Manchester Metropolis journey to Leicester in Saturday’s early kick-off. James Cantrill picks out his greatest bets for the competition.
Regardless of languishing in seventeenth, it isn’t a really perfect time to be going through Leicester.
Brendan Rodgers’ aspect have gained 4 of their final 5 video games, scoring 11 objectives over that interval and retaining 4 clear sheets, lifting them out of the drop zone for the time because the opening weekend.
Latest historical past additionally signifies the Foxes can maintain their very own after they host the champions, getting a lead to 57% of those sides final seven conferences.
They face a lacklustre Metropolis aspect, not too long ago anyway, with Pep Guardiola’s aspect solely scoring thrice of their final 4 video games, and failing to attain in any of their final 4 and half hours of soccer.
Kick-off time: 12:30 BST, Saturday
TV Channel: BT Sport 1
This conflict pits the league’s most medical aspect in opposition to its second leakiest defence but, I wince as I write it, however I’m touting this fixture to have UNDER 3.5 GOALS.
Latest visits to the King Energy Stadium have offered stern assessments for Guardiola’s males with six of their final 4 clashes within the East Midlands have been separated by a objective, all of which have seen two or fewer scored.
Head-to-head statistics are fairly flimsy, however the truth that all the final eight conferences in Leicester have seen this angle click on is intriguing to say the least.
Man Metropolis’s objective scoring exploits at house and away are surprisingly contrasting.
On the Etihad, they’ve been rampant scoring 34 in eight video games, discovering the web 4 or extra instances in 75% and 6 or extra on two events.
On their travels although, their objectives per recreation common dropped from 4.25 to 1.44, they’ve failed to attain in every of their final three away video games with fewer than 4 objectives scored in 2/3 of their general journeys this marketing campaign.
In Metropolis’s final three away fixtures in opposition to Dortmund, Liverpool and Copenhagen, over 2.5 objectives went off no greater than 1/2, with 13/10 the most important worth for over 3.5 objectives.
Each below 2.5 and three.5 landed in every with just one objective scored throughout these three video games which is why siding with a scarcity of objectives appeals right here.
Erling Haaland additionally didn’t reappear after half-time at his previous stomping floor on Tuesday night within the Champions League.
When quizzed on his absence, Pep gave three causes; he’s drained, he’s poorly and he had a knock.
So, there’s a probability the Norwegian frontman is not going to begin this weekend which clearly aids this choice as he has had a direct hand in 56% of his sides home objectives this marketing campaign.
Leicester v Manchester Metropolis greatest bets and rating prediction
- 2pt Below 3.5 Objectives at 4/5 (Sky Wager, Betfair Sportsbook)
Rating prediction: Leicester 0-1 Manchester Metropolis (Sky Wager odds: 8/1)
Odds appropriate at 1205 BST (26/10/22)
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