Watch Online: Manchester City - Leicester (Premier League) 26.12.2021 15:00 - Sunday
Manchester City will compete with Leicester at Boxing Day in a match of the 19th round of the Premier League. The Citizens are arguably the best team in the English league since the start of the season and deservedly lead the standings with a three-point lead over second-placed Liverpool. Last weekend, Man. City recorded its eighth consecutive Premier League victory, triumphing 4:0 against Newcastle. The champions, as expected, took the lead from the first minutes and ended the intrigue in the match until the first half, when they led 2:0.
Leicester is coming out of the mini-crisis the club was in early November, but it is still a long way from its best days. The Foxes have improved their attacking and are close to last season's figures, but there is much to be desired in defense. Ironically, Leicester's last Premier League game was also against Newcastle and Brendan Rodgers players took the points after a 4:0 victory.
During the week, however, the Foxes did not confirm the good results, losing to Liverpool in a match of the Carabao Cup after penalties. Leicester had the advantage at the end of the first half - 3:1, but did not keep the lead in the second half. The lack of decent alternatives to James Justin and Wesley Fofana continues to harass the Foxes' defense, and the injury of the experienced Johnny Evans against Newcastle will further vthe defensive problems.
Leicester's difficulties are welcome for Manchester City. Since the beginning of the season, the Citizens have been playing excellent football on the defensive side, and in recent weeks they have been seriously impressing in front positions as well. Even if we put aside the 7:0 defeat against Leeds, in the last five rounds Manchester City will remain among the most successful teams in the league. Given that Leicester conceded three goals at Anfield just a few days ago, against Liverpool's reserves, it would be a surprise if Man. City score less goals to Kasper Schmeichel.