Manchester City vs. Leicester City: EPL Game Preview


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Manchester City looks to keep rolling when they host Leicester City in an intriguing game on Sunday. Manchester City is coming off a 4-0 road win against Newcastle United on Sunday while Leicester City beat Newcastle United 4-0 at home on December 12. Manchester City leads the Premier League with 44 points in 18 games while Leicester City is in ninth place with 22 points in 16 games.

The player to watch in this game is Jack Grealish. On September 2 he made his first appearance for England since his move to Manchester City from Aston Villa and he didn’t disappoint, particularly in the second half, as he managed an assist in the 4-0 win against Hungary. Grealish can create many scoring opportunities for Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, giving an edge to Manchester City. Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.

Dafabet Picks

Team to Win (Regular Time)
• Manchester City: 1.22
• Leicester City: 12.00
• Draw: 6.80

• Manchester City: -2: 2.09
• Leicester City: +2: 1.84

• Over 3, 3.5: 2.02
• Under 3, 3.5: 1.88

Key Points to Consider

Last 5: Manchester City, coming off a 4-0 road win against Newcastle United on Sunday, have 5 wins in their last 5 Premier League games. Leicester City, coming off a 4-0 home win against Newcastle United on December 12, have 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in their last 5 Premier League games.

Momentum: Manchester City has been on an upward trend — with 7 wins in their last 7 Premier League games.

Head-to-Head: These two sides last matched up in Premier League action on September 11 and Manchester City won 1-0.

Projected Leaders

For Manchester City, Bernardo Silva has a 35.88 percent chance to score. He averages 1.16 shots overall per sim, 0.86 shots on goal per and 0.45 goals per sim.

For Leicester City, Youri Tielemans has a 16.4 percent chance to net the ball. He averages 0.75 shots overall per sim, 0.39 shots on goal per and 0.18 goals per sim.

Analyst’s Pick

Manchester City Moneyline.

Four-star (out of four) AccuScore hot trend pick on Manchester City in this one. Average score in simulations is Manchester City 2.6 to Leicester City 0.72.

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