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MCI vs LEI Dream11 Prediction for Manchester City vs Leicester City Premier League Live Score Fantasy Football Team Tips & Dream11 Team

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MCI vs LEI Dream11 Prediction: Manchester City and Leicester City will clash against each other on the Boxing Day. The hosts are in a class of their own, having won each of their last eight Premier League matches, and establishing a 6 point lead at the top. They defeated Newcastle United by a score line of 4-0 in their last game.

Leicester City saw their last two league games being postponed due to covid-19 fears. The Foxes last played against Newcastle, whom they defeated 4-0. Brendan Rogers’ side are placed 9th in the league, with 22 points to their name.

Date: 26 December, Sunday
Kick-Off: 8:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium

Premier League Table

Manchester City| 1st ; Leicester City | 9th

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Recent Form (League)
Manchester City: WWWWW
Leicester City : WLDWL

Head to Head

Three of the last five meetings between the two sides have resulted in wins for Manchester City. The other two have been won by Leicester City. Their latest meeting came in September this year, where City salvaged a 1-0 victory away from home.

MCI vs LEI Dream11 Prediction Details

Manchester City News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Kyle Walker remains a doubt after missing the previous two league games.
  • Jack Grealish and Phil Foden may be left out once again due to behavorial issues.
  • There are no suspensions for the visitors.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Manchester City will stick to the usual 4-3-3 formation.
  • Ederson starts between the sticks for the hosts.
  • Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte form a solid centre-back pairing.
  • Joao Cancelo starts at right back, whereas, O. Zinchenko starts at left-back.
  • Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne all start in midfield for the league leaders.
  • Riyad Mahrez starts on the right wing, with Raheem Sterling holding his spot on the left wing.
  • Gabriel Jesus will start as the striker for Manchester City, in the absence of Jack Grealish.

Manchester City Starting XI (Likely)

Ederson
Joao Cancelo
Ruben Dias
Aymeric Laporte
Zinchenko 
Kevin de Bruyne
Rodri
Bernardo Silva
Raheem Sterling
Gabriel Jesus
Riyad Mahrez

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Leicester City News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Jonny Evans, James Justin and Wesley Fofana are all out due to injury.
  • Ricardo Pereira and C. Soyuncu were substituted in the league cup loss against Liverpool, and are expected to miss out.
  • Hamza Choudhary and Filip Benkovic missed the last game due to illness.
  • There are no suspensions.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Leicester will start with a  4-2-3-1 formation.
  • After dropping to centre-back position in a league cup loss against Liverpool, W. Ndidi might have to do the same against Manchester City. The Nigerian will play alongside Vestergaard at the heart of the defence.
  • Castagne and L. Thomas will play on either side of defence.
  • Youri Tielemans and Soumare start as the holding midfielders.
  • Harry Barnes starts on the left of midfield, whereas, J. Maddison starts on the left. K. Dewsbury- Hall  plays as an attacking midfielder, behind the striker.
  • Jamie Vardy starts as the striker against Manchester City.

Leicester City Starting XI (Likely)

Schmeichel
Ndidi
Vestergaard
T. Castagne
L. Thomas
Y. Tielemans
Soumare
J. Maddison
K. Dewsbury- Hall
H. Barnes
J. Vardy

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Manchester City vs Leicester City Fantasy Football Team & Tips

Riyad Mahrez was one of the standout players for Manchester City last weekend. The Algerian is expected to start on the right wing due to his impressive performances off late.

Games Played 8
Goals 4
Shot on Target 10
Assists 3
Pass Accuracy 90
Completed Passes 354
Successful Tackles 5
Tackle Accuracy 36

 

Joao Cancelo can do nothing wrong at the moment. The Portuguese kept a clean sheet against Magpies, scored and assisted one goal each in a 4-0 win. He is a sure shot captaincy pick.

Games Played 17
Goals 1
Shot on Target 15
Assists 4
Pass Accuracy 86
Completed Passes 1220
Successful Tackles 36
Tackle Accuracy 60

 

Differential Pick

Gabriel Jesus assisted one goal against Newcastle United. He will start once again on Sunday, and could add a few goals to his tally against a depleted Leicester defence.

 

GK: Ederson
DEF: R. Dias, J. Cancelo, O. Zinchenko
MID:  R. Mahrez, Y. Tielemans,  H. Barnes, J. Maddison
FOR: R. Sterling, G. Jesus, J. Vardy

 

Who will win today’s football match?

  • Manchester City are the certain favorites to win the game against Leicester City who are stricken with injuries.
  • Leicester City will have to defend really deep against a ruthless City attack.
  • We will go for a City win in this fixture.

Match Odds: 

Manchester City: 2/11
Leicester City: 12/1

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