Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds
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Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips

This article covers Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips and predictions.

Also included is a thorough Leicester vs Manchester United betting preview.

Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

Leicester vs Manchester United: Match details

Match: Leicester vs Manchester United

Competition: Premier League

Date: December 26, 2020

Kick-off time: 12:30 pm, December 26, 2020 (UK time)

Stadium: King Power Stadium

Betting prediction: Leicester 1-2 Manchester United

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Leicester will be full of confidence following last weekend’s win over Spurs. The Foxes have won four of their last five matches in all competitions, keeping three clean sheets in that period. As good as their form may be, it is bettered still by Manchester United’s.

The Red Devils top the Premier League form table and also boast the only 100% away record in the division. In fact, United have won their last 10 Premier League away games.

A win for the Red Devils would see them leapfrog Leicester and move to within one point of leaders Liverpool having played the same number of matches as Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Leicester are the only team in the league yet to draw a match this season.

Leicester vs Manchester United: Recommended bets

Over 2.5 goals. 11 of Manchester United’s 12 away games in all competitions this season have produced three or more goals.

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Bruno Fernandes to score. Fernandes has scored 13 goals in 21 appearances this season, including a brace at Old Trafford last weekend.

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Leicester vs Manchester United: What are the betting odds?

Leicester vs Manchester United – recent form and head to head statistics

Leicester City FC vs Manchester United FC form
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Leicester City FC vs Chelsea FC - 2:0
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Leicester City FC vs Southampton FC - 2:0
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Stoke City vs Leicester City FC - 0:4
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Newcastle United FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:2
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Crystal Palace FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:1
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Liverpool FC vs Manchester United FC - 0:0
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Burnley FC vs Manchester United FC - 0:1
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Manchester United FC vs Watford FC - 1:0
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Manchester United FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Manchester United FC vs Aston Villa FC - 2:1
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
January 19, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 0 Chelsea FC
January 16, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 0 Southampton FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Stoke City 0 - 4 Leicester City FC
January 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Newcastle United FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
December 28, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Crystal Palace FC 1 - 1 Leicester City FC
Last 5 games for Manchester United FC
January 17, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Liverpool FC 0 - 0 Manchester United FC
January 12, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Burnley FC 0 - 1 Manchester United FC
January 9, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 1 - 0 Watford FC
January 6, 2021 EFL Cup 20/21 Manchester United FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
January 1, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Aston Villa FC
Leicester City FC vs Manchester United FC Premier League 20/21 form
Leicester City FC Manchester United FC
19 Matches played 18
12 Matches won 11
209 Goal attempts 241
78 Shots on goal 105
71 Shots off goal 67
97 Corner kicks 89
52% Average ball possession 53%
60 Shots blocked 69
38 Cards given 30
285 Free kicks 225
39 Offsides 46
3 Shots on post 1
3 Shots on bar 6
30 Goals by foot 28
2 Goals by head 5
35 Goals scored 34
21 Goals conceded 24
Leicester City FC vs Manchester United FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Leicester City FC Manchester United FC
30 Matches 30
16 Home Matches 14
14 Away Matches 16
25 Total Goals 64
0.83 Average Goals Scored 2.13
2 Wins 20
20 Losses 2
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Leicester City FC and Manchester United FC
December 26, 2020 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 2 - 2 Manchester United FC
July 26, 2020 Premier League 19/20 Leicester City FC 0 - 2 Manchester United FC
September 14, 2019 Premier League 19/20 Manchester United FC 1 - 0 Leicester City FC
February 3, 2019 Premier League 18/19 Leicester City FC 0 - 1 Manchester United FC
August 10, 2018 Premier League 18/19 Manchester United FC 2 - 1 Leicester City FC


Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on November 8, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images,)

Leicester vs Manchester United: Premier League preview

Leicester City welcome Manchester United to the King Power Stadium to kick off a busy day of Boxing Day action.

Manchester United moved up to 3rd in the table with an emphatic 6-2 win over Leeds last weekend. Scott McTominay scored a brace in the opening three minutes. United were 4-1 up by half time. Bruno Fernandes also scored a brace, while Daniel James and Victor Lindelof got their names on the scoresheet as well.

Manchester United are on 26 points, one point behind Leicester. Crucially, United have a game in hand over the two sides above them in the table.

Manchester United love away days

United were back in Carabao Cup action in midweek. Their second-string side beat Everton 2-0 at Goodison to set up a semi-final date with rivals Manchester City. Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial netted late on.

Leicester put their 2-0 defeat to Everton behind them with an impressive away win at Spurs last weekend. Jamie Vardy opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Toby Alderwiereld’s own goal doubled the Foxes’ lead. It may have been three for Leicester but James Maddison had a goal controversially chalked off by VAR.

Manchester United have won all six of their away matches in the league this season. As it happens, Leicester have also picked up 18 points on the road, but they have played a game more than United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have scored 19 goals away from home, the most in the league.

Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Jonny Evans of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at The King Power Stadium on November 8, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images,)

Leicester’s homesickness

Leicester’s home form has been average in comparison to their away form. The Foxes have won three and lost four of their seven matches at the King Power this season.

Manchester United have a stellar record against Leicester in the Premier League. United have won 19 of their 28 Premier League games against Leicester, drawing seven and losing two.

The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last 12 matches against Leicester in all competitions – since their memorable 5-3 defeat at the King Power in 2014. United have also kept five clean sheets in their last seven games against Leicester.

Last season’s corresponding fixture ended 2-0 in Manchester United’s favour in July. Bruno Fernandes broke the deadlock from the penalty spot before Jesse Lingard doubled United’s lead in the 98th minute. Leicester finished the match with 10 men following Jonny Evans’ stoppage-time red card.

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Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 04: Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Watford FC at The King Power Stadium on December 04, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester team news vs Manchester United

Fit-again Timothy Castagne made his first start since October against Tottenham last weekend. The fullback was substituted off after an hour but Brendan Rodgers confirmed after the game that it was a pre-planned change.

Jamie Vardy was also taken off against Spurs due to “a little bit of soreness in the groin area”, but Rodgers insisted that Vardy “will be okay” for Boxing Day.

The Foxes are hoping to have Caglar Soyuncu available again. “Soyuncu is close. If not for Saturday, he could be available for the Monday which will be great.”

If Soyuncu is unavailable to start, one of James Justin, Christian Fuchs, or Wilfred Ndidi could slot into Leicester’s back three.

The likes of Dennis Praet, Daniel Amartey, Ayoze Perez, Nampalys Mendy, and Cengiz Under are expected to start on the bench.

Ricardo Pereira is out for “another couple of weeks” with a groin problem.

Jonny Evans is set to face his former club. Evans made 131 Premier League appearances during his spell at Manchester United.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team's first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary's Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 13: Che Adams of Southampton celebrates with teammates Jannik Vestergaard, Danny Ings and Theo Walcott after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Sheffield United at St Mary’s Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Southampton, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Manchester United team news vs Leicester

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made nine changes to his starting eleven in midweek. Only Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire retained their place from last weekend’s win over Leeds.

Scott McTominay is set to miss out after picking up a groin injury last weekend, meaning Fred is likely to partner Paul Pogba in the base of midfield.

Wan-Bissaka is a minor doubt but he should be okay to face Leicester, otherwise Axel Tuanzebe could deputise at right-back.

David de Gea is set to return to goal, while Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, and Luke Shaw should also be handed recalls.

Despite his goal against Everton in midweek, Edinson Cavani is expected to drop to the bench on Saturday.

Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones remain sidelined with long-term injuries.

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Premier League table
# Team MP D P
1 Manchester United FC 18 10 37
2 Manchester City FC 17 16 35
3 Leicester City FC 18 12 35
4 Liverpool FC 18 16 34
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 18 16 33
6 Everton FC 17 7 32
7 Chelsea FC 18 12 29
8 Southampton FC 18 5 29
9 West Ham United FC 18 4 29
10 Arsenal FC 19 4 27
11 Aston Villa FC 15 13 26
12 Leeds United 18 -4 23
13 Crystal Palace FC 19 -11 23
14 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 19 -8 22
15 Newcastle United FC 18 -12 19
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 19 -7 17
17 Burnley FC 17 -13 16
18 Fulham FC 17 -11 12
19 West Bromwich Albion 18 -27 11
20 Sheffield United FC 19 -22 5
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Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 13
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 12
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 11
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 11
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 11
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 10
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 8
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 8
Rashford, Marcus Manchester United FC 7
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 7
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 7
Lacazette, Alexandre Arsenal FC 7
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 6
Maddison, James Leicester City FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Barnes, Harvey Leicester City FC 6
Abraham, Tammy Chelsea FC 6
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 5
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City FC 5

Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips: Premier League preview FAQs

What time is kick off between Leicester vs Manchester?
12:30, Saturday 26 December 2020
What is the prediction for Leicester vs Manchester?
Leicester 1-2 Manchester United