Leicester City will face Manchester City in the fourth game week of the Premier League. Both teams have six points from their three matches with two wins and one loss. While City lost to Spurs in the opening game week, Leicester lost to West Ham in their second match.
Leicester scored five goals when the two teams met in Manchester in September last year and City will be hoping to atone for that heavy defeat in which Jamie Vardy netted a hat-trick. Brendan Rodgers’ side also came out on top in the Community Shield. Leicester City have had a decent start to the season with two wins, but their game plan collapsed against West Ham as Ayoze Perez was sent off in the first half of the game.
Leicester’s defence looked to be shaky in their previous match against Norwich, as we can see Norwich attempted a total of 14 shots on their goal and had a higher xG in that match. Leicester have had injury issues with their centre backs and have been starting with Daniel Amartey and Caglar Soyuncu at the back. Leicester will have to defend well against Manchester City who look to break the defence of their opponents with their quick movement and passing.
Jamie Vardy will be the man in the spotlight for Leicester as he has had a good goal scoring record against the Cityzens. The Foxes will also be looking for another great performance from Youri Tielemans who has been one of the main squad members for Leicester recently.
Manchester City have scored 10 goals in their last two games and have dominated the game completely giving the opposition no chance to turn the game around. They have had the most number of attacking actions and have been able to find a way past the opposition defence with ease. Manchester City’s style of play is such that they are very patient in the build up towards goal and keep rotating the ball till they find space. But it has been observed that when Manchester City are pressed higher up the field, then tend to make mistakes that can lead to them conceding.
The above visual shows us how Manchester City dominated the game against Arsenal with 22 shots on goal. The Manchester City defence did not allow Arsenal to take even one attempt on goal. Manchester City have the lowest number of shots taken against them with only three shots against them in three matches.
Ferran Torres has been in red hot form for the Cityzens and will most probably start for them on Saturday. New signing Jack Grealish has also impressed in all his starts for Manchester City and Leicester defenders will have to watch out for him. But with Ederson being barred by Brazilian FA to take part in any club games for 5 days and Zack Steffen rules out due to testing positive for Covid, Manchester City will be forced to start third choice keeper Scott Carson in goal.
The match is definitely going to be a nail biting clash as none of the last 11 meetings between them have resulted in a draw. Although, Manchester City might have the upper hand in the clash as their performances have been better as compared to Leicester’s performances in the past few weeks.