Leicester City vs Manchester City Prediction (22-02-2020)
If the previous match is the battle to finish in the Champions League places, this one is the race to be the best of the rest. Leicester City look like they’ve overachieved in order to be in the top three at the stage of the season but they’re well worth that 3rd spot.
They will have been pleased to leave the Molineux with a point following Hamza Choudhury’s dismissal last Friday. They’ll fancy their chances of having a go at Manchester City at the King Power stadium this weekend. The champions (for the next few weeks at least) have displayed a soft centre this season, one that the likes of Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and the in form Harvey Barnes will be looking to exploit.
It’s been a week to forget for Manchester City without even taking to the field. The two year Champions League ban will loom over the Etihad for the rest of this season and it’ll be a huge test of their character to keep up any decent form in the league, knowing that the title is out of reach and that any league finish is basically redundant.
You’d feel after a turbulent week a draw wouldn’t be the worst result for Man City. All the eggs will surely be in the 2020 Champions League basket from now on. Jamie Vardy still hasn’t registered a Premier League goal during 2020. He always fancies the challenge against the top sides and also scored in the return fixture at the Etihad during a 2-1 loss.
Under the circumstances, a Vardy goal in a score draw looks to be a likely outcome.