Leicester City v Manchester United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
January 31, 2019
King Power Stadium - Premier League
Both of these teams drew in midweek, but there’s no doubt Leicester will be happier with their point, despite Manchester United’s late comeback. The Foxes claimed their draw away to Liverpool, while United slipped up at home to struggling Burnley.
United have won five of the last six meetings between the teams, including a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on the opening day of this season. The clubs shared a 2-2 draw at the King Power last season, while Leicester’s last win in this fixture was an entertaining 5-3 victory in September 2014.
Claude Puel has a relatively clean bill of health and no suspensions to worry about coming into another tough game for his team. Daniel Amartey is the only absentee, with the Ghanaian recovering from ankle surgery at the back end of last year.
Marcos Rojo is the only player who’s definitely out for the away team. Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial are both doubts though, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will hope to have the influential duo available, as they’ve both been performing well of late.
Leicester City v Manchester United Preview and Predictions
Despite going behind to an early goal at Anfield, Leicester battled back to claim a point and put a dent in Liverpool’s title challenge. United meanwhile had to come from two goals down against a Burnley side who are only a few points above the relegation zone, and missed an opportunity in the midweek round of fixtures.
Chelsea’s defeat at Bournemouth on Wednesday meant the Red Devils failed to join both them and Arsenal on 47 points. Tottenham are a further seven ahead, so United look like being in a three-way fight for the final Champions League place. It’s still been a hugely positive six or seven weeks under Solskjaer though, with the interim boss still unbeaten.
The Norwegian is evens to maintain that record with a victory on Sunday, as they come up against a Leicester side who’ve only beaten them once at home in 12 Premier League attempts. The Foxes have lost 16 of their last 20 games against United in all competitions, only managing a single victory. They are 3/1 to improve that dismal record with a win here.
The teams drew 2-2 at the King Power last season, their third draw in their last seven Premier League encounters. The stalemate would keep Solskjaer unbeaten, and make it back-to-back draws for Leicester against two of the ‘big six’, following three straight defeats to Newport County, Southampton and Wolves. It’s priced at 13/5 in the betting.
Score draw at 18/5
Three of the last seven league meetings between these sides have ended as a score draw, including last season’s corresponding fixture.
Jamie Vardy to score first at 11/2
The English striker is tied with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sergio Aguero on four goals against United since the start of the 2014-15 season - no player has scored more against the Old Trafford club.