Match date: 29 Dec 2015
| Sport: Football
| Competition: England Premier League
| Stake: 7/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Leicester was stopped by Liverpool in previous round after ten rounds without defeat and they are currently are at 2nd position at the table in Premier league and now will host Manchester City in 19th round. This will for sure be another big test for Leicester and they must show really great performances here to achieve another victory and reclaim 1st position. Leicester now has 1 point and one match less than Arsenal and three points more than Manchester City, in case of defeat they would drop down to a third position and to avoid that now must consolidate their squad and prepare for duel against one of main pretenders for the title. They are one of the biggest surprises in this season in Premier league and so far suffered only two defeats, in previous round against Liverpool and in 7th round against Arsenal, Leicester is also one of the most effective teams in league with 37 goals scored while conceded 25. All in all, Leicester is playing great football in this campaign and showed that they are capable to achieve great results, but are they capable to achieve another positive outcome against great team such as Manchester City, we'll see. As for absent players, defender Jeffrey Schlupp and defensive midfielder Daniel Drinkwater will be out due to injuries, defensive midfielder Mathew James is also out due to fitness problems while forward Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez are in doubt since Vardy played with fewer against Liverpool, both player are playing on very high level since this campaign started and they need rest.
Manchester City is great team, they are for sure one of main pretenders for the title and now must go for a victory in order to reach 2nd position. They are coming here after victory over Sunderland at home while before that suffered defeat against Arsenal on the road. Manchester City is struggling to find consistency in their play but they are with no doubt one of the strongest teams in league, so far they achieved good results, they also managed to reach Champions league knockout stage and now have imperative to win and keep up with Arsenal in battle for title. They have positive record in duels against Leicester and in last four duel they achieved four victories, now must try to celebrate against them for the 5th time in a row. Manchester City scored equal number of goals as Leicester, 37 and they are two most effective teams in league, Citizens have better defense and conceded 5 goals less. They have failed to win in last five Premier league matches on the road and now must go for a victory at all costs. Coach Manuel Pellegrini can't count on midfielder Samir Nasri and defender Vincent Kompany due to injuries while forward Sergio Aguero is in doubt due to minor injury.
This will for sure be great match between two great teams which are also most effective teams in league, Leicester achieved impressive results so far but they seemed a little tired in previous duel against Liverpool and now have a really hard task to achieve another positive outcome in front of their fans, while Manchester City is coming here after convincing victory in previous round over Sunderland and for sure will give their best to earn all three points here and get on only one point difference to Arsenal, I expect great match with both teams to score.