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Manchester City vs Leicester City, Premier League Matchday 37: Team News, Preview and Prediction

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The Sky Blues Host the Foxes

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Competition/Round: 2018/19 English Premier League – Matchday 37

Date/Time: Manchester City vs Leicester City – Monday, 6 May 2019, 20:00 GMT (UK); 15:00 EST, 12:00 PST (USA)

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Match Officials:

Referee: Mike Dean

Assistants: Richard West, Dan Robathan

Fourth Official: Lee Mason

TV Info: Sky Sports Premier League (UK); NBCSN (USA)

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Radio: BBC Radio Manchester (UK); TalkSport Radio World (USA)

Preview:

Only two matches remain in the 2018/19 English Premier League season. Manchester City will host Leicester City on EPL Matchday 37 on Monday.

Manchester City will be anxiously waiting as rivals Liverpool travel to Newcastle on Saturday. Barring the result, the Sky Blues will then have a better sense of their objective on Monday. Should the Scousers fail to win on Saturday, a potential Mancunian victory would see Manchester retain the title. A Liverpool victory, however, means Manchester would have to win their match against Leicester to reclaim the top of the EPL. Nonetheless, the objective is the same. Win on Monday, and the Sky Blues will be one step closer toward retaining the EPL title.

The Foxes and former Reds manager Brendan Rodgers have other plans. Leicester City currently sit in eighth place in the EPL table, and are three points behind seventh placed Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Foxes are ahead on goal differential, however, and depending on the result on Saturday, the Foxes could jump to seventh place should they beat the Sky Blues. Depending on the winner of the 2019 FA Cup Final, the EPL team that finishes in seventh would play in the Europa League next season. Moreover, Leicester have acted as a bogey team for Manchester in previous seasons. Therefore, it is expected the Foxes will put up a fight on Monday.

Team News:

Manchester City are without the injured Claudio Bravo and Kevin De Bruyne. Fernandinho is doubtful.

Leicester City’s Daniel Amartey and Marty James are injured and will not feature in this match.

Possible Lineups:

Manchester City

Formation: 4-3-3

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; B. Silva, Gündoğan, D. Silva; Sterling, Agüero, Sané

Manager: Pep Guardiola

Leicester City

Formation: 4-1-4-1

Schmeichel; Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell; Choudhury; Albrighton, Tielemans, Barnes, Maddison; Vardy

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Prediction:

The race for the 2018/19 EPL title has been entertaining, and it is likely the fight to determine the winner will go down to the final match of the 2018/19 season.

Manchester City know that if they win their final two EPL fixtures they will be crowned Champions of England. Their objective is straightforward, but it will be difficult. The Mancunians have been troubled by Leicester in recent seasons, and if the Sky Blues are to retain the EPL title, they must overcome their bogey team.

Meanwhile, Leicester City are still in contention for a place in the Europa League next season. Following the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as Leicester’s new manager, the Foxes have earned a series of impressive results, including a 3-0 win against the Gunners. The Foxes are capable of an upset and the Sky Blues must be careful.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his men were already dumped out of the UEFA Champions League by Tottenham Hotspur and Mauricio Pochettino. The match against Leicester will be nervy, but Guardiola will not allow a similar result to occur.

Manchester City 2-1 Leicester City