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Leicester vs Manchester City: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Leicester host Man City in the Premier League
Leicester host Man City in the Premier League / Justin Setterfield | Michael Regan /Getty Images
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Both Leicester and Manchester City go into their meeting at the King Power Stadium on Saturday on six points from three games each so far.

After stumbling to a 1-0 defeat in their Premier League opener against Tottenham, the Cityzens have responded well with back-to-back 5-0 wins over Norwich and Arsenal.

Meanwhile, Leicester have sandwiched narrow victories over Wolves and Norwich between a heavy defeat to West Ham. The Foxes' record against Pep Guardiola is better than most other Premier League teams and in front of a home crowd they will be quietly confident of springing an upset.


How to watch Leicester vs Man City on TV/live stream

When is kick off? Saturday 11 September (15:00 BST)
Where is it being played? King Power Stadium
What TV channel is it on? Final Score (BBC - UK), Soccer Saturday (Sky Sports - UK), fuboTV (US)
Highlights? Sky Sports YouTube Channel (UK - 5.15pm) Match of the Day (BBC - UK)
Who's the referee? Paul Tierney
Who's on VAR duty? Andre Marriner


Leicester team news

Jannik Vestergaard
Vestergaard will likely not feature / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Long-term absentees James Justin and Wesley Fofana will be absent for the Foxes, while Ayoze Perez is still serving his three-match suspension after he was dismissed during his side's defeat to West Ham.

Jonny Evans and Jannik Vestergaard are still doubts but Youri Tielemans - who had an injury scare while on international duty with Belgium - is available. Ricardo Pereira limped off against Norwich last time out, but should be passed fit to play.

Deadline-day signing Ademola Lookman could be in contention for his debut, though he is likely to start on the bench.


Manchester City team news

Ederson Moraes
Ederson could be suspended for the clash / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images

City are in a real spot of bother. FIFA are considering suspending their Brazilian contingent after the club blocked them from going on international duty.

This could leave Guardiola without Gabriel Jesus and Ederson which would be a significant blow. Although Jesus has been in fine form, the absence of his goalkeeper would be more damaging. Not only is Ederson out, Zack Steffen is also unavailable after testing positive for Covid-19 - meaning third-choice Scott Carson will be given the nod.

In better news, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden should both be fit for the clash, but Aymeric Laporte requires a late fitness test.


Leicester vs Manchester City predicted lineups

Leicester: Schmeichel; Pereira, Amartey, Soyuncu, Thomas; Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Barnes; Maddison, Vardy

Man City: Carson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Sterling, Torres, Grealish


Leicester vs Manchester City head-to-head record

Man City have got used to dominating Premier League teams in recent years but they have not always had it their way against Leicester, winning only four of the last seven meetings.

Most recently, they fell to a 1-0 defeat in the Community Shield in August. At the beginning of last season they were also on the receiving end of a 5-2 drubbing at the Etihad.

The pace of Jamie Vardy in behind City's high line has been a problem over the years and it could prove to be again on Saturday.


Leicester vs Manchester City score prediction

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Leicester triumphed in the pair's last meeting / ADRIAN DENNIS/Getty Images

Leicester's chances of keeping City out for 90 minutes are close to non-existent thanks to their injury crisis at centre-back.

Even with Jesus set to miss out, Guardiola has plenty of firepower to call upon, meaning the shaky-looking Daniel Amartey and Caglar Soyuncu are in for a very tricky afternoon.

Saying that, Leicester will also be confident of sticking at least one past a 36-year-old Carson and their recent good record suggests they may even have enough to sneak a draw.

Prediction: Leicester 2-2 Manchester City


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