Leicester City vs Manchester United
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 26 December 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
The Foxes are currently placed second in the table. However, nothing is given in this season of the EPL so far. A single match-day could turn around the fates of even the absolute best of the league.
Take the case of Tottenham, currently placed sixth in the table. They were the toppers in standings just two game weeks before.
As of now defending champions Liverpool are back at the top, and they seem to have rediscovered their old form. They have a lead of four points at present, and are taking on the relegation-threatened West Brom this weekend.
As such, Brendan Rodgers’s men are under risk of falling further behind. They need to make something out of this upcoming encounter.
But it needs to be understood that they are pitted against the in-form Red Devils.
The 13-time PL champions have a game in hand, and are still placed third in the table. They would also have been on a long winning run in the league, if not for their goalless draw against arch-rivals, Manchester City.
Taking into account these observations, the inference is that the match-up will be fiercely contested, and there’s a very high probability that goals will come from either side of the pitch.
Leicester vs Manchester United: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are on a four-game winning run.
- They had also recorded 18 of the past 19 overall wins.
- They had scored two or more goals in seven of the former nine clashes.
- At this stadium, the guests had scored two or more goals in 11 of the preceding 15 meetings.
Leicester vs Manchester United: Prediction
The Foxes recorded a 0-2 win on the road the last match-day, against the in-form Tottenham. In the meantime, the Devils registered a massive 6-2 win at home against Leeds.
Going on, Rodgers’s men had won four of their previous five fixtures, and had scored two or more goals in all of those games. They had also won five of their last seven appearances at home, and had scored twice or more in four of these match-ups.
They are desperately chasing the title-holders, and realize that if they drop one more point, it would be hard to catch them. Likely, expect a strong performance from Leicester.
On the other hand, the Devils just might be the best team in the competition at the moment, and they even have the potential to establish a firm lead in the second position in the table – especially with their extra fixture in hand.
Moreover, they have a phenomenal h2h record against this opponent over the years, and even at the King Power Stadium.
By all means, expect a high-scoring thriller this weekend, and count on both teams to find the back of the net.
Leicester vs Manchester United: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.70 (7/10).