Manchester City Vs Leicester City – LIVE Reddit Score 3 April 2021
First takes on third in the Premier League on Saturday evening as leaders Manchester City make the trip to fellow in-form side Leicester City.
Man City have won four in a row in all competitions and remain on course for a quadruple, while Leicester have won three on the spin and are also battling on multiple fronts.
Just 16 games stand between Pep Guardiola‘s side and a piece of English football history as they attempt to win a clean sweep of domestic and European honours.
The Citizens do not even necessarily have to win all of those games, either, especially given that they boast a 14-point lead on Manchester United in the Premier League.
Come the end of the weekend, it may well be that Leicester are the Citizens’ biggest title threat, with the Foxes just a point behind second-placed Man United.
Winning the title is not the aim for Leicester this term, of course, but rather finishing above some heavyweight clubs to secure a top-four spot and Champions League football.
The Foxes have defeated Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 and Sheffield United 5-0 in their last two league games to recover from a recent wobble.
Brendan Rodgers‘s men are also in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where Southampton await, after beating Man United 3-1 in their last match before the international break.
LEICESTER VS MAN CITY: PREDICTIONS
Manchester City have cantered to the Premier League summit this season and look destined to reclaim the title from Liverpool, but Pep Guardiola, ever the perfectionist, will not want complacency to creep in now, and he will be determined to avenge the humiliating loss his side suffered to Leicester in the reverse fixture back in September.
Brendan Rodgers’ men ran amok that afternoon, with Jamie Vardy netting a hat-trick and bringing up eight goals in just nine games against Guardiola’s City, a staggering feat considering the utter dominance of the Citizens since the Catalan coach traded Bavaria for the temperamental climes of the North West.
That 5-2 result set in motion Leicester’s impressive rise to the upper slopes of the table, where they have largely stuck around for much of the campaign, and they will unquestionably welcome the Manchester juggernaut to the King Power without an inferiority complex, looking to tighten their grip on third.
The Foxes will be aiming to complete a first league double over City since 1986/87, while also becoming only the fourth club to achieve that feat against a Guardiola side, after Chelsea in 2016/17, and Manchester United as well as Wolves last season.
LEICESTER VS MAN CITY: MATCH STATS
City’s barnstorming march to the summit has been a collective endeavour of creative spirit, midfield discipline and defensive resilience, but few players have come to the fore and contributed in the rise more than Ilkay Gundogan, who has now coupled his metronomic brilliance with a refined scoring touch.
The German, in fact, has been such a scoring phenom since the turn of the year, that he is the leading Premier League goalscorer in 2021 (10 goals), transforming from graceful midfield playmaker, to a sort of prolific mezzala who exploits the half space and arrives in the box with relish.