There is a repeat of this season’s Community Shield as Leicester host Manchester City at the King Power Stadium this Saturday at 3p.m. Both sides have started the season in decent form, but they have dropped points to their Premier League rivals already. The sides will want to get back on track after the international break with a win this weekend. We have all the latest team news, tips and best odds for the headline fixture on Saturday.
Leicester beat Norwich 2-1 last time out, recovering from a recent 4-1 loss to West Ham. The Foxes also beat Wolves 1-0 at home in their first match of the season. Man City recorded big consecutive wins against Norwich and Arsenal 5-0 in recent weeks, beating both sides 5-0. The results marked improvement since the Citizen’s opening day 1-0 defeat at Tottenham. Looking at the absentees for both sides, Ayoze Perez is suspended for Leicester. Nampalys Mendy (groin), Wesley Fofana (calf), James Justin (knee) and Ricardo Pereira (thigh) are also out. For City, Phil Foden (ankle) and Zack Steffen (coronavirus) are unavailable and Kevin De Bruyne (ankle) is unlikely to feature.
Matchwinner Betting Odds
There are some interesting options for in the match-winner markets for Leicester vs Man City. The visitors are the overwhelming favourites following their consecutive 5-0 wins recently. City are backed at 29/50 by Novibet to defeat the Foxes. Leicester are outsiders, with SBK providing the best odds at 28/5. However, there is value in backing the home side this weekend. They have beaten City twice in their last three meetings, including a 1-0 victory in the Community Shield in August. To get the best value this weekend, a draw is the best option. City have failed to win in three of their last five visits to the King Power and Leicester are in good home form, winning six of their last eight. For the best value on a draw between Leicester and Man City, go with SBK’s odds of 7/2.
Plenty of goals have been scored in recent meetings between these sides with 0-0 stalemates a rarity. In the under/over goals market, there is value on backing either under 2.5 goals or over 2.5 goals between Leicester and Man City. So far this season, Leicester and City have seen over 2.5 goals in two of their three matches. To back more goals this weekend, MansionBet will provide the best odds at 4/5. Our tip this weekend is to go for a lower scoreline. In recent meetings between these sides, four of the last six matches have ended in under 2.5 goals. The last two matches at the King Power have also produced under 2.5 goals. Betfred will return odds of 6/5 for another low scorer on Saturday.
Anytime Goalscorer Betting
Leicester and Man City have plenty of quality in their ranks and it could just take a single moment of brilliance to separate these sides. Man City have plenty of goal scorers across the pitch, with several players already finding the net. Fernan Torres has played a central role as a false nine in recent weeks and the Spaniard has two goals in his first three matches. He is backed at 9/5 by Unibet to score again against Leicester. However, our tip is to back Leicester veteran Jamie Vardy. Vardy was in top form against Norwich before the international break, putting in a man of the match performance and getting on the score sheet. He already has two goals this season and is backed at 29/10 by Unibet to find the net again this weekend.
Leicester and City will want to lay down an early maker as top of the table contenders. This fixture is a great chance for either side to win points early in the season and throw a warning to their rivals. We do hope you have enjoyed reading our free Leicester City v Manchester City Premier League Betting Tips 11/09/2021 but please remember, although we provide honest betting tips, they are never guaranteed to win. We do our best though, to provide honest bet tips and advice which we genuinely think offer good betting value and will hopefully lead to long term betting profits. Another thing you can do to make your betting bank go further checking out our homepage for the latest free bets and betting offers. We provide all the best bookies free bets and welcome bonuses, so see what you can claim this weekend and bet with the bookmakers money instead of your own. If you are betting though, please remember to gamble responsibly, within your limits and keep it fun, and, good luck.