Leicester City vs Manchester United Premier League Predictions

Premier League Leicester vs Man Utd
Leicester City vs Manchester United Premier League

The match is over.
Score: 0-1.

With Manchester United riding high again under Ole Gunner Solskjaer and Leicester City struggling to buy a win with Claude Puel under increasing pressure from the fans, this Premier League clash could prove to be a pivotal one in the future of both bosses.

Predictions

United come into this game with their tails between their legs and brimming with confidence, so they could look to capitalise on the misfortunes of a Leicester side who haven’t beaten them since 2014.

Leicester’s troubles have been magnified in recent weeks thanks to losses against Newport County in the FA Cup, a last minute goal that lost them the game against Wolves and a run of one win in five since their miraculous double victory over Chelsea and Manchester City.

United, on the other hand, are starting to look unstoppable. Eight wins in a row, in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup and just a handful of points off of the top four, Solskjaer has managed to find a way to get this side purring once again, and they know that a win here would be huge for their unexpected push for Champions League football next season.

In recent weeks, Leicester have lost at home to Cardiff, away at Newport and Wolves while falling 2-1 at home to Southampton, whereas United have beaten both Arsenal and Tottenham away from home, and picked up routine wins at home against the likes of Huddersfield and Bournemouth.

The visitors will be favourites to record their 9th successive victory in the competition despite not possessing home advantage, due to their superior form and quality over Leicester.

The away side are favourites to win this game although it may not be a big a margin as many suggest, with a 2-1 score line likely to come about, maybe even a 2-0 if United manage to cut out any clear cut Leicester chances.

Betting Tips

United are favourites for this clash after coming off the back of a huge FA Cup win at Arsenal and an outstanding run of form, so an away win looks likely while it is also highly likely that both teams will score. Claude Puel is in dire need of a win, so will need to hit United on the counter attack and with Jamie Vardy in your side, that’s always a good option to have, and the players will be intent on giving their home fans a moment to savour and this is among the best online betting odds for this round of action. 888sport have United to win and BTTS as 17/20.

Due to the fact Ole Gunner Solsjkaer has gotten the Red Devils back on track since the sacking of Jose Mourinho and given how well the team has played in recent away games at Arsenal and Tottenham, a bet for them to be winning at half time and to get all three points is a strong possibility. That being said, Leicester’s style under Puel may work in their favour in this game, as the counter attacking he favours may catch United out when they push players on. Of course, United remain favourites for the half time/full time win. rated at 19/10 by 888sport.

Statistics

Head to Head

The Foxes record against United is abysmal, with their last win coming in a thrilling 5-3 win at home in 2014, only drawing three times in the nine games since that win.

Stats

  • Manchester United have won their last eight games in all competitions since the loss away at Liverpool, giving Solskjaer a record breaking start as manager.
  • Leicester City have only managed to win two games at home in their last eight tries, with those wins coming against Man City and Watford.
  • Since the loss against Liverpool at Anfield, Manchester United have only managed to keep two clean sheets in the Premier League, both coming away from home at Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur.
  • Prior to the appointment of Solskjaer, United had only won three away games in the league all season. If they can win against at Leicester, they’d have already equaled that tally with six away games left to play.

Aspiring football journalist who realised he could put his vast knowledge towards gambling and making some money. With years spent on Football Manager, his boyhood obsession has carried over into his adult life and he's proven his mum that all that time spent playing a game wasn't to be wasted. A European football expert, James writes about anything on the continent and has began expanding his knowledge to other leagues in South America, Asia and the USA.

All Predictions by James Cooke

BACK TO TOP