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Take on the Professor: Leicester will respond to Aguero’s City opener

| 05.02.2016

The Premier League’s top two sides meet this weekend in a match that will certainly have a say in who wins this year’s title.

But in this most unusual of all seasons, it’s Leicester City who head to Manchester City as the league leaders, holding a three point gap, and both the Professor and our new challenger fancy this to be a closely-fought encounter.

The honour to take on the bearded genius this week falls to @rohanl98, but before we get down to business for predictions ahead of the table-topping battle, let’s look at the latest standings on our Take on the Professor Leaderboard…


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So here’s what the Prof and his latest bold opponent fancy to happen at the Etihad this Saturday…


There’s always endless logic behind the Prof’s predictions and here’s what he’s got to say about this weekend’s picks…

Everyone expects Man City to win this game, burst the Foxes’ bubble and then go on to land the Premier League title. However, it’s worth nothing that City have only won three of the previous seven meetings with the other four ending all-square.

For all the talk of City’s defensive woes they certainly seem to have tightened up recently. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have only conceded three times in their last seven league games while Leicester have only let in two goals during the same period. Therefore, a low-scoring draw is the pick. 

City have been fairly quick out of the blocks recently with four of their last seven Premier League goals coming before the break. And there’s only man you’d put your house on to open the scoring. 

How do you think they’ll get on? Join in the conversation via @Ladbrokes!

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.