Kick-off: 1630, 20/12/2020
Stadium: Old Trafford
TV: Sky Sports
Leeds have been a breath of fresh air since gaining promotion but may just lack the nous to cope with visiting the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
They have already lost away to Liverpool and Chelsea, so Manchester United will be looking to prove a cut above at Old Trafford, too.
The Whites did have their moments at Anfield and Stamford Bridge, though, losing 4-3 and 3-1 in those fixtures.
Let’s stick with that system by taking 19/10 for a home win and both teams to score for our first Man Utd vs Leeds prediction.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
Manchester United moved up to sixth with Thursday’s 3-2 triumph at Sheffield United and could go as high as second if winning their game in hand.
A couple of bizarre goals at the beginning and end of that match made it look like a close encounter.
However, in between, the Red Devils threatened to run riot with some superb attacking play.
Marcus Rashford bagged a brace and Anthony Martial also netted, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could easily have doubled their tally.
After making it 10 consecutive away league wins, including six this season, Solskjaer said: “The start was so sloppy, but then the character is fantastic by every single one of us.
“They just started playing. The goals we scored were excellent and we got three points from a difficult game at a difficult place.”
Rashford looked unplayable at times at Bramall Lane and has now netted a dozen times in all competitions this term.
Looking at the Man Utd vs Leeds odds, the England international appeals at 4/1 to break the deadlock here.
Last Man Utd line-up: Henderson, Lindelof, Maguire, Telles, Wan-Bissaka, Pogba, Fernandes, Matic, Martial, Rashford, Greenwood.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds eventually ran out emphatic 5-2 winners against Newcastle at Elland Road on Wednesday after being involved in yet another entertaining encounter.
Patrick Bamford grabbed his ninth Premier League goal of the campaign and there were further strikes from Rodrigo, Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison.
“We’ve had a few rough games and we were really hoping to come back and redeem ourselves,” Harrison said on the club’s official website.
“We knew how important it was to come out strong, be aggressive and play our usual game – and we did exactly that.
“We want to be as aggressive and intense as we can. If you look at all the players making long runs in the last few minutes, it shows our fitness levels and how we want to play.”
However, that was a pretty even contest at 2-2 until the Magpies self-imploded in the final quarter of an hour.
The Whites had lost four of their six previous fixtures, conceding 13 times in those defeats.
Let’s finish off our Man Utd vs Leeds betting tips by taking 10/1 for a 3-1 home victory.
Last Leeds line-up: Meslier, Ayling, Cooper, Alioski, Dallas, Harrison, Phillips, Klich, Bamford, Raphinha, Rodrigo.
Sheff Utd 2-3 MAN UTD – Marcus Rashford (2), Anthony Martial
LEEDS 5-2 Newcastle – Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo, Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski, Jack Harrison
Head-to-head: Leeds 0-3 Man Utd, Man Utd 0-1 Leeds, Man Utd 1-1 Leeds, Leeds 2-3 Man Utd, Leeds 0-1 Man Utd
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