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Leicester vs Manchester City Preview & Tips - Champs backed to win first title of the season

  • Leicester vs Manchester City predictions for Saturday’s Community Shield
  • The match is being played at 5.15pm BST at Wembley Stadium
  • Man City have won 7 of their last 9 Premier League matches against Leicester
  • Will Pep Guardiola’s side be too good in London?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news
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Leicester vs Manchester City Preview & Tips - Champs backed to win first title of the season

  • Leicester vs Manchester City predictions for Saturday’s Community Shield
  • The match is being played at 5.15pm BST at Wembley Stadium
  • Man City have won 7 of their last 9 Premier League matches against Leicester
  • Will Pep Guardiola’s side be too good in London?
  • Preview, tips, stats & team news


Leicester vs Manchester City Preview


Manchester City are favourites to win especially with the news that Leicester centre-back Fofana has picked up a serious injury. We are backing City to win.
  • Leicester vs Manchester City Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Leicester Form
  • Leicester Injuries & Team News
  • Manchester City Form
  • Manchester City Injuries and Team News 
  • Leicester vs Manchester City Live Stream FAQ

  • Leicester have lost 3 of their last 4 matches (Premier League).
  • Manchester City have won 7 of their last 9 matches against Leicester (Premier League).

Head to Head


Manchester City have a 62-31 advantage against Leicester with 31 draws in 122 matches.

Leicester Form


Leicester had a poor end to the Premier League season as they dropped out of the top four. They lost 2-1 at Chelsea and 4-2 against Tottenham in their final two games.

The Foxes have played four pre-season friendlies.

Brendan Rodgers’ side couldn’t score against Burton Albion and Wycombe Wanderers before a 3-3 draw against Queens Park Rangers.

Leicester’s last match was a 3-2 win against Villarreal. Caglar Soyuncu, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez scored but a bad injury to centre-back Wesley Fofana overshadowed the victory.

Leicester Team News


Leicester are missing injured central defender Wesley Fofana who was stretchered off against Villarreal. 

With Jonny Evans unavailable, Wilfred Ndidi could partner Soyuncu in central defence.

Full backs Timothy Castagne and James Justin are also out injured for Rodgers’ side.

Manchester City Form


Manchester City won the Premier League by 12 points last season. They had the best attack, best defence and were deserved winners.

Pep Guardiola’s side finished the season with a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final.

Man City have won all three pre-season friendlies. They beat Preston North End 2-0 and Barnsley 4-0 before a 4-1 win against Blackpool with Ilkay Gundogan scoring twice alongside Sam Edozie and Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester City Team News 


Man City’s Kyle Walker, John Stones, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Ferran Torres and Oleksandr Zinchenko have not featured in pre-season after featuring at Euro 2020.

Gabriel Jesus is yet to feature after playing for Brazil at Copa America. Guardiola could start Samuel Edozie in attack.

Phil Foden is out with a foot injury.

Jack Grealish could be a Man City player in time for the Community Shield.

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Verdict

Leicester are missing a number of defenders for the Community Shield. Manchester City have had a strong pre-season and can keep the momentum going with the first trophy of the season.

Ilkay Gundogan scored twice in the final pre-season friendly win against Blackpool and is the value play in the goalscorer markets.

Best Bet: Manchester City Win Full Time Result $1.95 at Bookmaker - 3 Units
Value Bet: Ilkay Gundogan Anytime Goalscorer $3.40 at Betstar Australia - 2 Units
First Goalscorer Tip: Ilkay Gundogan First Goalscorer $8.00 at Neds - 1 Unit

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07 Aug 2021

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