Leicester v Man City: Premier League preview, line-ups & predictions

Leicester conceded 5 in their midweek Champions League match
Leicester conceded 5 in their midweek Champions League match

Leicester v Man City: Premier League preview

The last two Premier League champions face off at the King Power on Saturday, with both sides in search of their best form.

Leicester suffered a 5-0 defeat at Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday, although they had already qualified as group winners.

A rotated Man City side drew 1-1 with Celtic on Tuesday in a dead rubber tie. Kalechi Iheanacho scored for the hosts. City have now conceded at least one goal in each of their last seven matches.

Last weekend, Pep Guardiola’s side dropped to fourth in the table after suffering a 3-1 home defeat to leaders Chelsea.

Leicester didn’t fare much better, losing 2-1 to Sunderland. Claudio Ranieri’s side are 16th in the table, with just one win in their last eight matches in all competitions.

Boosted odds on Man City
Boosted odds on Man City

Team news: Trio suspended for Man City

Kasper Schmeichel is back in training after recovering from a hand injury, but Saturday is likely to come too soon for the Dane, meaning Ron-Robert Zeiler will continue to deputise in goal.

Danny Drinkwater is suspended for the hosts, leaving King to partner Amartey in midfield. Nampalys Mendy is expected to be named on the bench after returning from injury on Wednesday night.

Robert Huth has shaken off a back problem and will be fine for the match.

As for the Sky Blues, Raheem Sterling is a slight doubt for the match with a knee problem.

Sergio Aguero will serve the first of a four-match suspension on Saturday for his reckless tackle on David Luiz. Fernandinho begins his three-match ban for his involvement in the result fracas, while Nicolas Otamendi is also suspendedafter he collected his fifth yellow card of the season.

Iheanacho will start up front for Pep’s side, while Yaya Toure could replace Fernandinho in midfield.

Leicester predicted line-up

Man City predicted line-up

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