League-leading Manchester City will look to close out their 2019 Premier League season in style when they host Leicester City in a contest that has the look of a virtual lock from where I’m sitting. Now, with Leicester City looking to pull off the huge upset, let’s find out where the best value lies in this pairing when it goes down live from Etihad Stadium on Monday.
Leicester City vs Manchester City 2019 Premier League Odds & Game Pick
“Leicester have a good record against Man City. Everyone remembers the 4-2 defeat at Leicester and it left a big scar.” – Stuart Brennan, Manchester Evening News. 🗞— Leicester City (@LCFC) May 6, 2019
- When: Monday May 6, 2019, 3:00 PM ET
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
- TV: NBC
- Live Stream: NBCSports.com
- 2019 Premier League Odds: Manchester City -833 / Leicester City +1400 / Draw +800
Why Bet On Manchester City?
Manchester City have won five straight since suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Tottenham back on April 9. Manchester City comes into this affair off a narrow, 1-0 win over Burnley on April 28. The Sky Blues played some fantastic defense and controlled the ball 70 percent of the time while getting the game-winning goal from Sergio Aguero. Manchester City has put a mind-boggling 90 goals on the board this season while allowing just 22 in 37 Premier League matches to rank first in goal differential at a whopping +68. Aguero has scored a team-high 20 goals which is three better than teammate and assist leader Raheem Sterling.
Why Bet On Leicester City?
After suffering a 1-0 loss against Newcastle and a 2-2 tie against Wolverhampton in their previous two matches, The Foxes picked up a commanding 3-0 win over Arsenal at home on April 28 while watching opposing goalie Ainsley Maitland-Niles red carded on 36 minutes. Leicester City got a pair of goals from Jaime Vardy and another from Youri Tielemans to get the emphatic win. Leicester City has scored 51 goals in 36 Premier League matches while allowing 47 defensively to sit in ninth place in the EPL standings. Vardy has scored a team-high 18 goals this season while James Maddison has racked up a team-high seven assists.
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Leicester City vs Manchester City
With 15 wins and an identical 15 losses in Premier League play this season, clearly Leicester City is the complete and utter definition of mediocre. Conversely, with just two losses in 37 Premier League matches, Manchester City is elite – and by far – the better team in this mismatch of a pairing. The Sky Blues have the look of a team determined to control its own destiny as the 2019 EPL season comes to a close. I’m expecting Man City to win this one by at least two goals at the very least to extract the revenge they are seeking after falling to Leicester City 2-1 the last time they met in December of 2018.
2019 Champions League Pick: Manchester City 3 Leicester City 1