Even the most optimistic City fan conceded that the Premier League race was lost some time ago.
But there's still a chase for second to be won - and the Saturday teatime clash could go a long way to deciding who finishes runners up to Liverpool.
Tyrone Marshall tells us what he expects from Pep Guardiola's side at the King Power on Saturday.
Win, lose or draw?
This clearly has the makings of a difficult game for City.
Leicester City are their closest challengers for second place and have been having an excellent season, while the Blues have slipped up in games like this too often themselves this season.
But there seems to be a sense of burning injustice around the club, fuelled by their Champions League ban, and there may be a backlash to that.
City want to prove they are about the talent on the pitch rather than the money off it, so back them to make that point at the King Power Stadium.
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City are 7/10 with thepools.com and while they're still odds on, it's not often you see odds as big as that in a City match.
Who's a good bet for 1st scorer?
Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus started together against West Ham on Wednesday, but the latter missed a number of excellent chances so will surely find himself amongst the subs here.
That makes Aguero the best prospect to find the back of the net first. With City being away he's a slightly longer 13/5 to score first and the usual 7/10 to score at any time .
Who's on the naughty step? (first card)
Leicester's pace in attack and their desire to play on the break will test City, so it would be no surprise if the first card came about through stopping a counter attack (or a tactical foul as some might say) and Rodri is the most likely candidate for that.
Who's on pens?
City have been hopeless from 12 yards this season so this remains a mystery. Ilkay Gundogan had the best record but missed against Tottenham recently, so it would be no surprise if the honour went back to Aguero this weekend. We can't be far off Ederson getting his chance! But good luck trying to find a price on him scoring!
Will City keep a clean sheet?
There haven't been enough clean sheets for City this season. Wednesday's against West Ham was a welcome boost but they'll likely concede here, given Leicester's threat in attack.
Both Teams To Score is a skinny 8/15 but Both Teams To Score and either team to win is a much better 23/20 .