Manchester City vs Leicester City: Premier League match preview

A look ahead to this Wednesday's Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium

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Both these sides come into this clash with unimpressive runs of form at the opposite ends of the table. Manchester City have just two wins in their last seven league games, and now trail Chelsea by five points, who also have a game in hand. Leicester have two wins in 21 league games, but only find themselves four points from safety.

It is clear neither side can afford many more slip-ups to achieve their goals this season. City, unless a magnificent turnaround in the league and Champions league, will end the season trophyless, something which will leave boss Pellegrini sweating over his job.

Nigel Pearson’s side will have hoped for more after a solid start to life back in the top tier, but despite impressive performances, it would seem they couldn’t buy a win because they simply don’t score enough goals, with only Leonardo Ulloa scoring more than three league goals.

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Neither team can really afford to lose, and both need wins for different reasons, but despite the reigning champions struggling lately, surely they will get back to winning ways against the Premiership's basement team.

KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7.45pm

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Leicester 0 Manchester City 1 (Lampard), December 2014

Leicester (Dyer) 1 Manchester City 3 (Kolarov, Dzeko 2), December 2013 – Capital One Cup

Manchester City 4 (Tevez, Vieira, Johnson, Kolarov) Leicester 2 (Gallagher, Dyer), January 2011 – FA Cup replay

STATS…

The home team in this fixture has only won once in the last ten meetings in all competitions.

Leicester have won their last four games at Manchester City keeping a clean sheet in three of them.

The reigning champions have only won two of their last seven league games (W2 D3 L2).

They have not lost two successive games since October 2010

Leicester have only won two out of their last 21 league fixture, beating Hull and Aston Villa (W2 D4 L15).

The Foxes have the lowest home points tally in the league.

ODDS…

Manchester City to win: 1.29

Leicester City to win: 13

Draw: 7

TV: Highlights on Match of the day on BBC1 at 22:45

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