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Manchester City v Leicester City: Preview, Team News and Prediction

Pep and his men look to go 2/2 in league play.

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Leicester City v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Visionhaus

The Premier League enters it’s third week and Manchester City’s second game.

The second game of the season will see City face a really solid Leicester City team.

Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England

Time and Date: Sunday, 27th of September 2020, kick off at 4.30 pm (UK), 11.30 am (EST)

Referee: Michael Oliver.

Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett.

Fourth official: Craig Pawson.

VAR: David Coote.

Assistant VAR: Simon Long.

TV Info: Sky Sports (UK), NBCSN (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Preview

Manchester City are seeking to match Leicester City by winning their opening two matches.

The visiting Foxes can achieve their best ever start to a Premier League season but have lost their last four fixtures at Etihad Stadium.

Team News

Leicester’s Wilfred Ndidi could be out for up to 12 weeks with an abductor injury. Jonny Evans is available to return following a three-match suspension and after recovering from a thigh problem. Ricardo Pereira (knee) remains out.

For City, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus will be out.

Prediction

A motivated Leicester are aiming to start a top-flight season with three successive victories for the very first time. City, with injuries and no strikers will look to hold them off and I don’t know if it will be enough. I see a testy game with not much leeway for errors and one where City will have to score what they can get.

Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City