Stadium: King Power (Leicester)
A month ago, Leicester snatched the Super Cup of England from Man City. Will the Citizens take revenge on the Foxes or will Brendan Rodgers disappoint Pep Guardiola again? The Irish manager has every chance of doing so.
Leicester City form
Leicester has 2 wins in three rounds. On Matchday 1, the Foxes beat Wolverhampton 1-0. Then, in London, Brendan Rodgers' team suffered a harsh 4-0 defeat by West Ham. The reason for that was the suspension of Ayoze Pérez, after which the Foxes conceded 3 goals. But before the break for the national team games, Leicester managed to pull out a hard-fought 2-1 win over Norwich. With such results, it will be difficult to count on a win against Man City, but the Foxes will definitely have a chance to. We are gonna discuss it too.
Man City form
After losing in the FA Super Cup and to Tottenham in the first round, the Citizens showed their best in the games against Norwich and Arsenal, winning by a total score of 10-0. Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo turned out not to be that essential, as Pep’s system works brilliantly even without them.
Injuries and suspensions
Leicester City: Evans, Justin, Fofana, Pérez, Mendy, Vestergaard (questionable), Pereira (questionable).
Manchester City: Ederson, Steffen, Laporte, Mendy, Delap, Jesus, Foden (questionable).
Leicester City and Man City have met 124 times, the total score 60-30 in favor of the Mancunians. Last season's first leg at the Etihad turned into a disaster for the home side. Although the hosts opened the scoring in the fourth minute for the efforts of one of the miracle workers of the legendary 2015/16 season for the Foxes, Riyad Mahrez. But then the Citizens failed in their own penalty box, conceding 5 goals, 3 of them on penalties. As a result, it was a humiliating 2-5 defeat for Pep Guardiola. Therefore, in the second round, the Citizens took revenge on the Foxes at King Power, 2-0. But in the recent English Super Cup, Leicester suddenly managed to win by a narrow margin (1-0). The only goal scorer (the goal scored from a penalty) was former City forward Kelechi Iheanacho.
Expert Betting Tips
This time John Stones will replace Nathan Aké as the central defender. That's why we should not expect a goals boom as it was a year ago. After all, five years in England made Pep Guardiola find the balance. So we suggest betting on Total Under 2.5 for 2.07 from Bet9ja.
We should not forget that the third goalkeeper Scott Carson will stand in the goal of the Citizens, as Ederson got suspended for 5 days due to the Brazilian situation, and the second goalkeeper Zack Steffen has COVID-19. This is where the Foxes' chance of success lies. Moreover, 1xbet offers a generous odds of 1.89 for the victory of the hosts with a plus one handicap.
In conclusion, the last goal is very likely to be scored at the end of the game, as nothing is certain in this confrontation until the final ten minutes of regular time. Betway gives odds of 1.95 for the goal from 76 to 90 minutes.