Claude Puel’s Leicester face a massive test this Saturday when the league leaders Manchester City visit the King Power Stadium on matchday 12.
Venue: King Power Stadium
Date and Time: 18/11/17 – KO 15:00
With Puel’s men securing a convincing home victory against Everton, one can assume he is the right man to manage the former premier league winners.
The Foxes’ most recent game none the less has conflicted with what we saw on October 27th as a week later they drew 2-2 at Stoke City, showing the inconsistency of the side.
Looking at the head-to-head statistics for this fixture, an easy win for Manchester City wouldn’t be the wisest prediction to make; the Blues are averaging 3.4 goals a game in the league.
In the last five times, the two sides faced each other, Leicester and City have both won two, with the other being a 0-0 draw the season the Foxes became champions.
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The last time these teams two met it was a nail-biting affair for the Manchester City fans, as the Citizens came out as 2-1 winners. Goals that day came from David Silva, Gabriel Jesus and Shinji Okazaki.
Leicester could have stolen a point from the Etihad when Riyad Mahrez scored from the penalty spot, but the Algerian touched the ball twice in the same movement, meaning his goal was disallowed, much to the dismay of the travelling Leicester fans.
The injury list for Manchester City is what’s swaying me to believe that this could be the game that ends Manchester City’s 17 game unbeaten run in all competitions.
It looks like the defensive element to the squad is getting thinner and thinner. Fabian Delph, Nicolas Otamendi, Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy are all likely to miss this game.
It doesn’t get any easier for City as in recent days the news that Silva, who has captained the Citizens numerous times this season, is also likely to miss the game at the King Power due to a neck injury picked up on international duty with Spain.
Prediction: Leicester 2-1 Man City
Written by @fwhitesport