Leicester vs Man City Carabao Cup Predictions

Carabao Cup Leicester City vs Man City
Leicester vs Man City EFL Cup

Tuesday December 18th, 19:45

King Power Stadium. Manchester City’s quest for a fourth EFL Cup win in six seasons continues on Tuesday evening when they face Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the quarter-finals.

Predictions

Manchester City lifted the EFL Cup in their first season under boss Pep Guardiola, beating Arsenal 3-0 in last season’s final at Wembley Stadium.

City have their eye on loftier achievements than this cup this season but would still welcome the opportunity to add to their growing trophy cabinet.

Guardiola’s men have cruised through the competition so far, beating both Oxford United and Fulham without conceding a goal.

Last season was the first time that Leicester City have reached the last eight of this competition since they won the whole thing in the 1999-00 campaign.
The Foxes have had a scratchy campaign so far, thrashing Fleetwood Town in their first outing but needing penalty kicks to see off Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton.

Leicester have the ability to frustrate Manchester City, who will surely rest a number of key men for this midweek tie, and it could go all the way to spot kicks after a 1-1 draw.

Betting Tips

Leicester City have taken fellow Premier League clubs Wolves and Southampton all the way to a penalty shootout in the previous two rounds of this competition. Manchester City may be the far superior football team on paper but they have only won on one of their last four visits to the King Power Stadium.

Young Manchester City midfielder Brahim Diaz was the star man in the last round, scoring twice as his team comfortably beat Fulham at the Etihad Stadium.

Linked with Real Madrid in the upcoming January transfer window, he’s likely to get another start on Tuesday evening and will want to put himself in the shop window. Betting sites have priced him at alluringly long odds to do so.

Statistics

Head to Head

These two teams met in the EFL Cup last season too, with Manchester City beating Leicester City on spot kicks after a 1-1 draw at the King Power.

Guardiola’s charges recorded a comfortable 2-0 win at the stadium in the league last season, with Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scoring. Leicester last came out on top in December 2016, winning a six-goal thriller by a 4-2 scoreline – largely thanks to a Jamie Vardy hat-trick.

Stats

  • Leicester City have only failed to score against Manchester City once in their last six meetings home and away in all competitions.
  • Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea in their last away match was their first on the road since April 2018.
  • Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has five goals in his last five appearances against Manchester City.
  • Winger Riyad Mahrez made over 150 appearances for Leicester City before moving to Manchester City in the summer.
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