Manchester City will host Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in their English Premier League campaign on Saturday, Feb. 6, starting 12:45 GMT.
Manchester City will be looking to take the support of their home crowd to beat the reigning Leicester team in the EPL league standings. The City are just three points behind Leicester and two points ahead of Arsenal. According to The Independent, Manchester City have a perfect chance of going on top of the standings if they win the upcoming clash, owing to their superior goal difference.
Manuel Pellegrini will be looking to win his second league title before parting ways to make room for Pep Guardiola. The City have always been tough hosts at home and their current run only proves their mettle. They have proved their dominance by winning nine of their last 12 matches at home so far.
“It isn’t the biggest game of the season so far. The Premier League doesn’t finish here. There are a lot of points to fight for. It is important for everyone to know I knew what was happening and nothing was happening behind my back,” Manuel Pellegrini, Chilean professional football manager and former footballer, who is the manager of Premier League side Manchester City, told The Independent.
“This is the last time I talk about that. We must concentrate on this season. I am not talking about the future. Ask me about the team and the game,” Pellegrini added.
The Foxes, on the other hand, have been upto some exceptional football. Jamie Vardy’s extraordinary goal scoring abilities were evident in their midweek clash against Liverpool, which helped them register a convincing victory over the Reds. They will be looking to take a five-point lead ahead of the second placed City.
”Even if we win, and we try to win, then we can lose with Arsenal. It is difficult to say this (that Leicester can win the title). We want our fans to dream but we know it’s a tough match and from now there will only be tough matches. We must continue in this way,” Claudio Ranieri, Italian football manager and former player who is the current manager of English club Leicester City, told the Guardian.
Manchester City Possible XI: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Demichelis, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Fernando; Silva, Toure, Sterling; Aguero
Leicester City Possible XI: Schmeichel; Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Fuchs; Albrighton, Drinkwater, Kante, Mahrez; Vardy, Okazaki
Manchester City vs Leicester
Date: Saturday, 6 February 2016
Time: 12:45 PM GMT
Venue: Etihad Stadium, Manchester
TV: Live on BT Sport, highlights on BBC1
Live Stream: Bet365