Manchester City v Leicester City tips – nervous City could falter against Foxes

Nervous City could falter against Foxes


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Betting Tip: Leicester City +1.00 @ 18/11 with bet365

In August, nobody would have believed this game being billed as a crunch match in the Premier League title race although that’s exactly what it is.

Manchester City’s return of 47 points from twenty-four matches is pretty much par for their course, although Leicester’s 50 from the same games played is roughly double what was expected by several pundits.

What is the Foxes secret? It started with attacking inspiration and goals from Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. Now defensive solidity has been added to the mix and Claudio Ranieri’s side have no distractions from cup competitions.

You might think they’ll get found out at the Etihad Stadium although this Leicester team have lost just one of twelve away from home this season, while they have won seven of them.

Therefore, the away win has to be considered and there are other reasons to oppose Manchester City for this game.

Firstly, the pressure is all on the shoulders of the home side. Lose this match and they are five points behind with a jam-packed fixture schedule on the horizon, with Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup commitments coming up.

Secondly, Vincent Kompany’s continued absence means that the defence looks a good deal more vulnerable, even if Nicolas Otamendi played a blinder at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.

Thirdly, Kevin de Bruyne is sidelined and his trickery will be sorely missed as they set about trying to break down a stubborn Leicester side who have a solid backbone.

Lastly, there’s an over-reliance on Sergio Aguero for goals and the Argentine might be tightly-shackled by Robert Huth and Wes Morgan.

So while the 4/7 about Manchester City will be popular, we’re happy to get with the Foxes on the handicap market. They average two goals per away game and they’ve kept five clean sheets from the past six clashes.

Betting Tip: Leicester City +1.00 @ 18/11 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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