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Leicester City vs Manchester City match preview

Leicester city vs Manchester City match preview
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Leicester City will be back in action against top-placed Manchester City on Saturday which is set to be a thrilling encounter. The Foxes are looking to complete a league double over the City which would be their first since the 1986-87 season.


Their fixture in September last year ended in favor of Leicester with a massive scoreline of 5-2 at the Etihad. Manchester City has had a mixed result away against Leicester with two defeats and two victories in their last four fixtures.


After Chelsea in 2016-17 and Manchester United and Wolves last season, Leicester City could become just the fourth team to win the league double over a Pep Guardiola-coached side.Manchester City has only conceded eight goals away from home in the Premier League this season, with Tottenham in November becoming the only team to score more than once against the Citizens.


Manchester City has won all eight of their away league games by a cumulative score of 22-3.
“Leicester is a top-class team – they can beat us. The depth of their squad… I am impressed,”
“We will be closer to winning the title if we win and then every game after that is a final. The team will feel that, and we are ready to try it.
“People say we are close. The champions are Liverpool. We are in the best position. But United and Leicester can win a lot of games.
“Everything in football can happen. We need more than four wins to be champions and tomorrow is the first one, we will try. After that game, I will think of Borussia Dortmund.” Said the city boss Pep Guardiola in a pre-match interview.

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Maddison will be in contention for the game as confirmed by the Leicester boss.
“He’s back in training and he will be available for the weekend, so that’s great news for us,” Rodgers told the media on Thursday afternoon. “Clearly, he’s not 100 percent match fit but, in terms of his football fitness, he looks great.
“In the last few weeks, he’s been working with the team, with the players we have available, and he’s stepped that up. He’s not reporting any pain and he looks great. It’s really good news for us, his availability back into the squad again, and hopefully, he can stay fit now until the end of the season.”


Manchester City will face Borussia Dortmund after the trip against Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Kick-off time will be Saturday 19:30 EAT.

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