Man Utd vs Leicester Betting Tips
Leicester City supporters are saying, “here we go again.” The Foxes capitulated in the second half of last season and missed out on Champions League qualification on the final day of the 2019-20 campaign. They are now verging on missing out on Champions League qualification once more. Leicester City are just five points ahead of fifth-place West Ham and sixth-place Liverpool are six points back of the Foxes. The Reds also have a game in hand.
Manchester United have an unenviable task this week of playing on Tuesday night and again on Thursday. The Reds Devils will follow up their match against Leicester City by playing Liverpool in the previously postponed fixture between the clubs.
The Red Devils are still in with a shot at the Premier League title thanks to a weekend win and Manchester City’s 2-1 loss to Chelsea on Saturday. Ten points separate Manchester City and Manchester United. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team have 12 points left to play for this season. They must win out and hope Manchester City loss out to claim the title.
Leicester City have won just two of their last six matches. They were shocked by Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium last Friday by a 4-2 scoreline. Their last two matches in the league ended without wins. Brendan Rodgers’ team will play Chelsea at the weekend in the FA Cup Final. The Foxes cannot afford to overlook Manchester United and focus on the FA Cup Final too soon.
Manchester United vs Leicester Betting Odds
Manchester United and Leicester City have met twice already this season in the league and FA Cup. The Foxes went unbeaten in those two fixtures claiming a come from behind 2-2 league draw and a 3-1 FA Cup victory. The league fixture was an exciting one as Leicester City pegged the Red Devils back twice. Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for Manchester United but Harvey Barnes equalised just before halftime. Bruno Fernandes scored on 79 minutes but an Axel Tuanzebe own goal gave Leicester City a share of the spoils.
The FA Cup win saw Leicester City on top of Manchester United for most of the fixture. Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the 24th minute but Mason Greenwood equalised 14 minutes later. In the second half, Youri Tielemans and Iheanacho scored to give Leicester City progression to the FA Cup semifinals.
Solskjaer’s team are the Premier League’s in-form team. They took 16 points from the last 18 available in the league scoring 12 times and conceding four goals. Leading sportsbooks have Manchester United at odds of 31/20 to win at full-time against Leicester City. In comparison, Leicester City took seven points from their last 18 on offer. They were outscored 11-10 and are on the verge of falling out of the top four and missing out on Champions League qualification.
Leicester City are unbeaten in five of their last six away matches. Manchester United are on a four-match winning streak in the league. The Foxes are at odds of 2/1 to win away from home against the Red Devils.
Manchester United vs Leicester Team News
Forward Anthony Martial is still ruled out through injury. He has a knee injury and may not return until later this month for the Europa League Final against Villarreal. Forward Daniel James is ruled out with an unspecified injury.
Centre-back Harry Maguire suffered an ankle injury at the weekend as Manchester United won away at Aston Villa. The defender landed awkwardly and was removed from the match. He is likely to be left out of the team in preparation for the Europa League Final on May 26.
Reports claim that Manchester United may do a U-turn on striker Edinson Cavani. The striker has been in great form over the last two months, showing his value to the club. Cavani could be offered a new contract according to recent reports.
Rodgers is sweating the fitness of centre-back Jonny Evans. He has a heel injury and could miss out of the game. It was reported on May 7 that Evans was on crutches. Rodgers is without Barnes following a knee injury. Meanwhile, defenders James Justin and Wes Morgan are also ruled out with injury.
Manchester United vs Leicester Prediction
Both teams to score: YES @ 10/13 - BET NOW
The last two matches in all competitions between Manchester United and Leicester City ended with both teams scoring goals. Leicester City are unbeaten in back-to-back matches between the sides. Based on their poor form over their last six games, Leicester City could slip up further. Leicester City’s last three games in the league finished with both teams scoring goals.
Edinson Cavani to score anytime @ 2/1 - BET NOW
Cavani has 15 goals in 35 games in all competitions for Manchester United. Nine of those 15 goals have come in the Premier League. Cavani has scored three goals in his last three Premier League games. That run of form includes scoring in Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa at the weekend. Cavani tallied an assist in the reverse league fixture between these teams.
Over 2.5 goals scored @ 1/1 - BET NOW
The last two meetings between Manchester United and Leicester City in the league and cup – both played this season – finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Six of the last 10 matches in all competitions between these sides finished with more than 2.5 goals tallied.
Four of Leicester City’s last five league matches finished with more than 2.5 goals tallied. Four of Manchester United’s last five fixtures in the league ended with over 2.5 goals scored.
Leicester City could ultimately fall out of the top four. The Foxes have punched above their weight for much of the season. They have an expected points figure of 56.08 and an actually total of 63. Based on expected points, Leicester City would be sixth in the league currently. Manchester United should keep their unbeaten run going with a win or draw over the Foxes.
Man Utd vs Leicester Tips
Here are our tips for Tueaday's Premier League match at Old Trafford.
1. Both teams to score: YES @ 10/13
2. Edinson Cavani to score anytime @ 2/1
3. Over 2.5 goals scored @ 1/1
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