Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini looks set to make a host of changes for the visit of Leicester City in their FA Cup third round replay.
The Citizens were far from convincing against Wolves at the weekend, conceding two goals late on to give Mick McCarthy’s men a glimmer of hope. City still squeezed home 4-3, but they will have to play better against Leicester if they are to show why they are massive 2/7 favourites in the FA Cup betting.
Following narrow win, Mancini looks set to name Patrick Vieira, David Silva, Shay Given, James Milner and Joleon Lescott in the starting line-up. And their inclusion should give City a bit more spark than they displayed against the Foxes in their 2-2 draw nine days ago.
Leicester have been in very decent form following Sven-Goran Eriksson’s appointment and are now four games without defeat. However, they were held at the weekend by Championship bottom side Preston North End thanks to some sloppy defending that saw Preston equalise in injury-time.
City should come out on top comfortably in this clash. City have a reputation for being less than thrilling, but have scored nine goals in their last three home games.
Backing City for the straight win at 2/7 may not be the most enticing bet, but you can increase your chances of a big win by backing City to score over 2.5 goals at 6/5.
With Leicester keeping only two clean sheets in their last 17 away games, the Foxes could be in for an evening to forget.
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