Manchester United vs Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Manchester United vs Leicester City Match Prediction

By Bharath Ramm R

Manchester United enter into the new campaign with manager Jose Mourinho rated as one of the favourites to get the sack in the first few months. The Red Devils have been unable to win the league title since 2013 and last season’s second-place finish was the closest the club has come towards ending this drought. Claude Puel was able to guide Leicester City to a respectable ninth-place finish last season and the Foxes begin the new campaign with aspirations of qualifying for Europe.

Here we have our SBAT match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Leicester City were able to snatch a point in their last meeting with United and this prevented a run of five consecutive defeats against the Red Devils. United had the third-best home record in the 2017-18 campaign. Even though a lot of concerns exist, the Red Devils will be eyeing a positive start in front of their home crowd. Apart from wins over West Brom and Brighton, Leicester have struggled when it comes to away games in 2018. I would pick a win at half-time and full-time for the hosts.

Leicester have been able to score in three out of the last four visits to Old Trafford and the club has shown a good desire for goals in pre-season. Jamie Vardy remains in doubt for the game and this seriously reduces the attacking threat for Leicester, but they might just be able to capitalise on United’s inconsistencies. I would pick both teams to score.

Manchester United win at half-time and full-time – 5/4

Both teams to score – 11/10

Manchester United saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Manchester United scored over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played against Leicester City

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Leicester City saw over 1.5 goals in 10 out of their last 10 games played against Manchester United

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Manchester United Form Guide

Manchester United Team Logo

Manchester United

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
W A

26-07-2018

Champions Cup

AC Milan Team Logo AC Milan

FT 9 - 10

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

28-07-2018

Champions Cup

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 4

(HT 1 - 1)

W H

01-08-2018

Champions Cup

Real Madrid Team Logo Real Madrid

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

05-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Bayern Munich Team Logo Bayern Munich

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-08-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

19-08-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 3 - 2

(HT 3 - 1)

L H

27-08-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

19-09-2018

Champions League Grp. H

Young Boys Team Logo Young Boys

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Leicester City Form Guide

Leicester City Team Logo

Leicester City

Won

4

Draw

2

Lost

4
D A

25-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Akhisarspor Team Logo Akhisarspor

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Udinese Team Logo Udinese

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

01-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Valencia Team Logo Valencia

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

04-08-2018

Club Friendlies

Lille Team Logo Lille

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

10-08-2018

Premier League

Manchester United Team Logo Manchester United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-08-2018

Premier League

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

25-08-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Fleetwood Town Team Logo Fleetwood Town

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

01-09-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 4 - 2

(HT 3 - 0)

Manchester United Preview

United are going through a lot of negativity but it could be a masterstroke from Jose Mourinho to take all of the pressure upon himself. The Portuguese has been good at dealing with pressure in the past, but talk about United being affected by his third-season syndrome refuses to die down. United were lethargic during pre-season and it is difficult to expect a spring in the step straight away. The Red Devils are still active in the transfer market with key players expected to arrive or depart.

Manchester United Team News

Mourinho is struggling with a lengthy injury list with Antonio Valencia (calf), Nemanja Matic (abdominal injury), Sergio Romero (knee), and Diogo Dalot (meniscus) certainly ruled out of the match. Ander Herrera (hamstring), Eric Bailly (ankle), and Chris Smalling are doubtful for the game. Marcos Rojo is a major doubt for the match after picking up a knock.

Leicester City Preview

Leicester City need to quickly adapt to life without Riyad Mahrez after selling the influential winger for £60 million in the summer. The foxes have been able to reinvest most of these funds into improving the squad and pre-season results show that Puel still needs to work in order to gel the players. Leicester are still deeply concerned about the future of Harry Maguire, who is being subjected to immense transfer interest from Manchester United.

Leicester City Team News

Puel has several key players on the sidelines with English players like Jamie Vardy and Harry Maguire still not 100% match fit. Summer signing Johnny Evans is a major doubt with a muscle injury, which is once again the troubling factor for Nampalys Mendy. Matty James is certainly ruled out with an Achilles injury while Demarai Gray is rated as a slight doubt.

Manchester United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leicester City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Manchester United vs Leicester City Sidelined Players

Manchester United
31 Nemanja Matic Injured
25 Antonio Valencia Injured
20 Diogo Dalot Injured
5 Marcos Rojo Injured
Leicester City
22 Matthew James Injured

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David De Gea 192 76
36 LB Matteo Darmian 182 70
3 CD Eric Bailly 187 77
2 CD Victor Nilsson Lindeloef 187 80
23 RB Luke Shaw 185 75
17 CM Fred 169 62
15 CM Andreas Pereira 178 66
6 CM Paul Pogba 191 84
7 RF Alexis Sanchez 169 62
8 LF Juan Mata 170 61
10 CF Marcus Rashford 180 70
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Kasper Schmeichel 189 89
5 CD Wes Morgan 186 93
15 CD Harry Maguire 194 100
18 LB Daniel Amartey 186 76
3 RB Ben Chilwell 178 77
23 CDM Adrien Silva 175 69
25 CDM Onyinye Ndidi 183 80
10 CM James Maddison 175 73
7 CM Demarai Gray 180 74
14 CM Ricardo Pereira 175 70
8 CF Kelechi Iheanacho 185 82