By Thomas Reynolds
30th January 2019
Manchester United’s momentum under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has only been checked slightly after the back-from-the-death draw against Burnley in midweek, but they face a Leicester side that seem capable of finding ways to lose to everyone at present.
Leicester vs Manchester United: Odds and Predictions
The Foxes are 16/5 match betting underdogs as they seek to avoid a fifth defeat in six games across all competitions, with their guests a very backable 88/100 for three points and the draw a 13/5 bet.
Our Leicester vs Manchester United predictions can’t see past the fundamentally fair fractions about a Red Devils success. Scroll down for the rationale.
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Leicester vs Manchester United predictions: correct score, best bet, scorer tips
Best bet: Man United to win @ 17/20
Claude Puel’s side’s eye-catching victories over Chelsea and Manchester City this term may mark them out as a potential banana skin for the visitors, but they’ve also been turned over by top-four tusslers Liverpool and Tottenham at the King Power Stadium.
Since besting City amid that side’s seasonal shambles, the Foxes have lost to Cardiff and Southampton on home turf, so it’s tough to see them mustering the chops to fend off visitors thriving on freedom and confidence.
Correct score prediction: Leicester 1-2 Manchester United @ 7/1
The 5-1 win at Cardiff in Solskjaer’s first game in charge aside, Reds away wins under the interim regime, have been modest in terms of scoring, with six goals across the following three road trips, and that’s a trend that should continue here.
No visiting side has notched more than twice at the King Power this term and our Leicester vs Manchester United predictions don’t see that changing.
In fact Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham and Southampton are the only sides to have doubled up here, but United have an attack as incisive as any of theirs at present.
The visitors have yet to match that vertical offensive improvement at the back, shipping the goals despite dominant displays against Cardiff, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Brighton, Arsenal and Burnley since the Norwegian took the reins.
Goalscorer predictions: Paul Pogba anytime goalscorer @ 8/5
Solskjaer has been receiving praise for allowing Marcus Rashford to rediscover the consistent goalscorer within him, but Pogba has actually bagged more times (six) than his colleague (five) since their temporary helmsman’s arrival.
As he’s first-choice penalty taker, netting one against Puel’s side on the first day of the season, the Frenchman anytime scorer is the last of our Leicester vs Manchester United predictions.
Leicester vs Manchester United stats
United have scored at least twice against the Foxes in each of their past six meetings.
Leicester have received more red cards this season than any other Premier League side.
Only three top-flight teams averaged less shots from inside the penalty area at home than Leicester this season.