Surpassing the Citizens by fighting their way out of the table, the Foxes have made it to the 2nd position in the table with 39 points. Despite their draw in the last game, Leicester City’s win streak in the campaign has been solid and seems like more of a statement to the top 6. But for Manchester City, a sudden decline in their form in recent games has led the team to a couple of losses which had an effect on their campaign. Although they have the perfect opportunity to sketch out their resurgence in the league as they face off against the Foxes who have taken over their position. Therefore on Matchday 18, the Citizens will have their chance at home to hunt down the threatening Foxes.
When is the Man City VS Leicester City clash?
Event: 2019-20 English Premier League
Game: Manchester City VS Leicester City
Date: Saturday 21 December
Location: Manchester (Etihad Stadium)
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Manchester City – 1.33
Leicester City – 8.00
Draw – 5.50
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Manchester City remain the highest-scoring team in the 2019-20 Premier League season to date and they have recorded 14 wins in their last 17 home PL matches, scoring two or more goals on 12 occasions. Whereas Leicester still remain the league’s most resilient side, conceding just 0.65 goals per-match so far. Furthermore, since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers, the ‘Foxes’ have been strong against some of the big contenders of the league from last season.
Head to Head
Over a series of meetings in the past, the hosting side has been the winner in most of the clashes between these two teams. Although City’s form this season is undoubtedly splendid, a bit of slips here and there has cost them their perfect trailing of the Reds as they slid down to the 3rd spot. But the Foxes’ campaign seems to be one of the best in the season, after winning 8 games in a row until they drew recently 1-1 with Norwich.
Battling it out for the 2nd position, both teams have shown determination in their games for the title chase as they hustle against one another. Undoubtedly the Foxes have displayed one of the best defenses of the season, helping them to bag many clean sheet victories. But let’s not underestimate the hosts who have lost just twice at home and have a good record at this Stadium.
Can the Citizens hunt down the Foxes?
Well, definitely yes! With the kind of progress they have made throughout the season except for their recent decline, they look really capable of winning this clash. Pep Guardiola’s side are still the highest scoring side in the campaign, with a stunning record of 2.76 goals per-match on average. Apparently netting goals won’t be a concern for the hosts but a solid defending will be an essential ingredient in their clash against the visitors.
Just as the Foxes boast one of the best attacks in the league with Jamie Vardy charging from the front, they should be hard to control on the pitch. Complementing their attack, the visitors also possess a good wall, which is never talked about much but will be a concern for the hosts.
The odds say it all, the Citizens are the favorites to win this game at the Etihad Stadium but it won’t be as easy as it is said. This clash will metaphorically symbolize the Citizen’s crossroads in the campaign, after making it this far, they can’t turn back from their title chase. But this clash is undoubtedly a tough hurdle to cross and the Foxes are a fine team too with a splendid record. Therefore a great game can be expected out of this clash, with a promise of goals from both ends and the odds favor the hosts.