Manchester City vs Leicester Preview: How to Watch on TV, Live Stream, Kick Off Time & Team News

Manchester City welcome Premier League football back to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as they host a Leicester side who've taken back-to-back wins from their opening league fixtures.

Pep Guardiola's men are a game behind most other sides in terms of Premier League action having been afforded an extra week's rest due to their Champions League exploits, though they showed no signs of lacking match sharpness in their opening league fixture against Wolves.

Leicester have enjoyed a similarly fruitful start to the campaign notching seven goals and taking maximum points from their two league clashes against West Brom and Burnley.

Someone's unblemished league record has got to go as these two face off on Sunday afternoon.

Where to Watch on TV

When Is Kick Off? Sunday 27 September
What Time Is Kick Off? 16:30 (BST)
Where Is it Played? Etihad Stadium
TV Channel/Live Stream? Sky Sports Main Event
Referee? Michael Oliver

Team News

Despite boasting an embarrassment of riches in terms of squad options, Guardiola finds himself in unchartered waters with a whole host of senior City players unavailable for selection.

Gabriel Jesus is the latest big name to be added to the club's injury list, joining the likes of Nicolás Otamendi, Sergio Aguero, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva and João Cancelo.

Meanwhile, Aymeric Laporte and İlkay Gündoğan are both ruled out having tested positive for coronavirus, although Guardiola has confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne will be fit despite taking a blow to the head in the Carabao Cup win over Bournemouth.

For the visitors long-term casualty Ricardo Pereira remains sidelined with a knee injury, though Jonny Evans' return from suspension is a timely boost given stand-in centre-back Wilfred Ndidi has been ruled out for 12 weeks with an abductor injury.

Predicted Lineups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Aké, Mendy; Rodri, Fernandinho; Foden, De Bruyne, Torres; Sterling.

Leicester: Schmeichel; Castagne, Evans, Söyüncü, Justin; Perez, Mendy, Tielemans, Praet, Barnes; Vardy.

Recent Form

City looked in imperious form in their opening day win over a Wolves side who themselves had flown out of the blocks with a win over Sheffield United a week earlier.

Guardiola fielded an inexperienced starting XI for their Carabao Cup clash with Bournemouth on Thursday but was forced to call on the cavalry late on with De Bruyne and Sterling making second-half cameos as City squeezed past the Cherries.

The Foxes also afforded some of their fringe players some valuable game time in their cup clash with Arsenal on Wednesday, though the gamble didn't pay off as they were dumped out of the competition following a 2-0 defeat. However, the loss is unlikely to dampen spirits in the Leicester camp following back-to-back Premier League victories.

Man City

Man City 2-1 Bournemouth (24/9)
Wolves 1-3 Man City (21/9)
Man City 1-3 Lyon (15/8)
Man City 2-1 Real Madrid (7/8)
Man City 5-0 Norwich City (26/7)

Leicester City

Leicester 0-2 Arsenal (23/9)
Leicester 4-2 Burnley (20/9)
West Brom 0-3 Leicester (13/9)
Leicester 0-2 Manchester United (26/7)
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Leicester (19/7)


City's squad is as close to threadbare as a squad like theirs can be, and Guardiola's decision to rest a number of his key men in midweek looks a wise one given Leicester will have had an extra day's rest compared to his side.

However, depleted or not City still possess a whole host of match winners and they should have enough to secure the three points.

Prediction: Manchester City 3-1 Leicester

Source : 90min