Leicester vs Man Utd: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Leicester welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United side to the King Power, hoping to regain their Christmas form.
Leicester beat both Chelsea and Manchester City in December but have faltered since then, losing to Cardiff and Southampton – among others – in the league and getting knocked out of the FA Cup by League Two side Newport County. The feeling is that Claude Puel is living on borrowed time and although a defeat to United would not condemn the French manager, it would not do him any good either.
Manchester United are playing completely differently to how they were earlier in the season and fans will be believing that a Champions League spot is within their grasp now that the results have been far more favourable. Ole Gunnar Solskaer will be taking nothing for granted but will see this one as very winnable – and he may be right.
Goals have been hard to come by this season for Leicester and top goal scorer Jamie Vardy has only got seven in all competitions. Although the top bookmakers will have very long odds for them to get drawn into a relegation battle, Claude Puel needs to get things going at the club before their season fizzles out with a whimper.
You have to go back to November – pre-Solskjaer – for the last time Manchester United failed to score in a Premier League match. Although they have had a relatively easy schedule since then they have been able to win convincingly and that form could carry on against Leicester. United to win this one 2-1.
Total goals over
Manchester United are back scoring goals but although they are favourites to win here the result may be tight.
Both teams to score in first half
United have tended to score in the first half of their matches recently and Leicester may try to get a good start as well to put the pressure on.
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Head To Head
United beat Leicester 2-1 on the opening day of the season thanks to goals from Pogba and Shaw – and haven’t lost at the King Power since 2014.
- Paul Pogba is starting to have a real influence on results again since Jose Mourinho’s departure and only three other players have more Premier League assists this season.
- Leicester have not scored as many goals as they would have liked this season but no other club outside the top four has conceded as few as they have.
- Marcus Rashford in particular has flourished since Solskjaer took over. The England striker has scored in his last four Premier League matches and top betting sites will have him at short odds to add to his tally here.
- Leicester City have not helped themselves this season and have one of the worst disciplinary records in the Premier League – no other club has received as many red cards.