Leicester vs Man United prediction and odds: Depleted Manchester United rearguard could struggle to keep Foxes at bay
United's fast start to the Premier League season hit the buffers before the international break and Ole Gunnar Solskjær must find a way to get the Reds firing on all cylinders without both of his first-choice centre backs for the trip to Leicester.
United haven't won any of the last three meetings between these sides and their performance in the FA Cup clash at the King Power Stadium last year was arguably one of their worst of the entire season.
United are only 2pts off the Premier League summit despite earning just a point from the last nine available, but the trip to Leicester is the first of a very tricky set of fixtures for United so performances are going to have to improve if they are going to snap this dip and keep tabs on the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City.
Luckily for United, they this looks a decent time to visit the King Power because Brendan Rodgers' side have lost their way. The Foxes haven't won a league game since August, have one of the lowest xGF counts in the division and were outplayed by Crystal Palace before the international break.
Neither of these sides know how to keep a clean sheet at the moment but the bookies haven't missed that fact, hence the both teams to score (yes) wager is tight enough at 13/20.
Leicester vs Man United prediction
United might not have the rhythm and flow about their attacking play that City and Liverpool have, but they have a host of top-class offensive talent at their disposal and it is not difficult to see them finding a way through a Leicester rearguard that has already shipped 12 goals in the league this season.
The hosts haven't really clicked in an attacking sense either this term but they have only failed to score once in the league - against Manchester City, and they will be relishing the prospect of a United defence that features Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof. Goals look on the menu and we can get an odds-against wager if we combine Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score (yes).
Recommended bet: Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score (yes) - 21/20
Leicester vs Man United odds with Grosvenor Sport
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Leicester vs Man United Key Stats
- Manchester United have missed 14 big chances, more than any other side bar Liverpool.
- United have had 120 shots in 7 Premier League fixtures, just over 17 per game.
- Leicester haven't won a Premier League match since August 28.
- Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 Premier League matches.
- Jamie Vardy is joint-top scorer this season with six goals.
Çaglar Söyüncü has completed 506 passes this season, the third-highest in the division.
Only Illan Meslier (28) and Hugo Lloris (25) have been forced into making more saves than Kasper Schmeichel (23) this season.
Leicester vs Man United Head to Head
11 May, 2021: Manchester United 1-2 Leicester City (Premier League)
21 Mar, 2021: Leicester City 3-1 Manchester United (FA Cup)
26 Dec, 2020: Leicester City 2-2 Manchester United (Premier League)
26 Jul, 2020: Leicester City 0-2 Manchester United (Premier League)
14 Sep, 2019: Manchester United 1-0 Leicester City (Premier League)
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