Football Predictions

Leicester vs Man City predictions, live stream options & confirmed line-ups

By Steve Jennings

Published: 17:00, 22 February 2020

Leicester could close the gap between themselves and Manchester City back to one point by beating the Premier League champions this weekend.

But Pep Guardiola’s men will be determined to keep winning through a difficult period for the club off the pitch.

A comfortable victory over West Ham in midweek was expected, but Man City will need to step up their game if they are to leave the King Power with a win.

Read on for our preview, predictions, team news, live stream information and more.

When is Leicester vs Man City and where can I watch live?

Competition: Premier League

Venue: King Power Stadium

Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020

Kick-off: 5:30 PM (UK time)

TV coverage (UK): Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD

Live stream options: UK viewers with a Sky Sports subscription can stream Leicester vs Man City online or via the Sky Sports app. Now TV customers with a Sports pass can also stream the game live.

US viewers can subscribe to fuboTV to stream Leicester vs Man City.

Last five meetings: Leicester vs Man City

21 December 2019: Man City 3-1 Leicester (Premier League)

6 May 2019: Man City 1-0 Leicester (Premier League)

16 December 2018: Leicester 2-1 Man City (Premier League)

18 December 2018: Leicester 1-1 Man City (EFL Cup)

10 February 2018: Man City 5-1 Leicester (Premier League)

Aggregate Score: Leicester (LLWDL) 5-11 Man City (WWLDW)

Ones to watch

Leicester: Ricardo Pereira

Raheem Sterling’s absence through injury is great news for Ricardo Pereira, who will not have to constantly keep an eye on the England international.

Of course, he will have to be alert to Man City’s build-up play down the left, but the champions should be more prominent down Ben Chilwell’s side, meaning Pereira will have even more licence than usual to roam forward.

The Portuguese right-back should give Man City all sorts of problems regardless of whether he is up against Benjamin Mendy or Oleksandr Zinchenko.

Key stat: Ricardo Pereira has made more tackles than any other Premier League player this season (107).

Man City: Rodri

Man City are bound to have most of the ball against Leicester, but that will only happen if Rodri is on song – and in fairness, he rarely isn’t.

The Spaniard opened the scoring against West Ham on Wednesday, proving he is more than just the metronome in Guardiola’s machine.

But, of course, his distribution from deep areas is his most important asset. Rodri will have to be cautious of the Leicester press if Man City are to gain control.

Key stat: Only Virgil van Dijk (1898) has made more successful passes than Rodri in the Premier League this season (1675).

Confirmed Leicester line-up

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Confirmed Man City line-up

Squawka prediction

The title may be a foregone conclusion at the point, but Liverpool will still be hoping for Man City to drop points so that they get the league wrapped up in record time.

Man City eventually saw off Leicester with relative ease at the Etihad last time, yet the Foxes will be quietly confident of replicating last term’s home victory over the champions.

All of which means the sides are somewhat inseparable – a draw, then, is probably the most likely outcome.

Scoreline prediction: Leicester 2-2 Man City

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