Leicester Hopes to Capitalize on Manchester City's Premier League StrugglesPublished December 10, 2016 by Florin P
Recent Premier League Champions seek redemption in high profile Premier League fixture on Saturday (12:30 p.m UK Time).
Leicester lost three of the last four Premier League matches by 2-1 and were on the verge of suffering an identical defeat against Middlesbrough. Two weeks ago, they were lucky to score in the final minute of overtime but overall they showed serious weakness. If they are to salvage this disappointing season, they need to rebound quickly and opportunity will present itself on Saturday. They take on Manchester City, a team that was equally disappointing of late and one fighting a war on two fronts.
Manchester City Players Under Tremendous Pressure
Guardiola managed to secure qualification to the Champions League playoffs ahead of the final match of the group stage. However, their campaign in the most prestigious European competition wasn’t a smooth ride. The team struggled heavily on the road and won just once in Germany, despite being much more effective in Premier League road games.
In the most recent fixture against Chelsea, the team failed miserably and allowed three unanswered goals after opening the score. To make matters worse, players are losing their composure and pick up yellow and red cards at a frantic pace. These unexpected and hard to justify meltdowns will have them play without Aguero and Fernandinho. Both players were sent off in the minutes of overtime last Sunday.
A Decent Home Record for Leicester
The reigning champions have the worst record on the road, but they are still a tough nut to crack at home. With three victories in seven games and just one defeat, they won’t roll over for Manchester City. Ranieri will switch to a more defensive starting formation, trying to capitalize on the visitors’ struggles. Picking up a point would be regarded as a success for the hosts and this is the result Leicester will push for.
Manchester City hasn’t won back-to-back games in more than two months and will have a hard time in Leicester. Punters should take the even odds offered by bet365 Sports and place a double chance bet on the hosts.