Manchester City vs. Leicester City: Premier League Odds & Soccer Pick

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 2:17 PM GMT

Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2015 2:17 PM GMT

The Citizens will be looking to bounce back after a loss to Liverpool over the weekend. They should have little trouble against Leicester City, and the soccer odds confirm that thought.

Odds Overview
The biggest favorite on the board for this week's Premier League action? That would be Manchester City, who is listed at roughly -400 to grab an outright win inside the Etihad.

It's going to be tough sledding for Leicester, according to soccer odds betting lines, as they've listed the Foxes in the +1000 to +1250 range, with a draw also a longshot at anywhere from +500 to +600. 

 

Manchester City
The Citizens have dropped consecutive matches heading into Wednesday's clash, and that's something we don't see all that often

The first loss came at home against Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League clash, and then they followed that up with an away loss to Liverpool in the league. Edin Dzeko equalized for the Citizens after they went down early, but then a wonder goal from Coutinho proved to be the difference, with City unable to find their way through thereafter.

Despite that setback, City is still in a very comfortable position in the league, as they're in second place and have a four-point cushion above Arsenal who sit third. Still, the gap is closing and the Citizens can't really afford many more slipups, not with Arsenal, United, Southampton, Liverpool and Tottenham all fighting for a spot in the top four. As we look ahead to Wednesday's match, you have to like City's chances, however, as they've been getting the job done at home throughout the season and will welcome one of the weakest outfits in the Premier League to their stomping grounds.

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Leicester City
Finding out first hand just how tough the Premier League is, the Foxes are currently in dead last in the table. They've only mustered up 18 total points through 26 fixtures and they're now seven points away from escaping the relegation zone. Things aren't looking good at all in terms of survival, but stranger things have happened and there's still a lot of time for things to turn around.

Recent performances have left a lot to be desired as well. They've gone winless in five consecutive matches, with four of those ending in defeat. Most recently, however, they put up a great fight in a 2-2 draw against Everton in what was one of their finest performances of the season. If the Foxes can bring that kind of intensity in Manchester, maybe they'll be able to squeak out a point.

We wouldn't count on it, though. The Citizens are going to be out for blood on Wednesday and there's little doubt they're going to control the tempo and possession throughout. Leonard Ulloa is the only Leicester player to have scored more than three league goals (seven) on the season, and that lack of goalscoring has really hurt the newly promoted outfit.

 

Premier League Pick
We know the Foxes are going to give it everything they have, and we know they're not going to be short on motivation on desire, as their Premier League survival hopes have reached their boiling point.

However, sometimes quality wins out over all else and we just think that will be too much for Leicester to overcome here. The Citizens have far more talent, they'll be at home, and they'll also be highly motivated to get back on track after a rare loss in the league.

Add it all up and we see City taking care of business without much resistance. The focus should be there from the get-go, so we'll pick the Citizens to win by at least two goals in order to maximize our value. Best of luck with all of your soccer picks this week!

Soccer Pick: Manchester City 3 Leicester City 0

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