Saturday 11th September 2021
Leicester City v Manchester City 15:00
- Met 102 times in the league, Leicester 29, Draw 24, Man City 49
- Last season’s repeat fixture ended, Leicester 0-2 Man City
- Met in the Community Shield his season, Leicester 1-0 Man City
- 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS (all comps)
- Both teams DIDN’T score in 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads
- Leicester are unbeaten in 4 of their last 7 home games vs Man City (all comps)
- 1 DRAW in the last 17 league head-to-heads (all comps)
- Vardy scored 9 goals in the last 12 head-to-heads (all comps)
- Man City have lost just 2 of their last 15 away games (all comps) at Leicester
Slightly surprising this Premier League clash hasn’t been given one of the traditional TV slots over this weekend, as Leicester hosting Man City is arguably the best game on offer from week four in the English top-flight.
As we know, the sides have already faced-off this season when meeting in the Community Shield last month – a game that Leicester won thanks to a late goal from former City player – Kelechi Iheanacho.
The current champions – Man City – are, however, the favourites in the match betting to gain their revenge here at 1.53, with the draw 4.00 and Leicester on offer at 6.00.
This clash last season ended in a 0-2 away win, which can be backed at 8.50.
Despite City being the clear favourites to win this game, it’s worth knowing that The Foxes are unbeaten in 4 of their last 7 home games against Man City – so the 2.37 on a Leicester win or a Draw in the ‘double chance’ market might tempt punters in.
In recent matches this head-to-head has only thrown up one draw in the last 17 league games, while City have lost just two of their last 15 away games at Leicester in all competitions.
They are also clashes that haven’t produced many goals – backed up again with just the one goal scored in their recent Community Shield encounter.
Both teams ‘DIDN’T’ score in 3 of the last 4 meetings, which can be backed at 1.95, and 3 of the last 4 head-to-heads also went UNDER 2.5 GOALS – a repeat of this can be backed at 2.10, with Over 2.5 Goals at 1.72.
As always, with City, team news is key when looking at the player scoring markets as boss, Pep Guardiola, does like to mix things up most weeks – as it stands Jesus, who scored in this fixture last term, and Torres are the shortest-priced in the scoring markets at 5.50 (1st) and 2.25 (anytime).
Looking at Leicester, then Jamie Vardy also does well when playing again City – the former England striker has scored 9 goals in the last 12 head-to-heads – he can be backed at 9.50 (1st) or 3.60 (anytime).
Overall, it’s a game City will be looking to get all three points from as they are already slightly on the backfoot in the title race with 6 points from their opening three games, but with home advantage the 1.80 on offer on ‘both teams to score’ catches the eye and is how we’ll going to play this one.
JUICESTORM VERDICT: BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE @1.80