Two teams that have started the season in mixed form face off at the King Power in this Saturday 3pm kick off. Both Leicester City and Manchester City come into this match with six points from their opening three games although the momentum is with the away side following two straight wins by identical 5-0 scorelines.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester went down 4-1 to an impressive West Ham side three weeks ago but they did recover to edge past struggling Norwich City prior to the international break.
The most popular British-facing bookmakers have installed Pep Guardiola’s visitors as the clear favourites but if there is to be an upset, it would come at relatively generous odds.
LCFC vs MCFC Match Odds
Manchester City are way out in front in the result betting and you can pick up Pep’s men at a general 4/7. A share of the points is next on the list with most bookies going 3/1 on the draw while a win for home side Leicester is on offer at best industry odds of 5/1.
Home advantage could play more of a part this season with crowds back in stadiums and it’s worth remembering that Leicester City beat these opponents just a few weeks ago. The Community Shield is seen as a serious piece of silverware these days and the Foxes’ 1-0 victory shouldn’t be ignored.
Manchester City do have that serious momentum despite losing to Spurs on the opening weekend. Back-to-back 5-0 wins over Norwich and Arsenal have followed and it has been an impressive two weeks since that early setback.
Leicester City are level on points with Saturday’s opponents although their goal difference is -1 to Manchester City’s +9. While there is no disgrace in losing to an impressive West Ham team, that 4-1 margin of defeat has led to that negative goal difference and will clearly concern the manager.
Overall, however, Leicester’s form has been good and, if you subscribe to the theory that the 4-1 reverse was a blip, the draw could well be a likely and generously-priced outcome.
Three Manchester City players occupy a joint favourites position at the top of the first goalscorer betting. Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling are the men in question while Riyad Mahrez is only marginally further back at 6/1.
Leicester City’s first representative in this market is Jamie Vardy and the former England striker looks generous at his best odds of 17/2.
In terms of potential value from midfield, Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan is on offer at best odds of 8/1 while Leicester’s James Maddison is quoted at a top price of 14/1.
Turning away from individual betting and Both Teams to Score is listed for Saturday at 4/5 in most places. If you want to vote No on BTTS, that option extends to best odds of 11/10.
In the Total Goals betting, a modest punt Above the 2.5 line will attract general odds of 3/4 but, if we take that one rung higher to Over 3.5, the price extends to 15/8.
The scoring stats show that Manchester City have scored ten and conceded just once in their opening three league games of 2021/22. Both Teams to Score would not have converted in any of those three matches.
For Leicester City, the numbers show four goals for and five against in that same, three-game period. With two strong sides on display, there is the potential for goals but we’d need to ignore Both Teams to Score and aim relatively high in the totals markets to find any real value.
Rounding off with the Correct Score market and anyone eyeing up a high scoring draw could look at a 2-2 final outcome which is quoted at a top price of 18/1. Alternatively, a 2-1 win for Manchester City can be found at a best of 9/1 while the same scoreline in favour of Leicester City is on offer at a general 18/1.
Our Preview’s Leicester vs Man City Betting Tips Verdict
Anyone who is looking to get behind Man City this weekend might want to look at the handicap betting for some extra value. While they are coming into this match with those two straight 5-0 wins, Leicester are always tough to beat and 8/15 on the away win looks uncomfortably short.
A regular Leicester side can be a match for any team so we’re going to disregard their heavy defeat and get behind the draw. It should be an attacking 90 minutes and Over 3.5 goals is a strong pick but we’ll finish with Ilkay Gundogan for an anytime goal.
The German international averages around one in four, he is already off the mark this season and looks quite generous at odds of 11/4. So these are the betting tips for this LCFC vs MCFC preview:
- Take the draw at best odds of 16/5 with William Hill, Betfred or Betfair.
- Expect Ilkay Gundogan to score at any time at 11/4 with Paddy Power or Betfair.
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