December 31, 2021 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With the Foxes missing some key defenders, Al Hain-Cole expects a high-scoring Community Shield clash against Guardiola's men at Wembley on Saturday
Leicester City and Manchester City will raise the curtain on the new season when they meet at Wembley in Saturday’s Community Shield clash.
The Foxes lifted the FA Cup for the first time in their history last season, although did suffer the disappointment of dropping out of the Champions League qualification places on the final day of the Premier League season.
Leicester City vs Manchester City latest odds
However, Leicester are available at 3/1 (4.00) with bet365 to begin the new campaign on a high by coming out on top against the champions.
Pep Guardiola’s Man City side also endured a mixed season after winning the Premier League and Carabao Cup but losing out in the Champions League final, although they are clear 17/20 (1.85) favourites to pick up the first silverware of the new campaign with a win here.
None of the last six encounters between this duo have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them taking this tie to penalties after a deadlocked 90 minutes.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
ITV ITV Hub
The game is being shown live on ITV in the United Kingdom (UK). The ITV Hub will be streaming the game live online.
Leicester City vs Manchester City team news
Timothy Castagne, James Justin, Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana are all ruled out through injury, with new signings Ryan Bertrand, Boubakary Soumare and Patson Daka all hoping to make their debuts.
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Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Rodri, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Ferran Torres, Gabriel Jesus and the injured Phil Foden are unlikely to be involved after not featuring in pre-season, although Jack Grealish can play after sealing his transfer from Aston Villa on Thursday.
Leicester City vs Manchester City preview
With Fofana likely to miss a large portion of the season after suffering a serious injury in the final warm-up match against Villarreal, Brendan Rodgers may have to look to the transfer window for defensive reinforcements.
Having conceded three goals against QPR before shipping two against the Spaniards, his understrength backline certainly doesn’t look in great shape to take on a prolific City side that has just spent £100 million on yet another attacker.
Leicester City vs Manchester City predictions
However, given Manchester City’s own first-team absentees, odds of 20/21 (1.95) look like solid value on Leicester joining them on the scoresheet in an entertaining clash that produces over 2.5 goals.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.