Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips
This article covers Leicester vs Manchester United betting tips and predictions.
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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
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.
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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|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|
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|Leicester City FC||Manchester United FC|
|78||Shots on goal||105|
|71||Shots off goal||67|
|52%||Average ball possession||53%|
|3||Shots on post||1|
|3||Shots on bar||6|
|30||Goals by foot||28|
|2||Goals by head||5|
|Leicester City FC||Manchester United FC|
|0.83||Average Goals Scored||2.13|
|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: 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’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.
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.
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.
Predicted Leicester line-up vs Manchester United
Predicted Manchester United line-up vs Leicester
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