On Saturday afternoon Manchester City and Leicester City will face each other and Citizens will look to make it three straight Premier League victories. While Leicester has six points and is ninth after three rounds of fixtures in England’s top-flight Man City has six points from their first three games and is seventh in the table. Here is everything you need to know about Leicester City vs Manchester City football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Premier League of the season.
Ryan Bertrand should be back in contention after he missed the start of the season with COVID-19, however, youngster Luke Thomas continues to impress for the Foxes and should keep his spot.
Due to a thigh injury Ricardo Pereira was unable to join the Portugal squad and he will most likely miss the game due to a hamstring injury.
On the other hand, Jonny Evans and Jannik Vestergaard have accelerated their recoveries during the international break and could be included in the squad.
Kevin De Bruyne used the international break to recover from an injury-plagued start to the season rather than travel with Belgium’s national team, but he remains a doubt here.
Manchester City prevented Gabriel Jesus and Ederson from traveling to Brazil during the international break, and the pair are now barred from playing in this game as a result of a FIFA ruling invoked by the Brazilian FA.
Due to being coronavirus positive, Zack Steffen is in quarantine thus Scott Carson is expected to start in goal, with Sterling and Mahrez vying for the role of Jesus.
During the break, Aymeric Laporte has been fatigued so John Stones could make his first appearance for City this season.
Leicester vs Manchester City Prediction
In the new Premier League season, Leicester City has won twice, while Manchester City has won back-to-back 5-0 games against Norwich and Arsenal.
Leicester has had some success against City in recent meetings. Earlier in the season they defeated City 5-2 at the Etihad and won the Community Shield last month.
This is a difficult match to call because it is difficult to predict what will happen after an international break, especially one so early in the season. Man City will fancy their chances of making it three wins in a row, but Leicester will be missing some key players this weekend, so we’ll have to settle for a low-scoring draw or City triumph.
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Ricardo, Evans, Soyuncu, Thomas; Tielemans, Ndidi; Albrighton, Maddison, Barnes; Vardy
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Carson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; Bernardo, Rodri, Gundogan; Grealish, F Torres, Sterling
Our Prediction: Leicester City 1-2 Manchester City