Leicester City vs Manchester City Betting Preview – 18/12/2018

Leicester City vs Manchester City Betting Preview – 18/12/2018

Leicester City vs Manchester City

The King Power Stadium gets ready to host the Carabao Cup quarter-final between Leicester City and Manchester City on Tuesday. The two teams met in the same round exactly a year ago with Manchester City eventually winning 4-3 on penalties after the score finished 1-1 following 90 minutes and extra-time. Bet365 don’t expect the same scoreline on Tuesday and offer 9/1 for the scoreline to finish 1-1 and 4/1 for the result to be decided by penalty kicks. Manchester City has also won the last four meetings between the two sides in all competitions with The Foxes’ last victory coming back in December 2016.

Claude Puel’s Leicester are without a win in their last three in the Premier League and needed penalties to dispose of Wolverhampton Wanderers in round three and Southampton in the last 16 of this competition. The French tactician welcomed back both Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire to the starting XI at Selhurst Park and could keep faith with the pair for the visit of the Premier League champions.

That defeat was their second in as many games in the capital following a 2-0 reverse at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur and prior to that, Puel’s side had drawn four of their last five in all competitions. The Foxes currently reside in 12th place in the Premier League standings and the visit of Pep Guardiola’s side on Tuesday maybe the perfect distraction for a club that has had an inconsistent league campaign so far this term.

Manchester City could welcome back Argentine striker Sergio Aguero for the trip to the East Midlands after he recovered from a groin strain that has seen him sidelined for the past five games. William Hill quote him at 3/4 to be an anytime goalscorer on Tuesday and 14/5 to be first on the scoresheet at the King Power.

Chelsea has inflicted the only domestic defeat on Pep Guardiola’s squad so far this season on December 8, which was only the second time this term that the champions had failed to score in a match. Having been paired with Schalke 04 in the last 16 of the Champions League, Guardiola’s side are still on course to land all the silverware on offer this season and although the Catalan tactician may opt to rest players for the trip to Leicester, the home side know they will have a battle royal on their hands to clinch a semi-final place.

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