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The Foxes won the Community Shield in their first meeting of the season before a similarly tight 1-0 win for Pep Guardiola’s men at the King Power Stadium in September.
A repeat performance for City may be required to keep them atop the table, with Liverpool three points behind but hosting Leeds earlier in the day.
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester missed two league matches after beating Newcastle 4-0 earlier this month, which is also their opponents’ most recent score. Back in action on Wednesday night, they let a two-goal lead slip to lose at Liverpool on penalties in the Carabao Cup.
Their Covid-19 outbreak has passed and an upset at the Etihad will put them right on the verge of the European places, with games in hand.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Man City vs Leicester is scheduled for an 3pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, December 26, 2021.
Etihad Stadium will host the match.
Where to watch Man City vs Leicester
The match will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK.
Man City vs Leicester team news
Kyle Walker may return for City after time off due to an unspecified illness, leaving Ferran Torres the chief absentee for Guardiola’s side, with the Spanish winger injured and rumoured to be nearing a move to Barcelona in January.
Jack Grealish and Phil Foden are fighting for recalls after being dropped for the win over Newcastle - having been pictured out partying after the recent 7-0 win over Leeds. Guardiola, however, has admitted they could both play.
The situation is more complicated for Leicester, who had two recent matches called off due to an outbreak of Covid-19.
Jannik Vestergaard, Ademola Lookman, Ayoze Perez, Filip Benkovic, Kelechi Iheanacho, Vontae Daley-Campbell and Hamza Choudhury were all diagnosed with the illness. Lookman, Iheanacho and Perez were back on the bench at Anfield.
Jonny Evans (thigh) is a doubt with James Justin (knee) and Wesley Fofana (ankle) unavailable.
Man City vs Leicester prediction
Who would bet against City right now? Brendan Rodgers has achieved some good results against Pep Guardiola over the years but there simply aren’t any signs that the reigning champions are taking their foot off the pedal.
Man City to win, 2-1.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
The last four games have been shared out equally, with two wins apiece.
Man City wins: 63
Leicester wins: 32