Dean Smith couldn’t have got a more difficult game to start with, but we will not count this one, hopefully coming out of The Etihad without to many scars, and bring home a few positives.
To come in and get this type of challenge as your first test is one very difficult, it’s like being given the job to fly a jet wtihout fuel, so good luck to Dean Smith, Craig Shakespeare and John Terry on their journey, hopefully not starting with a full crash.
So how will Leicester look like away to Man City. We do believe that Iversen will keep his place in goal, not really certain on how the defence will look like, but if there three central defenders in there and two full backs would not be a surprise.
Maddison is in the team, Ndidi as well, might give Mendy a start. Barnes will not be playing so we could see Iheanacho in the line-up, Vardy could also be starting, despite being totally off in both the previous games, not really being used much.
We just have to wait and see, but believe we will se a 5-4-1 set up, or probably 3-5-2, to try to test Man City on any other approach than counter attacks would look superoptimistic and could see Leicester being trashed.
A few doubts as Ricardo Pereira and Harvey Barnes could be absent, having thigh problems, and be added to a long injury list and too early to think about a return for Tielemans, Evans and Justin among those on the recovery table.
Match Pack – Stats & Facts
Injuries / Uncertainties / Suspensions:
LEI: Justin, Evans, Tielemans, Bertrand, Soyuncu, Barnes, Pereira
Head to Head:
Premier League; 11.09.2021, King Power, 0-1 (L)
Premier League; 26.12.2021, Etihad, 3-6 (L)
Premier League; 29.10.2022, King Power, 0-1 (L)
Man City: Ederson; Lewis, Akanji, Dias, Ake, De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish
Leicester City: Iversen, Castagne, Kristiansen, Souttar, Faes, Ndidi, Maddison, Dewsbury-Hall, Vardy, Iheanacho, Mendy
Predicted Result: 0-3 (Defeat)
Players In Both Camps, Man City
Focus On; Mancester City
Nickname: The Cityzens
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Captain: Ilkay Gundogan
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Kit Supplier: Puma
Kit Sponsor: Etihad Airways
Stadium: The Etihad
Manchester City Football Club is an English football club based in Manchester that competes in the Premier League, the top division in the English football league system. It founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s (West Gorton), then Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.
The club’s home ground is the Etihad Stadium in east Manchester, to which they moved in 2003, having played at Maine Road since 1923. Manchester City adopted their sky blue home shirts in 1894, in the first season with the current name. Since its inception, the club has won eight league titles, six FA Cups, eight League Cups, six FA Community Shields, and one European Cup Winners’ Cup, read more
City’s home edition featured a centralised badge paired with maroon details in a reference to the club’s former glory days and specifically the late Colin Bell – one of many true Maine Road legends celebrated by the football club.
Arch-enemy: Man Utd
Honours: Man City are very successful in this decade of football and to say the best team over recent seasons, winning Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup medals thick and fast.
1st Division / Premier League
Winners (8): 1936–37, 1967–68, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21, 2021–22
2nd Division / League Championship
Winners (7): 1898–99, 1902–03, 1909–10, 1927–28, 1946–47, 1965–66, 2001–02
Winners (6): 1903–04, 1933–34, 1955–56, 1968–69, 2010–11, 2018–19
Runners-up (5): 1925–26, 1932–33, 1954–55, 1980–81, 2012–13
Winners (8): 1969–70, 1975–76, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21
Runners-up (1): 1973–74
UEFA Champions League: Runners-up (1): 2020–21
UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: Winners (1): 1969–70
Did You Know? City adopted a red and black away kit colour in the 1960s after former assistant manager Malcolm Allison felt adopting the colours of AC Milan would inspire City to glory. The theory worked, as they won the 1969 FA Cup, 1970 League Cup and 1970 European Cup Winners’ Cup in red and black stripes.
Most Appearances: (M) Alan Oakes (1958-1976), 680
Most Goals: (F) Sergio Aguero (2011-2021), 260
Other Famous Players: Colin Bell, Tony Book, Tommy Booth, Don Revie, Joe Corrigan, Bert Trautman, Asa Hartford, Willie Donachie, Mike Summerbee, Francis Lee, Rodney Marsh, Mike Doyle, Peter Reid, Neil Young, Tony Towers, Denis Law, Vincent Kompany, David Silva,
Record win: 12-2 v Accrington Stanley, 12 March 1892
Record defeat: 0-8 v Chelsea, 23 December 2012
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