As Manuel Pellegrini chases multiple trophies at Manchester City, the Chilean would be foolish not to capitalise on drawing the only remaining second tier team in the Capital One Cup.
City’s odds for victory at the King Power Stadium stand at 2/5 with Ladbrokes, with Leicester categorised as underdogs of gargantuan proportion at 7/1. The draw is a 7/2-rated alternative.
Still, with the Citizens’ immense strength in depth, even with a complete reshuffle of the side that mauled Arsenal 6-3, the Premier League title favourites should be backed for a heavy win in the east Midlands.
Despite questionable away form, City have notched three goals in four road games this term and are answering the numerous defensive questions that hang over their head away from home in this competition, where they’re yet to concede a goal.
Should this defensive formidability rear a steadfast head once more, a wager on the away team to win with a one-goal handicap at 10/11 must appeal.
After missing out against the Gunners, the likes of Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic and Jesus Navas are all in line to start this game, providing ample firepower, while the Foxes have recently stumbled on their quest for Championship promotion. They’ve failed to win their last three, shipping six goals in the process.
Furthermore, of the 12 guests they’ve entertained this season, only three have failed to breach Kasper Schmeichel’s goal; a replication of such defensive generosity will certainly be savaged by City.
The Citizens are yet to miss out on troubling the Leicester scorers this decade, notching at least two goals on three of their four visits.
With ferocity in abundance up top, those who fancy snarling City to find an easy meal in the Foxes may be tempted by the 11/5 saying the visitors to prevail with a two-goal handicap applied to their haul, but those seeking an easy profit will be veering their course towards the 1/2 for over 2.5 goals.
Both FA Cup ties contested between these two in 2010/11 would have rewarded backers of this bet, as would eight of the last 10 games both sides have been involved in this term.
All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date
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