Manchester United vs Leicester City betting tips: Premier League match preview & predictions

Manchester United vs Leicester prediction: Manchester United 1-2 Leicester

Can Manchester United get back to winning ways?

Just five points from four matches is their lowest tally since the 1992/93 season.

However, Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side face another very tough game.

Will Leicester win at Old Trafford for the first time since January 1998 and inflict more misery on the Red Devils?

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Manchester United vs Leicester City: Who will win?

Manchester United, despite recent poor form, are odds on favourites at 4/5 to win this game.

Leicester are 10/3 to claim all three points.

A draw is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/5.

Both teams to score is 8/11.

Manchester United to win and both teams to score is 5/2.

Leicester City to win and both teams to score is 7/1.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Daniel James of Manchester United celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 4-0 during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Marcus Rashford could lead the line for the home side. He is 9/2 to score first and 9/5 to net anytime.

Dan James though is currently Man United’s top scorer. The Welsh winger is 15/2 to score first and 14/5 to score in a third consecutive match.

Jamie Vardy has 34 goals in 54 appearances against last season’s top six. He is 5/1 to score first and 2/1 to add to that impressive record.

James Maddison will also be a threat. He is 11/1 to open the scoring and 4/1 to get his second of the season.

Both Paul Pogba and Rashford to score is 9/1.

Both James and Rashford to score is 11/1.

Both Maddison and Vardy to score is 20/1.

Both Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes to score is 50/1.

Manchester United vs Leicester City: Match preview

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea FC at Old Trafford on August 11, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Despite an extremely promising start, Manchester United’s first month of the season has not gone to plan.

When, on the opening day, the Red Devils hammered Chelsea 4-0 at home, everything appeared rosy in the Old Trafford garden.

But, very little has gone right since then.

In their next match, Paul Pogba missed a late penalty as they could only draw 1-1 at Molineux with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Then, they suffered their first defeat of the campaign, losing 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace after conceding a stoppage time goal.

Last time out, at St Mary’s, they took an early lead but could only draw 1-1 with a Southampton side who played the final half hour with a men less.

The Red Devils are eighth in the table with just five points on the board and in desperate need of a lift.

They face both Arsenal and Liverpool in their next four Premier League games, after this one, so it hardly gets any easier.

Will everyone at Old Trafford get a much needed boost in this one?

Leicester to leave Old Trafford victorious?

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 31: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates after scoring to make it 3-1 during the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City via Getty Images)

Leicester though will very much fancy their chances.

The Foxes began the season with back to back draw, 0-0 at home to Wolves and then 1-1 at Chelsea.

That was followed by their first win of the campaign.

Harvey Barnes’ spectacular half-volley sealing a 2-1 victory at Sheffield United.

Then, a fortnight ago, Jamie Vardy netted in each half as they beat Bournemouth 3-1 at home.

That means just three teams are still unbeaten in the Premier League after four matches.

European champions Liverpool, English champions Manchester City and Leicester City who are currently third.

Brendan Rodgers’ side are the front runners to break up the top six monopoly and they are showing why.

They’ve already drawn at Stamford Bridge so could they go one better at Old Trafford?

Manchester United team news vs Leicester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 24: Aaron Wan-Bissaka of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on August 24, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images)

With eight senior players leaving the club this summer and only three arriving, Manchester United’s squad always looked a bit thin.

However, now with a few injuries to contend with too, Ole Gunnar Solskjær has very few options.

As ever, David de Gea will be in goal; he played in one of Spain’s two Euro qualifiers over the international break.

In defence, Luke Shaw is out with a thigh problem but Aaron Wan-Bissaka is expected to be fit despite withdrawing from the England squad.

Ashley Young will deputise at left-back.

It’s a big afternoon for Harry Maguire against the club he left just last summer.

Scott McTominay will anchor the midfield but not alongside Paul Pogba.

He missed France’s two games over the break and is a doubt for this one.

This would be a blow as, only two Premier League players have completed more than Pogba’s 307 passes so far.

Andreas Pereira is expected to play in Pogba’s position, not Nemanja Matić or Fred.

Further forward, Anthony Martial appeared to be a doubt but is likely to start.

That means Marcus Rashford will be back out wide.

Only one player has had more than Rashford’s 17 shots this season but they have only rendered two goals.

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard continues to struggle this year.

He has not provided a goal or an assist in any competition in 2019.

In fact, he has failed to do so in 11 of the last 12 months in which Premier League fixtures are played.

So, a lot of the goalscoring responsibility could fall on Dan James once more.

He has scored three goals in his four Premier League games for Manchester United; he only scored three in his final 22 Championship appearances for his previous club Swansea City.

Can this side get Manchester United’s first win since the opening day?

Leicester City team news vs Manchester United

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen White – CameraSport/Getty Images)

As for Leicester, despite this being an away fixture against a top side, Brendan Rodgers will not change and will put out an expansive side in his preferred 4-1-4-1 formation.

Kasper Schmeichel will be in goal.

He is the only player who started at Old Trafford the day Leicester, virtually, clinched the league in 2016 that could start this one too.

In defence, Çağlar Söyüncü is doing an excellent job at filling a rather large whole left by Harry Maguire’s summer departure.

He’ll partner a former Manchester United centre-back, Jonny Evans.

Wilfred Ndidi will anchor the midfield, allowing more creative players Youri Tielemans and James Maddison to push forward.

Out-wide, Marc Albrighton is set to keep his place ahead of Demarai Gray

Summer arrivals Dennis Praet and Ayoze Pérez will join Gray on the bench.

Up front, as always, will be Jamie Vardy.

He is the top scorer in the Premier League since March 1st with 12.

Also, in a longer time frame, only two players have scored more goals than his 82 since the start of the 2014-15 season.

Will he get on the scoresheet for the third successive match and fire Leicester to a famous win?

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Leicester City.

Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Leicester City.

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Manchester United

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Manchester United.

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The Premier League table as it stands:

2Leicester City128222982126
4Manchester City1281335132225
5Sheffield United12453139417
7Manchester United124441612416
8Wolverhampton Wanderers123721615116
11Brighton & Hove Albion124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle United124351118-715
14Tottenham Hotspur123541817114
16West Ham United123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
20Norwich City122191128-177
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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

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Back Man United at 8/1 or Leicester at 33/1!