Preview: Manchester City v Leicester City

Manchester City will be aiming to climb into the Premier League's top three with a win over Leicester City on Saturday.

Premier League

Date: 13 May 2017

Match Day 37

Kick-off: 19:30 (HKT)

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Referee: B. Madley

Assistants: P. Kirkup, A. Holmes

Fourth official: P. Tierney

Head-to-head summary: 

TEAM              MATCHES  WIN   DRAW   LOSS

Manchester City     74         31       18         25      
Leicester City         74        25       18         31      

Previous encounter: 

Leicester City 4-2 Manchester City 10/12/16 (Premier League)

Leicester City goalscorers: J. Vardy (3', 20', 78'), A. King (5')

Manchester City goalscorers: A. Kolarov (82'), Nolito (90')

Players to watch: 

Sergio Aguero has scored a staggering 31 goals this season and remains Manchester City's biggest goal threat, while Raheem Sterling has chipped in with 10 this term.

Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick in the two sides' previous encounter and is the highest scorer for the Foxes this season, with 15 goals across all competitions.

Team form and manager quotes: 

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The Citizens have a game in hand over third-placed Liverpool and trail the Reds by only one point, which means a win would see them leapfrog into the top three.

Pep Guardiola's men are unbeaten in their last five Premier League games and come into the clash with Leicester having hammered Crystal Palace 5-0 last Saturday.

The last three games of City's campaign will be crucial in the context of the battle for the top four, with Manchester United and Arsenal still in with a shot at displacing City and Liverpool.

"There are four amazing teams fighting for the last two Champions League places," Guardiola told BBC Football. "It will be a big, big battle until the last game."

Meanwhile, Leicester City will be aiming to continue their recent good form in the Premier League after going unbeaten in their last three games.

The Foxes beat West Brom and Watford in their last two fixtures, following a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace. However, they face a dangerous attack in Manchester City.

Manager Craig Shakespeare told the press before the game: "Their offensive players would cause problems for any team in the world. I saw them against Crystal Palace last week and they looked hungry."

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Team news: 

The hosts are missing defender Bacary Sagna and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo for the clash.

Leicester are still without the services of captain Wes Morgan, while Robert Huth is a doubt and Danny Drinkwater may miss the rest of the season.

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