Leicester City vs. Man CityLeicester-Man City match details
Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick off: 5:30PM
Yesterday on Naija News 247 News Football Insight episode, we pre analyzed one of the Saturday English Premier League match, Leicester City vs Manchester City and today is the match day.
First takes on third in the Premier League this evening as leaders Manchester City make the trip to fellow in-form side Leicester City.
Man City have won four in a row in all competitions and remain on course for a quadruple, while Leicester have won three on the spin and are also battling on multiple fronts.
Just 16 games stand between Pep Guardiola’s side and a piece of English football history as they attempt to win a clean sweep of domestic and European honours.
The Citizens do not even necessarily have to win all of those games, either, especially given that they boast a 14-point lead on Manchester United in the Premier League.
Come the end of the weekend, it may well be that Leicester are the Citizens’ biggest title threat, with the Foxes just a point behind second-placed Man United.
Winning the title is not the aim for Leicester this term, of course, but rather finishing above some heavyweight clubs to secure a top-four spot and Champions League football.
The Foxes have defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 and Sheffield United 5-0 in their last two league games to recover from a recent wobble.
Brendan Rodgers’s men are also in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where Southampton await, after beating Man United 3-1 in their last match before the international break.
Leicester certainly have momentum on their side and plenty to play for over the remaining seven weeks of the season, and the same is very much true for their opponents.
Man City’s record winning run may have been ended in a 2-0 loss to Man United last month, but they responded to that with wins over Southampton and Fulham in the league.
With a fifth title in 10 years as good as wrapped up, next week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg with Borussia Dortmund may well take priority for Guardiola.
There is also the small matter of the upcoming EFL Cup final with Tottenham Hotspur, plus an FA Cup semi-final with Chelsea, in what will be a defining few weeks.
A huge run of fixtures begins with this trip to the King Power Stadium on Saturday, and three more points in the East Midlands would be the perfect way to keep the momentum going.
Leicester City possible XI: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Fofana, Albrighton, Tielemans, Ndidi, Praet, Castagne, Vardy, Iheanacho.
Manchester City possible XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.
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