Where to Watch Live
Kick-off is set for 12:30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.
Manchester City will have to await the availability of striker Sergio Aguero and John Stones, who face late fitness tests as they recover from muscule problems. However, they will be without long-term injury casualties in the form of Claudio Bravo and Ilkay Gundogan who are out for the season. The Citizens are in a good run of form and have lost only one of the last 14 games played, winning seven and drawing six.
However, City have not had the best form this season at home, losing only one game but drawing seven, which has scuppered their prospects in the race for the title. It can be a momentous occasion for Sergio Aguero if he is fit as he needs only two goals to reach the coveted 20 mark in the League this season and become the fifth player to score 20 or more goals in three back-to-back campaigns. Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Harry Kane are the others who have achieved this feat.
Leicester have a host of injury problems as Danny Drinkwater is set to be out for the rest of the season with a thigh injury, severely affecting their prominence in midfield. In defence they are also suffering due to injuries, with Robert Huth doubtful due to a foot problem, while injured Wes Morgan is still on the sidelines.
The Foxes will take inspiration from the fact that they beat City 4-2 at home in December. The Citizens were completely outplayed all over the pitch. However, the Foxes failed to keep up their momentum and it was only after Craig Shakespeare took over were they able to exert their dominance. They have taken 22 points from their last 10 games under Shakespeare; only Tottenham have managed more in that period.
What Managers Say
Pep Guardiola: "The team is going to play the way I want to play," he said. "I am not going to dismiss it. I want to make high pressing, control the second balls, make a good build up, play quick as possible - but in the end it depends on the quality of the players. And we are going to try to adapt the club for the long term goal. We are going to buy the players to play in that way. That is what we are looking for. The other way, I don't feel it. How can I convince my players to play the other way if I don't feel it? You have to play the way you believe. The players know if you are a liar, if you are not honest with them. (via MEN)
Craig Shakespeare: "I have watched from afar when he was at Barcelona in awe sometimes at how he went about things. Whenever you went on FA courses you talked about the Barcelona model. It will be a very interesting and proud moment to stand in the technical area alongside him. He is his own man. He has looked at it this season and I am sure next season they will go from strength to strength. "It gets harder every year. You saw how many teams reinvested and fortunes spent on transfers. It still shows where the league table is now.'' ( via ESPN)
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Manchester City win: 1/4
- Draw: 6
- Leicester City win: 11
Possible XI: Caballero, Fernandinho, Kompany, Otamendi, Clichy, Toure, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Jesus, Aguero
Possible XI: Schmeichel, Simpson, Benalouane, Huth, Fuchs, Amartey, Ndidi, Albrighton, Okazaki, Mahrez, Vardy