Man City v Leicester: Predicted XIs & Premier League preview

Gameweek 25 starts with a monster match.

Against all the odds, Man City versus Leicester is a top versus second clash, and the Foxes are the ones on top of the table.

Following their awesome win over Liverpool in midweek, capped with a Jamie Vardy double, Claudio Ranieri’s side are three points clear of Manuel Pellegrini’s charges, who ground out a 1-0 win over Sunderland in midweek.

Many people will view Saturday’s game as a major test for Leicester.

No one expected them to be in this position in February, and it seems the people still are shocked with every great result they pull off.


But perhaps that’s the wrong way to look at things altogether. Perhaps its Man City who are facing the mega challenge. They have all the pressure on them, while the visitors are free to play their game and continue to upset the apple cart.

Leicester, lest we forget, have only lost twice (!) all season. Man City, by contrast, have lost five times.

Jeffrey Schlupp remains Leicester’s only major absentee, while while City have far more headaches with Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Kevin De Bruyne, Fabian Delph, Samir Nasri and Wilfried Bony all out.

Looking at the stats, City have won 16 of the last 19 league games at the Etihad, while Sergio Aguero has 12 goals in his last ten league games. On the flipside, Leicester have lost just one of their last 15 EPL away games.


Man City possible XI: Hart, Sagna, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov, Silva, Fernandinho, Toure, Sterling, Aguero, Iheanacho

Leicester possible XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs, Mahrez, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy