Manchester United welcome Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been hit and miss in recent weeks, winning just one of their four Premier League outings so far. The Foxes remain unbeaten, sitting in third place after two wins and two draws.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: Old Trafford
Kick Off Time: 15:00 BST
Referee in Charge: Martin Atkinson
TV Channel / Live Stream: Due to being a 3pm kick-off, this game won’t be available on TV in the UK. Highlights will be shown on Match of the Day, starting at 10:45pm.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – The Form Guide
Despite spending £130 million Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, United’s defence has struggled in the early going. Southampton, Crystal Palace and Wolves have all got on the scoresheet. With their Europa League campaign just around the corner, Solskjaer’s squad will be put under increased scrutiny over the coming weeks.
The hosts have enjoyed recent meetings with Leicester, winning five of the last six head-to-head clashes.
Brendan Rodgers has established a more attacking style than Leicester’s approach under Claude Puel. Caglar Soyuncu has slotted in alongside Jonny Evans but Foxes haven’t been particularly solid at the back. The visitors have conceded in three of their four league games so far.
What is the Team News?
Diogo Dalot could return for this game after further treatment for a hip problem. Paul Pogba didn’t feature for France and Solskjaer has ruled the midfielder out of this game.
The United boss also couldn't guarantee that Aaron Wan-Bissaka or Jesse Lingard – who both withdrew from the England squad – would be ready to face the Foxes.
Luke Shaw is still a couple of weeks away from a return while Anthony Martial will also miss this clash.
Wes Morgan is nearing a return to fitness but is unlikely to feature at Old Trafford. Daniel Amartey and Matty James continued to be sidelined with long term injuries.
Manchester United Predicted line-up: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelof, Maguire, Young; Pogba, McTominay; Pereira, Mata, James; Rashford.
Leicester City Predicted line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Ricardo; Ndidi, Barnes, Maddison, Tielemans, Albrighton; Vardy.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Latest Odds
Manchester United have been drifting in the betting but remain odds-on favourites at 4/5 (1.80) with 888Sport. Leicester have come in for some support and have clipped to 18/5 (4.60) accordingly. That’s still an industry-best price at the time of writing, though. The draw is priced at 27/10 (3.70) with the same firm.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Score Prediction
While Leicester have a poor recent record in this fixture, they look well set up to spring a shock at Old Trafford. Those seeking a big price should take the 12/1 (13.0) about the Foxes winning 2-1 and heaping more pressure on Solskjaer.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Betting Tip
The 11/10 (2.10) available on Leicester to avoid defeat is definitely worthy of consideration. United’s failure to beat inferior teams combined with their injury worries is enough to oppose the home side in this one. Especially with the visitors in decent form themselves.
However, the best bet is Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 11/5 (3.20) with 888Sport. That’s the best price and Leicester's star striker looks primed for a big performance. Having netted twice against Bournemouth, the 32-year-old should be fresh following the international break. Vardy’s record against the “Big Six” sides is impressive with 34 goals since Leicester’s return to the top-flight.
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