By Maryam Naz
17th December 2018
Leicester City will kick off the Carabao Cup quarter-final fixtures by hosting last season’s Premier League winners Manchester City at the King Power Stadium this Tuesday.
Leicester vs Man City: odds and predictions
The Citizens are betting as 32/100 favourites in our Leicester vs Man City predictions, while the Claude Puel’s men are 8/1 outsiders with a share of the spoils of war trading at 17/4.
Given that the Foxes are looking to reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990, they could not have faced tougher opponents than Man City.
Pep’s boys are fresh from a 3-1 thrashing of Everton, while the King Power faithful watched their side suffer defeat at the hands of Tottenham. Man City’s attackers sung from the same hymn-sheet, while Leicester’s offence struggled to harmonise.
Purely based on performance, the odds do not look to be in Puel’s favour, but if this doesn’t pique your interest, scroll down for our match betting tips.
Leicester vs Man City head-to-head: (most recent first) Leicester 1-5 Man City, Leicester 1-1 Man City, Leicester 0-2 Man City, Leicester 1-2 Man City, Leicester 4-2 Man City
Leicester vs Man City match betting: score, best bet, scorer tips
Predicted score: Man City to win 2-1, forecast @ 7/1
Considering that the Foxes have been eliminated from all four of their previous League Cup meetings with Manchester City, it won’t seem entirely unusual that the first of our Leicester vs Man City predictions are swaying in the favour of the away side.
Pep’s men have looked the superior side in all four fixtures, with consecutive 3-1 victories to their name. While Puel’s men will be looking to avoid such a result this time around, the returning Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne to an already potent City line-up will not bode well.
A 2-1 final score with the odds projected at 7/1 is a fitting wager with our William Hill traders expecting the Citizens to emerge as winners.
Best bet: Both teams to score, tipped @ 4/5
Leicester are yet to concede a goal in this season’s League Cup, yet we’re making the home side our pick to shatter the record this Tuesday with a both teams to score forecast as the second instalment of our Leicester vs Man City predictions.
Up against a ferocious Man City attack that has already amassed a whopping 48 goals this season, punting on Leicester City’s clean-sheet odds would not be a worthwhile bet.
But pay careful attention to the Foxes attacking movement in recent performances and you’ll realise they’re no pushovers. With James Maddison pulling the strings, the likes of Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho will also find plenty of goalscoring chances coming their way.
Predicted scorer: Kelechi Iheanacho to score first, betting @ 11/1
The Nigerian striker has come up with the goods for both these sides in previous fixtures and the last of our Leicester vs Man City predictions and betting tips are forecasting exactly that.
Iheanacho has so far been involved in seven goals in his nine League Cup matches with Leicester and Man City combined (4 goals, 3 assists) and with his pace and striking ability, there is no reason why he can’t add to that tally.
Leicester vs Man City stats: Opta
- Manchester City have gone on two win the League Cup the last two times they’ve faced Leicester in the League Cup – knocking them out at the quarter-final stage in both 2013-14 and 2017-18.
- This is only the second time Leicester have faced the holders of the League Cup, with the Foxes losing 3-4 against Chelsea in the 2007-08 campaign.
- Leicester are looking to reach the League Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1999-00, when they went on to win the competition.
- Manchester City haven’t been eliminated at the quarter-final stage of the League Cup since 2007-08, when they lost to eventual winners Spurs. They’ve progressed the last five times they’ve reached this stage.
- Leicester’s last two League Cup games have been decided on penalties – only Liverpool and Stoke in 2015-16 and Cardiff in 2011-12 have had three games go to penalties in a single edition of the competition.
Maryam is a female football writer, who grew up playing a wide variety of sport. She slowly became converted as a lover of football around the age of 10, and her interest in it drove her to pursue it not only physically, but also academically. In her first year of college she cemented a placement at the Independent, whom she worked for before branching out to Premier League-accredited sites like the female-led 'Offside Rule' blog and RealSport. She studied English at University alongside this, and is now a digital copy-writer and editor, specialising in sports journalism.