Kick-off: 2000, 10/08/2018
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Man Utd vs Leicester
Leicester went through a rocky patch late on last season but then finished strongly enough to suggest they can be competitive against Manchester United.
The Foxes closed with a 3-1 win over Arsenal and led twice in a thrilling 5-4 defeat against Tottenham at Wembley.
If returning to action in similar form, 11/10 for both teams to score at Old Trafford is a value pick for our opening Man Utd vs Leicester prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United went into the summer break on a low note after losing to Chelsea in the FA Cup final, leaving them without a trophy last term.
However, climbing up to second place in the Premier League table, from sixth the season before, was good progress and Jose Mourinho will be keen to build on that.
The arrival of box-to-box Brazil midfielder Fred looks a shrewd move and several players enhanced their reputations at the World Cup.
Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard will all be seeking more consistency at club level after impressing on the international stage.
After securing 15 home wins in this competition last term, another strong start at Old Trafford is the initial aim.
However, pre-season results have been mixed and many of those big names were late returning from Russia 2018.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester ended up in ninth place last season and struggled when visiting elite-level teams, picking up just one point from away fixtures against the top-six clubs.
City did hit the target in four of their five defeats in such games, though, so that backs up our view that they are always a threat going forward.
Losing star winger Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City was obviously a major blow, but Claude Puel has made some solid recruits.
Paying out £22million for Norwich midfielder James Maddison was a bold move, while 26-year-old Algeria international Rachid Ghezzal is another attacking option brought in from Monaco.
The likes of Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Shinji Okazaki should not be short of good service again!
Portugal full-back Ricardo Pereira and Northern Ireland centre-half Jonny Evans are two big boosts at the back and Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward will push Kasper Schmeichel after joining for £12.5million from Liverpool.
The feeling is that the Foxes can challenge for a place in Europe this term and a speculative punt on 19/1 for a 2-2 draw completes our Man Utd vs Leicester betting tips.
Chelsea 1-0 MAN UTD
Tottenham 5-4 LEICESTER – Jamie Vardy (2), Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho
Head-to-head: Leicester 2-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-0 Leicester, Leicester 0-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 4-1 Leicester, Leicester 1-2 Man Utd