Manchester City will take on Leicester City on Sunday at the Etihad Stadium in a contest that could be extremely challenging for Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Citizens have an incredibly lengthy injury list already, despite having only played two games of the current 2020/21 season.

Indeed, Guardiola’s side got their Premier League campaign off to a perfect start as they managed to defeat a rather impressive Wolverhampton Wanderers side 3-1 before sealing their place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup when they defeated AFC Bournemouth on Thursday night.

However, Brendan Rodgers’ side will provide the Citizens with another tough test, as they look to build on their own dismantling of Burnley last weekend, whilst also looking to bounceback incredibly quickly from their defeat to Arsenal in the midweek Cup action.

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As mentioned, Guardiola has revealed he has a lengthy absentee list in which he claimed he only has 13 senior first-team players available to him at the moment.

That list includes the likes of Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo and Oleksandr Zinchenko with each of them all injured, whereas Nicolas Otamendi may also miss out due to a niggle. Indeed, it remains to be seen if he will be a Manchester City player for much longer, though, as recent rumours have suggested he could be used in a deal with Benfica for Ruben Dias. Some of those players, though, might want to check out the best US online casino whilst they remain on the sidelines.

Ilkay Gundogan is self-isolating after contracting coronavirus and Aymeric Laporte is doubtful having only returned to training last week following his positive Covid-19 test. A number of Academy players may make the squad, with individuals such as Liam Delap potentially getting a chance to showcase his skills once again but on the biggest stage.

Key facts

Despite their potential problems in regards to the absentee list, the Citizens have a rather exceptional record when squaring off against the Foxes. They have managed to win six of the last seven top-flight matches to have been played between the two sides with the defeat having come in the 2018/19 Boxing Day showdown. The Sky Blues might just have the luck then to do well when using looking for the best machines à sous en ligne to use.

Manchester City have not lost an opening home match for 25 Premier League seasons, either as they have won 16 and drawn nine, with their last opening home defeat having happened in the 1989-90 campaign. They have also not lost in their last 11 home encounters (W10 D1) and have scored at least twice in each of those matches. Their last seven matches at the Etihad have combined for an aggregate score of 26-1.