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Community Shield – Leicester City vs Manchester City prediction

Community Shield - Leicester City vs Manchester City prediction

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Community Shield – Leicester City vs Manchester City prediction

Leicester City, winners of FA Cup will face Manchester City, Premier League champions in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Last season Leicester won their first FA Cup with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the final on May 15. Manchester City finished the 2020-21 Premier League season 12 points ahead of second-place Manchester United to reclaim the title from Liverpool. Here is our expert guess on Leicester City vs Manchester City football prediction, team news, and lineup. 

Team news

Leicester City

Wesley Fofana appears to be facing a lengthy absence after he was stretchered off the field on Wednesday night. With Jonny Evans also out and Wes Morgan no longer at the club, Wilfred Ndidi could be forced to play in the back four on Saturday.

summer signing Boubakary Soumare could start in midfield with Ndidi almost certainly needed in defense. Another summer signing, Ryan Bertrand should also start, but Patson Daka may be limited to the bench.

Since February Harvey Barnes hasn’t played in a competitive game, but he’s been a key player in the preseason and could start here. As rumors of a move to Arsenal intensify, James Maddison could be a surprise absentee from the starting XI.

First-choice Brendan Rodgers’ goalkeeping options were bolstered by the return of Kasper Schmeichel and back-up Danny Ward in their 3-2 win over Villarreal on Wednesday.

After suffering a nasty face injury at the start of the summer Timothy Castagne is still out, and James Justin is also out for the Foxes.

Manchester City

On Saturday’s game, Manchester City is in the process to deal with both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane. 

These many players have not played in pre-seasons since Euro 2020. Kyle Walker, John Stones, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ferran Torres, and Oleksandr Zinchenko. Hoping to get them a chance this time too.

Following his exploits at Copa America, Gabriel Jesus has yet to appear in pre-season. Guardiola may have to be creative upfront or turn to one of the youngsters without Sergio Aguero.

Phil Foden is out due to a foot injury sustained before the Euro 2020 final. Samuel Edozie has scored a couple of goals in pre-season and could earn a starting spot on City’s left-wing.

Leicester City vs Manchester City Prediction

On Saturday, FA Cup champions Leicester will face Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield.

Even though pre-season results aren’t all that important, Leicester has yet to win against Burton, Wolves, or Queens Park Rangers.

Manchester City has been scoring goals for fun in pre-season, despite missing the majority of their first-team squad.

Leicester should have a stronger core of regulars available on Saturday. Yet it is difficult to predict how teams will perform at this point in the season.

Leicester has many of their key players available, and we expect the Foxes to win this trophy for the second time in their history with a narrow victory. Man City would undoubtedly have the advantage if both teams were fully fit, but the Citizens will be missing a number of key players this weekend

Lineup

Leicester City possible starting lineup:

Schmeichel; Pereira, Ndidi, Soyuncu, Bertrand; Albrighton, Tielemans, Soumare, Barnes; Vardy, Iheanacho

Manchester City possible starting lineup:

Steffen; Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Mendy; Fernandinho, Gundogan, Palmer; Mahrez, B Silva, Edozie

Our Prediction: Leicester City 2-1 Manchester City

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