The Game-week 19 of the Premier League will feature Manchester City taking on Leicester City on Sunday, 26th December at 08:30 PM IST. The fixture will take place at the Etihad Stadium and hence, will be an away game for the Foxes.
Man City are currently sitting on top of the PL table with 44 points, three points clear of second placed Liverpool. The Cityzens are in tremendous form, having a current winning streak of 8 league games. Pep Guardiola’s men are coming of a 4-0 victory against Newcastle United and will be more than ready to take on the Foxes.
Manchester City Premier League form: W W W W W
On the other hand, Leicester are sitting 9th in the league with 22 points. Even though Brendan Rogers’ men are slowly having a form revival, they will be coming of a disappointing Carabao Cup quarter final against Liverpool. After bottling a 2-0 lead, the Foxes will be low on morale and may look shaky.
Leicester City Premier League form: L W D L W
Manchester City vs Leicester City: The Cityzens’ team news and injury updates:
Man City will be without Ferran Torres who has signed a contract with FC Barcelona. Guardiola earlier spoke about Phil Foden and Jack Grealish and their absence from the Newcastle game due to behavior issues.
The two Englishmen could however, make a return after serving their punishment. Kyle Walker who has been on rest for two games now due to fitness issues, is also likely to make a come back.
Manchester City Predicted Lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Bernardo; Sterling
Manchester City vs Leicester City: The Foxes’ team news and injury updates:
A three game rest and recovery time will probably be enough for Jonny Evans to make a return, but the extent of his injury is still unknown. James Justin and Wesley Fofana continue to remain unavailable.
Some of the Covid-19 infected players made a return in the midweek Carabao game. However, the extent of the outbreak is still not clear. Caglar Soyuncu was subbed off after the one-hour mark and hence will have sufficient rest to feature on the weekend.
Leicester Predicted Lineup:
Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Ndidi; Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Vardy
Our score predictions: Manchester City 2-0 Leicester
An inform and completely fit City will be too much to handle for the Foxes. Brendan Rogers’ men will be coming from a midweek game while Guardiola’s men are coming from a full week of rest.
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