Leicester have plummeted to the foot of the Premier League following some dreadful recent results. This is very unlikely to change this weekend when they face champions Manchester City.
Leicester City are suffering a dreadful run of form of late and face a resurgent Manchester City side who will visit the King Power Stadium in high spirits following some excellent results in both the Premier League and the Champions League.
Chelsea suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of Newcastle United last weekend, thus ending their unbeaten run since the start of the season. Manchester City took full advantage of this result with a win against Everton which took them a mere three points behind the Blues at the top of the league table.
Things improved for City when they followed their Champions League win over Bayern Munich with a second successive European victory over Roma in Italy, booking their place in the knockout stages of the competition as a result.
These victories take City’s winning run to six and they will be in seventh heaven should they be able to extend this run on Saturday with a win against Leicester City.
Leicester City aren’t enjoying much success of their own however. They remain winless from their last ten top flight matches and have amassed a mere two points since their famous victory against Manchester United in September, sliding to the foot of the table in the process. Nigel Pearson will certainly be a man under pressure and the fact that he recently told a home fan to “F**k off and die” will not help his cause one iota.
Man City will start this match as firm favourites at 1/2 with William Hill. A Leicester victory is up for grabs at 13/2 with BetVictor and a draw 19/5 at Boylesports. In all honesty, an upset in this match is effectively out of the question considering the contrasting form of both sides. Indeed, it is somewhat surprising to see City on offer at such generous odds, so on this occasion we’ll be backing Pellegrini’s side at a relatively backable price.
Sergio Aguero is still out of action following his ligament injury and as such, Edin Dzeko is catching our attention. Dzeko will start this match up front and despite him failing to score against Roma this week, we wouldn’t be at all surprised to witness him score his third Premier League goal on Saturday, Betfred offering Evens for him to get his name on the scoresheet at the King Power Stadium and 6/5 up for grabs at Boylesports should he score in a City win.
Our favourite bet is for a simple City win. The odds may not be great as would be expected, however City will win this match and as such this is really a case of buying money. The visitors will extend their winning run to seven matches and Pearson will be under even more pressure at the final whistle.
Our betting tips
Anytime Goalscorer, Edin Dzeko – Betfred Evens
Manchester City win – William Hill 1/2