When Leicester City visits the Etihad Stadium on Saturday for a Premier League match, Manchester City will try to win their tenth straight game in all competitions.
While the Citizens are attempting to catch up to Premier League leaders Arsenal, the Foxes have hired manager Dean Smith in an effort to get them out of the competitive relegation race.
With back-to-back victories over Southampton and Bayern Munich in the Premier League and the Champions League, Man City has increased their chances of capturing the triple this season.
The Citizens have defeated Leicester in 10 of their last 12 Premier League meetings, and they defeated the Foxes 6-3 at home in December 2021 after being involved in a nine-goal thriller.
With a Champions League second-leg match in Germany and a trip to Wembley for an FA Cup semifinal against Sheffield United coming up the following week, Man City would benefit from another victory to keep up their great momentum.
The 52-year-old is fully aware of the daunting test that his new team is set to face having lost all of his previous six matches against the Citizens as a manager, conceding 19 goals in the process. Smith begins his reign with one of the toughest challenges in English football against an in-form Man City squad.
Even though they occasionally frustrated the defending champions in their most recent meeting, Leicester has lost each of their past four Premier League games against Man City. In October, a spectacular Kevin De Bruyne free kick was all it took for the Foxes to suffer a 1-0 loss at home. If they want to avoid suffering their 20th league loss of the season, they must put on a determined and passionate performance on Saturday.