MCI vs LEI Dream11: With Liverpool out of action in the Premier League this weekend due to their FIFA Club World Cup assignments, both Manchester City and Leicester City know they can put some psychological pressure back on Jurgen Klopp's Reds who are flying high this season with a win at the Etihad Stadium. So who will come out on top in this top of the table clash?
Form and recent results:
Host: Manchester City
Visitors: Leicester City
Competition: Premier League
Match Venue: Etihad Stadium
Match Timing: Saturday, December 21, @11:00 PM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Manchester City to win: 1.36 (9/25), Probability to happen: 73.53%
Leicester City to win: 7.00 (6/1), Probability to happen: 14.29%
Draw: 5.50 (9/2), Probability to happen: 18.18%
Manchester City team news: Centre-back Aymeric Laporte and winger Leroy Sane remain on the sideline for the defending champions. David Silva is expected to miss the game due to a bruised leg.
But Pep Guardiola has received big boost ahead of the huge tilt against Leicester City as Sergio Aguero could feature for the fist in a month after recovering from a thigh injury, while centre-back John Stones is in contention as well.
Manchester City key players:
Sergio Aguero: 09 Goals.
Raheem Sterling: 09 Goals.
Kevin de Bruyne: 06 Goals.
Manchester City likely changes from the last game:
It depends on the availability of certain players. If Aguero is deemed 100% fit, he will surely be in the playing 11, with Gabriel Jesus moving down to the bench.
The same can be said about John Stones. The England international could replace Nicolas Otamendi at the back, starting the game alongside Fernandinho. Riyad Mahrez may keep Bernardo Silva out of the Manchester City playing 11 here.
Leicester City team news:
No fresh injury concerns for Brendan Rodgers and Leicester City ahead of this match, with Matty James the only player on their injury list.
Leicester City key players:
Jamie Vardy: 16 Goals.
James Maddison: 05 Goals.
Ayoze Perez: 04 Goals.
Expect Leicester City to go with the same playing 11 which was held to a 1-1 draw by Norwich City last weekend.
Manchester City: Ederson (GK), Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi / John Stones, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva / Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero / Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling
Leicester City: Kasper Schmeichel (GK), Ricardo Pereira, Soyuncu, Jonny Evans, Ben Chilwell, Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Wilfried Ndidi, James Maddison, Harrison Barnes, Jamie Vardy
Please note: Either Mahrez or Bernardo Silva will start, so change accordingly. We have gone with Mahrez here.
Also, team 2: Drop Vardy for Aguero, if he starts, and Ricardo for Evans.