhampton Wanderers on Matchday 1 courtesy of a Jamie Vardy solitary goal but fell by a 4-1 scoreline at the London Stadium against West Ham United on Matchday 2. A hard-fought 2-1 victory over Norwich City propelled the Foxes to 9th position on the log before the international break.
What are the Head-to-head records for Leicester City Vs Manchester City?
Leicester City recently pipped Manchester City to the 2021/22 Community Shield on 7th August 2021. Former Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winning goal for the Foxes. Thus, last season's Premier League champions missed out on the first title of the season to the FA Cup winners.
Further behind, both teams shared the spoils in last season's fixtures. Leicester City came out tops at the Etihad in a pulsating 5-2 win. Jamie Vardy responded with a hat-trick after former Leicester man, Riyad Mahrez put the Citizens in front in the 4th minute. Nathan Ake made it 4-2 after James Maddison had scored the 4th for Leicester City. Youri Tielemans scored the fifth for Leicester. In the return leg at the King Power Stadium, 2 unreplied goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus gave Guardiola's men all 3 points.
What is the likely line-up for Leicester City Vs. Manchester City?
Both teams will seek to field their best team so as not to fall further behind in the early season rush for table positions. Brendan Rodgers will likely set his team up in a customary 4-4-2 formation in a bid to contain Pep Guardiola's possession-heavy game plan. Kasper Schmeichel will remain in goal while Caglar Soyuncu and Daniel Amartey will form a central defensive partnership. Luke Thomas and Ricardo Pereira will take up the full-back duties. Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes and Marc Albrighton will form the midfield base. Kelechi Iheanacho will likely reclaim his place alongside Jamie Vardy after starting on the bench against Norwich City on Matchday 3.
Pep Guardiola would hope he can call on the services of Kevin de Bruyne when he leads his charges to the King Power Stadium. Other than the Belgian substituting for Bernardo Silva, the Spanish tactician would likely field the same squad that thrashed Arsenal 5-0 on the last Matchday. Ederson in goal, protected by a back-four consisting of Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker. If available, Kevin de Bruyne will form a midfield trio with Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan. Failing to sign Harry Kane or any other No 9, Guardiola will continue to use a fluid front 3 of Gabriel Jesus, Ferran Torres and Jack Grealish.
What is the prediction for Leicester City Vs Manchester City?
In an evenly-poised game such as Leicester City Vs Manchester City, it can be difficult to pick a clear winner. Previous results have shown that the Pendulum could swing either way. With both teams holding 6 points from 3 games, they will be avoiding a 2nd defeat of the season so soon. The match should be a free-flowing one with goals. Thus, the prediction for the Leicester City Vs Manchester City game on Saturday, September 11th is a 1-1 draw.