In the English Premier League, third place Manchester City will look to take care of business at home when they host second place Leicester City in a huge matchup of legitimate EPL championship hopefuls on Saturday. With both clubs going all-out for the statement-making win, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their soccer odds when this one goes down live from Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City vs Leicester City 2019 English Premier League Lines & Pick
- When: Saturday December 21, 2019, 12:30 PM (EST)
- Where: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England
- TV: NBC
- Live Stream: NBC Sports Live
- Soccer Odds: Leicester City +614 (+1½) / Manchester City -277 (-1½) / Draw +256 / Total 2½
Why Bet On Leicester City?Leicester City might be on the road in this intriguing matchup, but there are a handful of great reasons to back the Foxes in this intriguing affair. Leicester City has gone a stupendous 10-1-0 in their last 11 total matches. The Foxes will be quite motivated after recording a draw in their last Premier League match against Norwich City, although the Foxes did manage to get past Everton 4-2 on penalties on Wednesday. James Maddison and then Jonny Evans scored within three minutes of each other while Jamie Vardy added the game-winner with a right-footed shot to the bottom right corner.
Leicester City is in second place in the EPL standings, having scored 40 goals in 17 matches while allowing just 11 to sit at +29 in goal differential. Vardy has a team-high 16 goals while Madison has added five. The Foxes have scored 27 goals while allowing just six over their last 10 matches while going 5-5 against the Over/Under total.
- 1-K. Schmeichel
- 28-C. Fuchs
- 2-D. Simpson
- 5-W. Morgan
- 15-H. Maguire
- 14-Adrien Silva
- 26-N Mendy
- 7-D. Gray
- 9-J. Vardy
- 8-K. Iheanacho
Why Bet On Manchester City?Manchester City has won three straight while scoring three goals or more in each contest, including their 3-1 win over Oxford in their Carabao Cup showdown on Wednesday. England striker Marcus Rashford found the back of the net before Ryan Jackson added an own goal by and Anthony Martial finished off Oxford for the win. Manchester City also shut out Arsenal 3-0 in their last EPL match on Sunday as Kevin De Bruyne scored twice and assisted on Raheem Sterling’s goal.
Manchester City is in third place in the EPL standings, having scored a league-high 47 goals in 17 matches while allowing 19 to sit at +28 in goal differential and four points behind Leicester City. Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling are tied with a team-high 9 goals while Kevin De Bruyne has deed six and both, Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva have added five. The Citizens have scored 21 goals while allowing 13 over their last 10 matches while going 2-8 against the Over/Under total.
- 31-Ederson Moraes
- 2-K. Walker
- 14-A. Laporte
- 5-J. Stones
- 11-O. Zinchenko
- 21-David Silva
- 17-K. De Bruyne
- 8-I. Gundogan
- 26-R. Mahrez
- 7-R. Sterling
- 9-G. Jesús
Expert Analysis & Score Prediction for Manchester City vs Leicester CityManchester City might be playing at home in this affair, but I love the way Leicester City has been playing this season and I believe their superior defense and better balance scoring the ball offensively will lead them to the draw in this match at the very least. While Man City has gone 5-1-2 at home this season, Leicester City has recorded an identical 5-1-2 mark on the road.
The bad news for the Citizens is that they’ve gone just 6-8-3 ATS so far this season and an uninspiring 2-5-1 ATS at home while the Foxes have gone a stellar 11-3-3 ATS and 6-1-1 ATS on the road. Manchester City beat Leicester City 1-0 on May 6, but the longtime rivals went 1-1-1 in three matches last season. The Sky Blues might be playing at home, but again, I like the Foxes for the easy draw at the very least to easily cover the + 1½-goal spread.
Score: Manchester City 2 – Leicester City 2