Several exciting matches will take place in the fourth round of the English Premier League, which is considered one of the most interesting European football championships. The game between Leicester and Manchester City is believed to be one of them for sure.
The match is scheduled for September 11th. The meeting will take place at the home stadium of Leicester – King Power.
Both teams are competing for the top places in the standings at the moment. Manchester City was considered the favorite of the tournament even before the start of the Premier League 2021-2022. Leicester did not claim the championship, but the team has every chance of gaining a foothold at the top of the table.
Who is the favorite of the match?
According to experts of the website with forecasts Liontips.com, Manchester City have more chances to win. The probability of victory for the “citizens” is estimated with a bet of 1.50. The probability that the match will end in a draw is slightly lower – 4.50. Leicester’s victory is the least likely – the probability that the home team will win is estimated at 6.00.
Football players from Manchester want to get revenge for the last defeat from Leicester. The Citizens lost the last match, and what’s more they did it in the final of the English Super Cup.
Manchester City played quite confidently the first three meetings of the Premier League this season. Apart from the defeat in the first match against Tottenham, the “citizens” are playing very confidently. They scored 10 goals in the last two matches without conceding a single goal into their own net.
Leicester won the Premier League in 2016. Then the team took first place in the season, surprisingly becoming the champion.
Since then, Leicester has not repeated the result, occupying the middle places in the standings at the end of the season. However, the trend has changed over the past few years – the team from Leicester, apparently, wants to take the first places in the national rankings one more time.
Despite the fact that analysts consider Manchester City to be the favorite of the upcoming meeting, Leicester can also surprise its fans. The Foxes have already beaten both Manchester City and Chelsea, a London club that is also is considerate to be the favorite of the English Championship.
Leicester earned 6 points in his first three games this season. The team won two matches and lost one match with a score of 1:4.
The first time the teams met almost 125 years ago – in 1895. Since then, Leicester and Manchester City have played 124 matches. Slightly less than half of all meetings ended with the victory of the “citizens”. The ‘’Foxes’’ from Leicester won 33 matches. The rest of the matches ended in a draw.
In the Premier League, the teams have met 80 times. Manchester City have won 36 times and Leicester have won 27 times.
The last five meetings in the period 2019-2021 ended ambiguously. The players from Leicester have won twice, the players from Manchester City have won three times.