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Leicester vs Man City prediction: Pep Guardiola’s side can shut down misfiring Foxes at the King Power Stadium

Manchester City has hit their straps early this season. Also, they are a short price to pick up where they left off before the international break.

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The Manchester City bandwagon hasn’t taken long to crank into gear this term. Also, if anything in the international break probably came at the wrong time for Pep Guardiola’s side. Also, they have recorded back-to-back 5-0 wins in their last two Premier League matches.

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A trip to Leicester is unlikely to provide quite such easy pickings for the Premier League champions. still, they head to the King Power Stadium as red-hot 4/7 favorites to come away with maximum points.

Gabriel Jesus has started the season brightly with one goal and three assists. so it would be a blow and also should the 24-year-old, along with goalkeeper Ederson. Both of them have been blocked from playing in this fixture by the Brazilian FA.

That situation is yet to be resolved. The city isn’t short of attacking options though, especially as it looks like they will be welcoming back Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden from injury. This isn’t good news for the Foxes.

However, it’s at the other end of the pitch that the City has been impressive so far. Last season’s title bid was built on a strong defensive unit. Despite the opening day defeat, that has continued into 2021/22. Guardiola’s side is giving up just 0.51 xGA per game which spells trouble for a Leicester City side that is struggling to create big chances, despite winning two of their opening three Premier League games.

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Despite taking six points, Brendan Rodgers’ side has been outperformed on xG by all three opponents so far (even Norwich City). They are averaging just 0.95 xGF per game and if they can’t find some improvement in the fluency of their attacks, they are going to be in trouble on Saturday.

Also read, EPL last week’s highlights: Man U, Man City has won, Arsenal is now in rock bottom

Leicester vs Man City odds

Leicester 24/5
Draw 16/5
Man City 4/7
(Prices subject to change)
Leicester vs Man City Key Stats
Leicester has only managed 23 shots so far this season, fewer than every other team bar Crystal Palace. To put into perspective, Liverpool has had 70.
Manchester City has had more touches of the football (2,519) than any other side so far this season.

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7 Aug 2021: Leicester City 1-0 Manchester City (Community Shield)

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