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Leicester v Manchester City Match Preview & Betting Tips

Can Foxes continue their mini resurgence?


Leicester will hope to continue their mini resurgence when they welcome Manchester City to the King Power Stadium in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

The Foxes, who sit precariously above the relegation zone, have chalked back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season. Last weekend, they produced a rousing performance in their 4-0 victory away to Wolves.

City, in the meantime, continue to go from strength to strength, and they secured a last-16 Champions League berth in midweek with a goalless draw away to Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland was substituted at half-time after taking a small knock, but he is expected to be passed fit, and he will be eager to add to his staggering 17-goal tally this term.

Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, will be hoping that Jonny Evans returns to the fold this week, as the captain has missed the last three matches with a calf issue.

This should be a fascinating encounter, and to guide you, we have provided a full match preview and supplied a couple of tips for you to dissect ahead of kick-off.


Manchester City to clinch it in tight contest

Bar their defeat away to Liverpool earlier this month, City have been near unstoppable, and they have been scoring at a rate of knots — 36 to be exact.

Pep Guardiola’s team have played with panache that is becoming of the reigning champions, and a win on Saturday will lift them above Arsenal into top spot, at least for 24 hours.

Perhaps what is more perturbing for Leicester is that they have tasted defeat in nine of their past 11 clashes against City, which doesn’t bode well.

Intriguingly, City have enjoyed past trips to the Midlands, and against Leicester, their last three visits have yielded three wins, and they haven’t conceded over that period. Two of these victories were by a 1-0 scoreline.

I like it when patterns emerge, and I think this could be a tightly contested affair. I am plumping for the Correct Score section and a 1-0 win for City, which is priced at a juicy 8/1 with Paddy Power.

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Charles Perrin's Tip

Leicester v Manchester City

Charles expect a narrow Manchester City victory

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At 8/1 a £10 bet would return £90

Premier League

October 29, 2022

12:30 pm BST


Manchester City to experience more penalty woes

There is one stat that is quite noticeable, and it is City’s struggles from the penalty spot.

Since Guardiola took over in 2016, the Citizens have missed 25 of the 80 penalties they have been awarded, excluding shoot-outs.

Riyad Mahrez arguably has been the main culprit. Having converted nine of his first 10 spot kicks, the Algerian has fluffed his lines with three of his past four penalties in all competitions.

Of course, Mahrez would love to haunt his old club, but maybe he might be taken off penalty duties. But if you fancy a cheeky special, then William Hill has obliged with 10/1 odds for City to miss a penalty.

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Charles Perrin's Tip

Leicester v Manchester City

Could there be more spot-kick woes for City?

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At 10/1 a £10 bet would return £110

Premier League

October 29, 2022

12:30 pm BST


* Betting odds correct at the time of publication. All odds are subject to changes.


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Charles Perrin

Charles Perrin

Charles is an experienced sports betting content producer providing bespoke content, specialising in golf and football