Leicester City vs Manchester City
|Date & Time||Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:45 AM (EST)|
The Line: Manchester City 1/2 Draw 3/1 Leicester City 9/2
BT Sport; Fox Soccer
One of the games of the weekend in the Premier League will see League Leaders Leicester City travel to Manchester City for what should be an absolute barn stormer of a game. Manchester City may have announced Pep Guardiola will be taking over as first team manager in the summer but Manuel Pelligrini has an unprecidented chance to win all four trophies available this season and with a supremely talented squad would anyone put it past Manchester City? Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Toure, Sterling and De Bruyne are among the best in football and with captain Vincent Kompany due back the back line should get a much needed boost soon. Manchester City have won seven of their last nine home games at the Ethiad and will be looking to make it eight and leap frog Leicester in the table.
Leicester City are without doubt the fairytale story this year and Claudio Ranieri's side have kept pace with the big boys. Jamie Vardy, Mahrez and Okazaki have shown an ability to compete against the best defences, they have managed to beat Liverpool, Tottenham ,Chelsea and have won all the games against the lower sides. Leicester managed a 0-0 with Manchester City at the King Power stadium and a similar result here would leave Leicester at least three clear still. Is it possible that a team with a bunch of players that have come through the lower leagues could really turn the Premier League on it's head and win it?
Well for me right now although Leicester are clearly a squad that lacks depth they have bundles of hard work. I think Ranieri will come into this game knowing it's a shot to nothing, Leicester are expected to lose here so why not go out and have a go? Leicester are going to play on the counter attack anyway, I dont think they will be overly passive here though and I have to say I fancy the underdogs here. I'm taking Leicester +1 on the handicap. Dont be surprised if Leicester City continue the fairytale and the bubble stays firmly a float after Saturday's early game.