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Leicester City and Manchester City meet at King Power Stadium, in a match for the 19th round of the Premier League. The head‑to‑head record at this stadium favours the away team, since in the last 3 head‑to‑heads they won 2 and tied 1. Accordingly, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Premier League, on 13‑12‑2014, Manchester City won by (0‑1). F. Lampard (40' ) scored the only goal of the match. The home/away factor is worth special atention, since although this is a match between 1st and 3rd of the league table, it’s also a match between the 3rd best team in home matches and the 12th best in away matches.

Analysis of Leicester City

The home team is currently in the 1st position of the league, with 38 points won, after 11 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Everton, by (2‑3). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Liverpool, by (1‑0). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since they have won 21 points in away matches, with 21 goals scored and 12 conceded, against 17 points won at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 13 conceded. For the league, Leicester City won 17 points out of 24 possible points, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 8 home matches.

In this competition, they haven’t lost any of the last 4 home matches. The most recurrent result at half‑time in their home league matches was the 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 18 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 7 times and have only turned the score around in 2.

Leicester comes to this match after an away loss against Liverpool, registering the second consecutive loss in the league. After this hard match they are now up against Manchester City. Despite the latest negative results, coach Claudio Ranieri should use the same defensive strategy, exploring counterattacks whenever possible. Absent due to injuries are Ritchie de Laet and Matty James.

Confirmed Lineup: K. Schmeichel, R. Huth, W. Morgan, C. Fuchs, D. Simpson, M. Albrighton, D. Drinkwater, G. İnler, N. Kanté, J. Vardy, R. Mahrez.
Coach: C. Ranieri.

Analysis of Manchester City

The away team is currently in the 3rd position of the league, with 35 points won, after 11 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Arsenal, by (2‑1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Sunderland, by (4‑1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 11 points in away matches and 24 points at their stadium, with 29 goals scored and 12 goals conceded at home, against 8 goals scored and 8 conceded in away matches. In the last 8 away league matches Manchester City has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 24 possible.

In this competition, they haven’t won any of the last 5 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (4 out of 8 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 5 of the last 8 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 18 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 5 times and have only turned the score around in 1.

Manchester City comes to this match motivated by a comfortable 4-1win over Sunderland, with goals by Sterling, Touré, Bony and De Bruyne. Coach Manuel Pellegrini should play in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation, attacking with mnay players in an organized fashion. It’s not certain though whether Aguero or Bony will play in front. Zabaleta and Nasri are injured, while Kompany is still in doubt.

Confirmed Lineup: J. Hart, N. Otamendi, B. Sagna, A. Kolarov, E. Mangala, K. De Bruyne, Y. Touré, R. Sterling, David Silva, Fernandinho, S. Agüero.
Coach: M. Pellegrini.

Betting suggestion:

Analysing the last head to heads we expect an open match with many goal opportunities for both teams. Moreover, both Leicester and Manchester City like to attack and allow spaces in the back , increasing the tendency for goals, which is why the final score is likely to be over 2,5 goals.
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Premier League - 2015/2016

  • 100% 380 / 380 Games

  • Home team wins 41.32%
  • Draws 28.16%
  • Away team wins 30.53%
  • Over 1.5 73.16%
  • Over 2.5 52.89%
  • Over 3.5 30.53%
  • Goals 1026
  • Goals /match 2.7
  • Goals /match home 1.49
  • Goals /match away 1.21
  • Both teams score 51.84%
  • Goals after 80' 16.86%
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