Leicester City will be hoping to pull off another shock victory over Manchester City when the sides meet at the King Power Stadium in Saturday’s Premier League clash.
Having won two of the last three encounters between the teams, Claude Puel’s men are available at 33/4 (9.25) with SportPesa to maintain their bogey team status with another victory in this one.
However, the Citizens are enjoying the best ever start to a Premier League season after racking up 31 points and a goal difference of +31 after 11 matches, and are 10/31 (1.32) favourites to come out on top here.
Three of the hosts’ last five league fixtures have resulted in draws, and there are odds of 9/2 (5.50) on them claiming a creditable point in this one.
This fixture last season provided one of the highlights of an otherwise disappointing campaign for the Foxes, as they ran out 4-2 winners despite beginning the game just a point above the relegation zone.
Having started the match with an unfamiliar back three formation, Pep Guardiola’s men looked completely disorganised as they went three goals behind within 20 minutes.
However, the former Barcelona boss is unlikely to oversee any such tactical incoherence in this clash, with his side now looking like a finely tuned machine after nearly a season-and-a-half under his command.
Nevertheless, while this display will surely not prove anywhere near as frantic, there should be no shortage of entertainment given the guests’ prolific form; with 52 goals to their name in just 17 matches in all competitions this season, Manchester City are scoring on average more than three times each game.
Having scored in their last 17 fixtures on home turf, Leicester are also more than capable of playing their part in another high-scoring encounter between the sides, making odds of 11/10 (2.10) seem generous on over 3.5 goals going in for their third meeting in four.