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Leicester City vs Manchester City 09/11/2021 Soccer Picks, Preview and Betting Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Leicester City FC vs Manchester City FC – Upper-table teams Leicester City and Manchester City clash in an English Premier League on Saturday, September 11, at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. Firstly, the kickoff is at 10:00 AM ET. RUSH, ESPN Sur, and Optus Sport are covering the game on television for international audiences. In addition, SofaScore will stream the match live. Certainly, both teams hope to resume their winning run to catch up with early leaders Tottenham Hotspur.
On the other hand, the Sky Blues, who failed to get the services of Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane before the international break, hope to extend their winning streak to three games. However, Leicester looks to follow up on their win against Norwich City on August 28. Online soccer oddsmakers will be in for an exciting matchup between the two of the top teams in the Premier League with the defending champions Manchester City slightly favored in this clash.
Leicester City vs Manchester City 09/11/2021
Leicester City FC
The Foxes (2-0-1, 6 points) relied on the second-half strike by Marc Albrighton to put out Norwich City in a game at Carrow Road. Furthermore, Leicester City had fewer shots despite holding most of the possession in the encounter. The victory gave them their second win in three matches as they also bounced back from an embarrassing 1-4 setback at the hands of West Ham United. Currently in ninth spot, the Foxes have only netted four goals in three games but their not-so-impressive defense has surrendered five.
To stand a chance against City, they must be solid on their defensive stance to prevent the visitors from scoring at will. Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and the defensive line will have their hands full against the dreaded Sky Blues’ offense. In the offensive scheme of things, Leicester is expected to rely on Vardy, Ricardo Pereira, and possibly Youri Tielemans.
Players to Watch: Jamie Vardy (2 goals, 1 assist), Youri Tielemans (1 goal), Marc Albrighton (1 goal), Ricardo Pereira (2 assists).
Manchester City FC
After losing in their first game against Tottenham where they scored no goal, the Sky Blues (2-0-1, 6 points) have waxed hot in their next two matches against Norwich City and Arsenal. As a result, they scored a combined 10 goals. In their last game against Arsenal, Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, and Rodri combined for five goals to prove that they are still a force to reckon with in the Premier League. They were able to fire 25 attempts on goal (10 on target) as compared to one attempt by Arsenal, who found out that their defensive scheme was not effective against the defending champions.
Furthermore, Manchester City has a lot of offensive weapons on their roster and expects that they will be firing at all angles to keep Leicester’s defense busy. Their defense has been superb as they have allowed just one goal in three games. On the other hand, Ederson will seek to extend his clean sheet streak to three against Leicester. The team hopes to keep in step with the leaders in the early part of the tournament.
Players to Watch: Ferran Torres (2 goals, 1 assist), Gabriel Jesus (1 goal, 3 assists), Jack Grealish (1 goal, 1 assist), Riyad Mahrez (1 goal, 1 assist), Raheem Sterling (1 goal).
Leicester City vs Manchester City Betting Numbers
Summary: Moreover, online sites betting on soccer place Manchester City as the heavy favorite for the showdown against Leicester City. Although the hosts can put up a strong defensive stance against the defending champions. Meanwhile, the offense Pep Guardiola’s wards are putting up every game is tremendous and elite that only a few teams can match up or overcome. Leicester should keep Manchester City in check and take advantage of possible opportunities to score in counterattacks.
Moneyline: The Sky Blues hold a -136 moneyline for this matchup being the favorites. The Foxes are rendered with a +364 being the underdogs for this showdown. A draw merits a +281 moneyline.
Pick: Manchester City will dominate and emerge victorious in this clash against Leicester City, 3-1.