LEICESTER’S peculiarity of winning the Premier League last season has only been matched by their defence of it this term.
Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes have one win in nine league games, and sit two points off the drop zone.
Make no mistake, last year’s unlikely winners are in a relegation battle.
Leicester face Manchester City tomorrow evening, who are going through some problems of their own.
Last weekend’s 3-1 home defeat to Chelsea didn’t just cost them ground in the title race, it also cost them two key players.
Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were sent off for violent conduct deep into injury-time, and will miss four and three games respectively.
Fortunately for Pep Guardiola, City have far more depth in reserve to cope with European and domestic challenges than tomorrow’s opponents.
While Leicester topped their Champions League group, City only came second. The difference being that Guardiola’s men sit 12 places higher in the league.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored against Celtic on Tuesday, meaning he has 19 goals in 18 career starts.
The Nigerian will play again in Aguero’s absence, and don’t bet against him adding to that tally.
The difference between Leicester’s Champions League and domestic form has been stark, and I think they’ll struggle again tomorrow.
Betway make it 3/4 for a Man City win, which I like the look of and in truth, I don’t think it will be close.
Leicester’s defence: so strong last year, so porous this. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in seven league games.
I’ll be buying total goals at 3.1 with Sporting Index.
Man City - 3/4 (Betway)
Buy total goals - 3.1 (Sporting Index)