21 December 2019 live
Manchester City remain the highest-scoring team in the 2019/20 Premier League (PL) season to date, with 2.76 goals per-match on average. More specifically, City have recorded 14 wins in their last 17 home PL matches, scoring two or more goals on 12 occasions.
An unmatched 58.82% of City’s outings have featured 4+ goals, and there have been six goals netted after the 80th minute across City’s last five competitive matches. A good start might be the key, however, as they have only been able to save points in one of four matches where they have trailed at half-time.
Leicester still remain the league’s most resilient side, conceding just 0.65 goals per-match so far. Furthermore, since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers, the ‘Foxes’ have been strong against opponents from last season’s top six (W3, D2, L2).
As of this PL round’s eve, Rodgers’ men have also turned a joint-league high five of seven half-time draws into wins. Leicester have also scored at least two goals in five straight competitive away matches, and with seven of the last ten competitive H2Hs seeing both teams score, they too should have their chances.
Players to watch: Fielded in an advanced role last time out, Kevin de Bruyne (MCI) now has four PL goals in his last five matches. Meanwhile, rampant PL top scorer (16 goals) Jamie Vardy (LEI) has failed to score in just one of his last nine league matches – 11 goals in that stretch.
Stat attack: City have won by at least two goals in six of their eight competitive home wins this season.
The total goals output from City’s matches this PL instalment is 3.88. That is miles ahead of any other team!
Leicester’s win/draw rate this term in PL games entered as an away outsider is 33.33%, which is down 5.13% from 2018/19.
What time is kick off?
The match begins at 18:30.