Manchester City will play against Leicester City and will look forward to making three straight Premier League victories. From the first three games, the Citizens have six points and are seventh in the table, while Leicester has six points and are ninth after three rounds of fixtures in England’s top flight. Here is our expert guess on Leicester City vs Manchester City football prediction, team news, and lineup for the first Premier League of the season.
Luke Thomas continues to impress for the Foxes and should keep his spot and after missing the start of the season due to COVID-19 Ryan Bertrand should be back in contention.
Ricardo Pereira is likely to miss the game due to a hamstring injury, he was also unable to join the Portugal squad due to a thigh injury.
On the other hand, Jonny Evans and Jannik Vestergaard could be included in the squad after they have accelerated their recoveries during the international break.
To recover from an injury-plagued start to the season Kevin De Bruyne used the international break rather than travel with Belgium’s national team, but he remains a doubt here.
During the break, Manchester City prevented Gabriel Jesus and Ederson from traveling to Brazil, and the pair are now barred from playing in this game as a result of a FIFA ruling invoked by the Brazilian FA.
Scott Carson is expected to start in goal with Zack Steffen in quarantine due to a positive COVID test, with Sterling and Mahrez vying for the role of Jesus.
John Stones could make his first appearance for City this season as Aymeric Laporte has been fatigued during the break.
Leicester City vs Manchester City Prediction
So far from the first three games, Leicester has two wins but their 4-1 loss to West Ham was concerning. After losing to Tottenham on the opening weekend Manchester City has won back-to-back 5-0 games against Norwich and Arsenal.
Leicester won the Community Shield last month and defeated City 5-2 at the Etihad earlier in the season.
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
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