Kick-off: 1500, 14/09/2019
Stadium: Old Trafford
Manchester United have beaten Leicester at home for the past three Premier League seasons and are fancied for another Old Trafford triumph on Saturday.
The Red Devils have been playing better than their bare results suggest and we’re hoping this is the day when everything clicks into place for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A seventh win in eight meetings with the Foxes is on the cards and 3/4 for that outcome is our opening Man Utd vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United may have been flattered by a 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea at this venue, but subsequent results have more than redressed the balance, in our book.
The Red Devils suffered a surprise 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at this venue, in between away draws against Wolves and Southampton.
However, they were the better team in all of those fixtures, with a couple of missed penalties and other spurned chances proving costly.
The stalemate at St Mary’s Stadium gave us three successful selections, including a 6/1 correct score pay-out, but the feeling is United should have come out on top.
Harry Maguire said: “I feel like we’ve been fairly solid defensively, but the fine margins are the set-plays and things are punishing us at the moment, plus we’re not being clinical at the other end.
“We had numerous crosses, numerous balls across the box, we need someone to just put their head in where it hurts and go and get the three points.
“Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t, and we feel like we’ve been a bit unlucky in the first few games of the season and our performances have warranted more points.
“But it will come. We’ll keep working hard, keep improving and hopefully we’ll be fine for the next game.”
The Red Devils must learn to finish teams off and 37/20 they win by more than one goal takes the eye from the Man Utd vs Leicester odds.
Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Maguire, Young, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Mata, Pereira, James, McTominay, Rashford.
Paul Pogba (ankle) and Anthony Martial (thigh) are out for injury-hit United, while right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka (back) and midfielder Jesse Lingard (illness) are other major doubts.
Defenders Luke Shaw (hamstring), Diogo Dalot (hip) and Eric Bailly (knee) also remain sidelined.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Brendan Rodgers will be content with Leicester’s early form and they went into the international break in third place on eight points.
Draws with Wolves and Chelsea were followed by back-to-back victories over Sheffield United away and Bournemouth at home.
Jamie Vardy hit a double and set up Youri Tielemans in a 3-1 triumph over the Cherries that had Rodgers purring.
He stated: “I’m so, so proud of them. They gave so much – against a very good side. We were worthy winners I felt.”
Vardy has a fine record versus United, netting in half of his 10 encounters with the Red Devils, but we fear City’s willingness to compete will leave them open at the back on this occasion.
Let’s round off our Man Utd vs Leicester betting tips by taking 25/2 for a 3-1 home win.
Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Tielemans, Maddison, Albrighton, Barnes, Ndidi, Vardy.
Foxes skipper Wes Morgan (back) is fit, but long-term absentee Matty James (Achilles) is still recovering from an operation.
Southampton 1-1 MAN UTD – James
LEICESTER 3-1 Bournemouth – Vardy (2), Tielemans
Head-to-head: Leicester 0-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-1 Leicester, Leicester 2-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-0 Leicester
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