Leicester vs Manchester City Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Third-place Leicester will look to move to within one point of second-place opponents Manchester City when they play each other in this highly anticipated Premier League clash on Saturday evening.

The Foxes have been going through a rough patch of form recently, having not won in their last three games, and three points here would certainly give them belief they can chase a top-two finish.

As for the Citizens, they put a turbulent week off the pitch behind them with a comfortable 2-0 win over West Ham United on Wednesday night to return to winning ways.

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A win for either side would solidify their top three place and move them further away from the crowded peloton of teams chasing Chelsea down in fourth.

Here is 90min‘s preview of the game.


Where to Watch

When is Kick Off? Saturday 22 February​
What Time is Kick Off? ​17:30 (GMT)
Where Is it Played? ​King Power Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? ​Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Premier League
Referee? ​Paul Tierney

Team News

For ​Leicester, Nampalys Mendy is out with a knee injury while Daniel Amartey has an ankle problem. Wilfred Ndidi could come back into the fold following knee surgery. 
A return for the Nigerian could be timely following the red card shown to Hamza Choudhury in their draw at ​Wolves.

Meanwhile, ​Manchester City will be hoping ​​David Silva did not pick up a significant injury in ​Wednesday’s win over West Ham.

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Raheem Sterling (hamstring) and Leroy Sané (knee) have only just started training with the first team again and are also considered doubts for Saturday evening’s game.

Oleksandr Zinchenko will be available for selection having completed a one-game suspension for his red card against Tottenham Hotspur earlier in February.


Predicted Lineups

Leicester ​Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Söyüncü, Chilwell; Ndidi; Pérez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Manchester City ​Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündoğan; Mahrez, Aguero, B Silva

Head-to-Head Record

In the reverse fixture, Manchester City who picked up a 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium in December. An early goal for ​Jamie Vardy gave the Foxes the lead before former Leicester winger ​Riyad Mahrez equalised for the hosts. A penalty from Ilkay Gündoğan and a third goal from Gabriel Jesus ensured that Guardiola’s side took the three points that day.

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Overall, the Citizens have won 60 of the 119 games between the sides, losing 30 and drawing 29.

However, with two wins in their last three Premier League home games against City, Leicester will be hopeful of securing another victory.


Recent Form

Leicester have not won in their last three games, which may be some cause for concern. They lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, before drawing 2-2 at home to Chelsea in the league. In their last game, the Foxes were frustrated in a goalless draw away at Wolves.

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As for the visitors, they ended January with a 1-0 defeat to city rivals ​Manchester United in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final, before suffering a 2-0 league defeat to ​Tottenham Hotspur. They bounced back with an easy 2-0 win against ​West Ham.

Here’s how both sides have fared in their last five matches.

Leicester Manchester City
​Wolves 0-0 Leicester (14/2) Manchester City 2-0 West Ham (19/2)
Leicester 2-2 Chelsea (1/2) ​Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City (2/2)
​Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester (28/1) Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United (29/1)
​Brentford 0-1 Leicester (25/1) Manchester City 4-0 Fulham (26/1)
Leicester 4-1 West Ham (22/1) ​Sheffield United 0-1 Manchester City (21/1)

Prediction

If Leicester want to stay in the hunt for a top-two finish, they will need to win this game to have the best chance to do so.

However, they have not been in great form recently and are coming up against a Manchester City side who will be highly motivated from their off-field troubles. They will be looking to warm-up for their huge Champions League clash with Real Madrid with a confident and assured performance.

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It is likely that the Citizens do pick up all three points at Leicester in an entertaining game full of attacking football.

Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Manchester City

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