Manchester United vs Leicester City - Red Devils backed in goal filled EPL clash

Manchester United to come out on top at Old Trafford
Manchester United vs Leicester City
BTTS is tipped in Manchester United vs Leicester City clash in the EPL at Old Trafford (Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Leicester City Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Manchester United and Leicester City are set to serve up an open contest in their Premier League clash at Old Trafford. Both teams have shown great potential in attack so far this season but have exhibited glaring defensive weaknesses. They are tipped to produce BTTS with United backed to have the edge at home.

Manchester United Form & Team News


Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at Southampton last time out in the EPL. They struck first through Daniel James’ superb first half effort but were pegged back by the Saints after the restart. 

The Red Devils have battled with defensive problems all season but have suffered just one defeat in four matches. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are valued at 1.75 for a win on Saturday but with just one clean sheet this season, BTTS should be considered at similar odds.

Summer signing Daniel James has settled down quickly to life at Old Trafford having scored three goals already. The Welsh international should start in attack alongside Marcus Rashford while Anthony Martial is in line to make a return from injury.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United side have failed to keep a clean sheet in 14 of their last 15 EPL matches (Getty Images)

Leicester City FC Form & Team News


Leicester were victorious in their previous Premier League outing as they triumphed 3-1 at home against Bournemouth. Jamie Vardy bagged a brace for the Foxes with his goals coming either side of a Youri Tielemans effort.

Brendan Rodgers’ men are also poor defensively and have kept just one clean sheet in four matches this season. They have struggle on the road with just three wins in their last 10 away matches placing them at odds of 4.50 for an unlikely win on Saturday with a draw priced at 3.75.

Jamie Vardy has hit the ground running this season with three goals in four matches. He is set to continue in attack with the impressive a James Maddison and Youri Tielemans both likely to feature in midfield. 

Manchester United vs Leicester City Head to Head 


Manchester United have a 46-22 edge with 23 draws from 91 previous matches against Leicester City. There has been BTTS in eight of the last 11 meetings with the Red Devils claiming six wins in the last seven fixtures, including the double over the Foxes last season. 

Manchester United vs Leicester City Match Up


Daniel James will be the one to watch for Manchester United following his impressive start to life at Old Trafford. The hosts will also be boosted by the return of Anthony Martial, who has combined with Marcus Rashford for four goals this season.

Leicester City will look to Jamie Vardy to provide the spark in attack following his brace last time out. The striker often troubles defenders with his pace and directness and with Youri Tielemans and James Maddison also in good form, the visitors should have enough to cause United problems.

Leicester City
Leicester City have good quality in attack and are backed to find the net at Old Trafford (Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Leicester City Key Statistics


  • Manchester United & Leicester City have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 11 meetings (all competitions).
  • Manchester United have won 6 of their last 7 matches against Leicester City (all competitions).
  • Manchester United have failed to keep a clean sheet in 14 of their last 15 matches (Premier League).
  • Leicester City have lost 5 of their last 6 away matches against Manchester United (all competitions).
  • Leicester City have seen over 2.5 goals in 7 of their last 10 away matches (Premier League).

Verdict

Manchester United and Leicester City have been plagued by defensive problems this season and are set to produce BTTS at odds of 1.75. Having done the double over the Foxes last season, United are backed to edge an outcome of over 2.5 goals at 2.75.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes @ 1.75 at bet365 - 4 Units
Win & Goals Tip: Man Utd & Over 2.5 @ 2.75 at bet365 - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Man Utd Win 2-1 @ 9.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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Betting Slip | 14 Sep 2019

Man Utd v Leicester

Best Bet LOST

Bet 4 Win 7.00
BTTS Yes

Win & Goals Tip LOST

Bet 2 Win 5.50
Man Utd & Over 2.5

Correct Score Tip LOST

Bet 1 Win 9.00
Man Utd Win 2-1
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