EFL Carabao Cup quarter-final preview: Leicester City v Manchester City – The King Power stadium – Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – 19.45 GMT
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A shaky Leicester City coming out of two back-to-back defeats gear up to face Manchester City at the King Power stadium on Tuesday night for a EFL Cup quarter-final clash.
Leicester City v Manchester City Correct Score Prediction
Correct Score predictions for the Leicester City v Manchester City EFL Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match.
Leicester City 0-3 Manchester City at 15/2 Betsid Odds *
Leicester City 1-4 Manchester City at 16/1 Betsid Odds *
* The Leicester City v Manchester City Odds are taken from online bookmaker Betsid and were correct as of 17/12/2018 – subject to change.
Leicester City v Manchester City Where To Watch
Sky Sports’ Main Event, Premier League channels from 19:30pm (GMT).
When Is Kick Off: Tuesday 17th December
What Time Is Kick Off: 19:45 GMT
Where Is It Played: King Power Stadium
Leicester City v Manchester City Odds
Odds taken from online bookmaker Betsid and were correct as of 17/12/2018 – subject to change.
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Leicester City v Manchester City Preview
Claude Puel's Foxes were clearly below par in their 1-0 and 0-2 defeats to Crystal Palace & Tottenham Hotspur respectively.
The mid-field was one of the main weaknesses with Wilfred Ndidi and Papy Mendy completely out of sorts.
Leicester's most creative player and top scorer, James Maddison, too, has been looking off-colour in recent outings forcing Puel to replace him with winger Rachid Ghezzal who is yet to show anything close to inspiring since his import from Monaco earlier this season.
The attack has not shown any intent either with Marc Albrighton, Demarai Gray, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy all playing well below their best.
The Foxes have scored just 8 goals from their last 10 Premier League games of which they have only 2 wins to show.
As far as the EFL Cup campaign is concerned, Puel's men have scrapped through on penalties after playing out goal-less draws against the Wolves and Southampton in their previous rounds.
Given the visitors' formidable defense, it's very unlikely that the Foxes will get anything past them.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City have received a huge boost with the return of their star playmaker Kevin de Bruyne from a prolonged injury.
The Belgian international was introduced by Guardiola in City's 3-1 win over Everton with just 16 minutes to go and is expected to start in Tuesday's Carabao Cup clash.
Sergio Aguero who was rested in the Everton game with a groin injury nagging him, might make a comeback for Tuesday's EFL fixture. Which means the Foxes' defense will have to deal with the likes of Aguero, De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane (the latter two coming into goals, too, in recent games).
City have recovered from their defeat to Chelsea, their solitary Premier League loss of the season, to come back and register wins over 1899 Hoffenheim and Everton.
The Citizens' progress to the Last 8 of the ongoing 2018-19 EFL Cup was marked by 0-3 and 2-0 away and home wins over Oxford United and Watford.
Going by their current forms, Leicester will need a miracle to overcome Manchester City at the King Power on the evening of the 18th and bookmakers' odds point to just that.
The last time the two met was at the Etihad in February this year, when Sergio Aguero blasted four past his rivals to give City an emphatic 5-1 win.
One can expect score lines of 3-0 or 4-1 in favour of the visitors on Tuesday.