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Leicester's Jamie Vardy [R] possibly scored the goal of the season against Liverpool in the EPLReuters

Can Leicester City become the favourites to make history and lift the Premier League title this season? The next few matches in the EPL will definitely decide the fate of the Foxes, who have been witnessing a dream of a campaign so far.

Claudio Ranieri's side take on Manchester City on EPL Gameweek 25 and then go ahead to take EPL giants Arsenal in the next Gameweek.

Two big games to decide the season for Leicester. However, the first and foremost thing to be on the mind of Ranieri's men would be to record a favourable result against Man City on Saturday at the Etihad, and increase their lead on the top of the table.

The Foxes are on 50 points from 24 games, while the 2013-14 Premier League champions stay second with 47 points. The top-of-the-table clash is important in ways more than one, both for Ranieri and Manuel Pellegrini.

The onus is on both the experienced managers to inspire their side to make a strong statement, as 14 more matches remain to be played in the league.

"It's not the biggest game of the season so far - we can win or lose this game and the Premier League will not end here," Pellegrini remained positive, however, as he was quoted by the BBC as saying. "We have 39 more points to fight for. You cannot think you're champion if you win and if you lose, there are lots more points.

"It's a good game, a big game, but not decisive."

Both Man City and Leicester are unbeaten in their previous six fixtures in the Premier League, and both also have a similar record -- three wins and three draws. The Foxes, however, have conceded just once in their last six league games, whereas the Citizens have conceded thrice.

"Man City have too many dangerous players. You can play a perfect match but they'll win because they have magicians," Ranieri said, referring to players like Sergio Aguero, David Silva and Yaya Toure. "It's an open game as they want to win. We want to win too, so it's open. Both teams want to win, so maybe it'll be a draw!"

It was a goalless draw the last time as well when the two teams met in the Premier League this season.

Injury news:

Man City: Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany, Samir Nasri, Eliaguim Mangala, Jesus Navas and Wilfried Bony, are ruled out of the game.

Leicester: Only Jeffrey Schlupp and Matty James will be the absentees for the Foxes.

Possible starting XI

Man City: Hart; Demichelis, Otamendi, Sagna, Clichy; Fernandinho, Delph; Silva, Toure, Sterling; Aguero.

Leicester City: Schmeichel; Huth, Morgan, Simpson, Fuchs; Drinkwater, Kante, Mahrez, Albrighton; Vardy, Okazaki.

Where to watch live

Manchester City vs Leicester is scheduled to kick off at 12:45 pm GMT (6:15 pm IST, 7:45 am EST) on Saturday, 6 February.

In India, viewers can catch the game on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD 4. Online streaming will be available on Starsports.com and Hotstar.

In the UK and Ireland, viewers can catch the game on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultra HD. Online streaming will be available on BT Sport Live. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live and TalkSport Radio World.

In the US, viewers can catch the game on the NBC Sports Network. Online streaming will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra. Radio commentary of the game will be available on Westwood One Sports and SiriusXM FC.

The live scores can be followed on the Premier League Match Centre.

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