Manchester City will look to continue their perfect start to the season with back-to-back Premier League wins against Leicester on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola fielded a much-changed side as they saw off a spirited Bournemouth side to progress to the Carabao Cup fourth round on Thursday.
Last season’s runners up also got off to a good start in the Premier League, beating Wolves 3-1 away in their opening game of the season.
They come up against a Leicester side sat top of the league with two wins from two.
Date, time and venue
Manchester City vs Leicester is scheduled for a 4.30pm BST kick-off on Sunday, September 27.
This match will be played behind closed doors at Etihad Stadium with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus.
How to watch
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV
Liam Delap is set to be included in City’s squad after his debut goalscoring heroics against Bournemouth.
The 17-year-old – who was also on the bench against Wolves on Monday – received heavy praise from Guardiola before and after that midweek performance.
Delap’s inclusion is a sign of the extensive list of absentees Guardiola is having to deal with, however.
Sergio Aguero, Bernado Silva, Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko are all out injured, while Nicolas Otamendi is a doubt alongside Aymeric Laporte.
Meanwhile. Ilkay Gundogan is still self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.
Man City predicted XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Ake, Mendy; Fernandinho, Rodri; De Bruyne; Torres, Sterling, Foden
Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Leicester
Manchester City go into this game as undoubted favourites but a Leicester side who have started well will certainly give them a stern test.
Guardiola’s side were not at their best against Wolves but secured the crucial three points having entered with a six-point deficit having started the season a week late.
Though Leicester have amassed two league wins in as many games, I expect a fitter City to put on a show as they continue their early title challenge.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Manchester City and Leicester are certainly no strangers having met 120 times in their history.
It’s the home side who enter the fixture with the better record, having won on 61 occasions, as opposed to Leicester’s 30 wins, alongside 29 draws.
City have won three times on the bounce against Leicester, including a 3-1 victory at the Etihad last season.
Betting odds and tips
- City to win: 1/3
- Leicester to win: Between 9/1 & 10/1
- Draw: 5/1
- City to win 2-0: 9/1
- Kevin De Bruyne to score: 11/8
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