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Leicester City Vs Manchester City Tactical Preview: Team News, Predicted XIs, Key Men And Odds

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Leicester City will welcome Manchester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday in what looks set to be a mouth-watering top-of-the-table clash in the Premier League. The Foxes are desperately trying to finish in the top four spots, so getting a result against the league leaders could be priceless for them this weekend. However, Man City have been relentless in their march towards the Premier League title and should be full of confidence going into this game.

Talking Tactics

Brendan Rodgers will probably opt for the 3-4-1-2 formation and could ask his players to keep a good defensive shape and try to cause a few headaches for the Man City centre-backs on the counter.

Pep Guardiola will set his team up in a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to ask his players to play their natural game by dominating the ball and creating some clear-cut chances to win this league contest on the road.

Team News

Leicester City

Both Ricardo Pereira and James Maddison are significant concerns ahead of this match. However, Wes Morgan and Cengiz Under are unlikely to recover in time for this game.

Leicester City Predicted XI

Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Fofana, Castagne, Tielemans, Ndidi, Pereira, Perez, Vardy, Iheanacho

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Manchester City

With a crucial UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash coming up against Borussia Dortmund, Guardiola could name Kevin De Bruyne as his centre-forward so that he can keep Gabriel Jesus fresh for next week. Fortunately, Man City will have a fully fit squad available for this weekend.

Manchester City Predicted XI

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Silva, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling

Key Men

Leicester City

Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho will be Leicester’s best hope for a goal against a solid Man City defence. The all-around performance of Youri Tielemans and Wilfred Ndidi could very well end up determining the fate of this game.

Manchester City

Both Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan have been amongst the goals for the Mancunian giants of late, so they will be eager to continue their good form when Premier League football resumes this weekend. Ederson will have to have a good game with Vardy and Iheanacho expected to threaten his goal during the 90 minutes.

Odds

Man City are the heavy favorites to claim all three points on Saturday after the bookmakers priced them at 6/11. The draw has been listed at 16/5 while the Foxes are 11/2 underdogs to emerge victorious at the King Power Stadium.

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