Manchester City v Leicester – Match preview and predictions

Manchester City host Leicester on Monday night football, with the club just two wins from retaining their Premier League title.

Here’s all you need to know about the clash at the Etihad…


Manchester City: WWWWW

Manchester City‘s march to back-to-back title continues, with last weekend’s 1-0 win at Burnley making it 12 consecutive league wins for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Whilst Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have kept pace with the leaders, City are now just two wins from becoming the first team since Manchester United back in 2009 to retain the title.

Raheem Sterling capped his fine season by being named FWA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year last week, with the England international having scored 17 league goals for the campaign.

Sergio Aguero’s winner at Burnley took him to 20 for the season, one behind Golden Boot leader Mohamed Salah, the Argentine becoming only the second player after Thierry Henry to hit the 20 mark in five consecutive seasons.

Fernandinho could return for Guardiola’s side, having missed the clash at Turf Moor with a knee problem.

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Leicester: WWLDW

Brendan Rodgers is beginning to implement his style on Leicester, having arrived from Celtic earlier this year.

The Foxes are competing with Midlands rivals Wolves to finish seventh, currently trailing their neighbours by three points with two games remaining.

Jamie Vardy has been in sensational form since Rodgers arrival, the forward’s double in last weekend’s 3-0 win over Arsenal taking him to 18 for the season. Rodgers has tipped the 32-year-old for a late run at the Golden Boot, and few would bet against a player who has scored 11 in his past 11 appearances.

Youri Tielemans continues to impress, with the on-loan midfielder is being linked with a summer move to either Tottenham, Arsenal or Manchester United.

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Predicted Lineups

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Silva, Bernardo Silva, Sane, Sterling, Aguero

Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Maguire, Evans, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Gray, Barnes, Vardy

Who is the referee?

Mike Dean.

How can I watch Man City v Leicester?

Those in the UK can watch the game on Sky Sports Main Event, while those in the USA can watch the game on NBC Sports Live.

What time is kick off?

20:00 GMT.


Manchester City – 1/7
Draw – 15/2
Leicester – 14/1