Leicester City vs Manchester City Betting Tips

Leicester City are playing against Manchester City in the community shield match on the 7th of August in the Wembley Stadium, London at 21:45 IST. Both teams are opening their season campaigns here. Man City after the rollercoaster last season and Leicester after the smooth yet downhill(last five matches) will get a chance to get themselves going before the actual season opener in the League.

Leicester City Form and Team News

Leicester in the last season was one of the best teams on display with their league showing, they were placed in the top four for most of the season. But then, a very bad last five games in the league were enough to get them down to the fifth position at the end of the season, thus they are now without a champions league qualification, but have a Europa League qualification under their belt. They in this season would want to erase whatever was done wrong during the flag-end of the league and start afresh. They are playing against Manchester City in the community shield match at home on Saturday, this could be the best opportunity for the Leicester side to get some much-needed match time before the league begins.

Manager Brendan Rodgers did a decent job while being at the helm last year helping the team finish in the top five at the end of the league, but he could be counting the number of opportunities his team let slip away in the last five games where they have been winless and to make matters worse, they even got kicked out of Champions League qualification after this. He would want this team to open the season with nothing less than a win here against Man City which could well be the statement in the making for this season. 

Manchester City Form and Team News

They were one of the best clubs in the world last season and as it has been for many seasons now, but even the league titles speak for themselves, the hunt for a European championship is still happening, and they faltered in the final last time around. They finished the league as the number one team, they were so dominant in the league that they were confirmed with the title even before the last three games of the season. The league form has never been the question for this Man City team, they need to replicate this in the championships and winning those could be the priority for the blues. They are opening their season with a community shield match against Leicester City on Saturday. 

Superstar manager Pep Guardiola has been instrumental in Man City winning multiple league titles in the past few years, but his conundrum of not being able to win the European Championship after the famous Barcelona reign in 2011 is still up for debate, he could’ve buried the conversation had he won the championship last season, but that was not to be. There was a slew of activity in the transfer window for Man city and some key players have been transferred and some key players were also drafted in. However, this team would have nothing but a triumphant run in this season in mind. 

Odds by Casumo

Manchester City are the favorites to win according to the Casumo Sportsbook. They are placed at 1.91 odds while Leicester City is placed at 3.70. The odds for a draw is 3.70.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Manchester City have been phenomenal in the last season with almost everything going their way. They are strong at home and on the road as well. The league winners had almost run away with the league as regards the points and they are expected to continue their excellent run on the road to Leicester as well. Lots of goals are expected. This match could well give us a picture of whether or not there is a change of approach from Pep’s men after the CL final heartbreak last season. 

Tip 1: Total Goals over 2.5

In the last five games that Leicester City have played across competitions, three matches have had the total goals over 2.5. At home, Leicester City in the last five matches, have had four matches where the total goal count to be over 2.5. Manchester City on the other hand has had six out of the last eight matches when the total goals were over 2.5. Playing away, Manchester City in the last five matches have had four matches where the scoreline read more than 2.5 goals. Playing Head to head, these two teams have had two of the last four matches where the total goal count was more than 2.5. So it’s more likely that the match between Leicester and Manchester City will have more than 2.5 goals in total. According to the Casumo Sportsbook, the odds for the total goals to be over 2.5 is 1.65.

Tip 2: Both teams to score

In the last nine head to head matches between the two sides, six matches have seen both teams scoring. Playing at Leicester, the two teams have had three matches in the last five where both teams have scored. Leicester in the last five matches played across competitions have had three matches where both teams have scored. Playing at home, in the last three matches, all three of Leicester’s matches have had both teams scoring. Manchester City across competitions has seen four of the last eight matches where both teams have scored. So with all the above stats and considering the home advantage that Leicester possess, Manchester City who are known for their watertight defense will still find it difficult to contain the strikers of Leicester and in turn, we can expect the match to have both teams scoring. The odds for both teams to score is 1.57 according to the Casumo Sportsbook. 


Both teams would want to begin well. Manchester City have their objective cut out while Leicester would want to stall the winless run first and then start building on the momentum into the league. Summarising on a couple of tips from above:

  1. Total Goals over 2.5 @ 1.65
  2. Both teams to score @ 1.57

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