Manchester United have all but secured 2nd place and victory on Tuesday night would confirm that because of the goal difference they have over Chelsea, so this will be an important game for the Red Devils.
The games are coming thick and fast for the club who after this match will have to play Liverpool just 2 days later because that original fixture was postponed because of fan protests.
At the weekend United beat Aston Villa 3-1 away from home to keep up their incredible unbeaten record away from home. At home the club have won nine times this season and recent form has been superb with 4 wins in a row, their last match here ended in a 3-1 win over Burnley.
Leicester are in 4th place and they ended up having a good weekend. True they lost at home to Newcastle by 4-2 which was a disaster but then again the team in 5th place West Ham lost also so Leicester retain a 5 point lead and look good to qualify for next season’s Champions League, but the Foxes have a run of hard games to come.
The Foxes have only won once in their last four away games and have been recently beaten by West Ham and drew against Southampton on the road.
Manchester United vs Leicester City: Head to Head
- Last season Manchester United won this fixture 1-0.
- The last time the clubs met was in the FA Cup back in March and Leicester beat Manchester United 3-1, though Leicester were at home.
- Leicester have not beaten Manchester United at Old Trafford since 1998.
- There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Manchester United vs Leicester City: Prediction
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that he would rest some of his star players as they have 2 games in two days. However he may opt to drop some for the Liverpool game because victory here would be significant in the club securing 2nd place.
It will be interesting then to see the team that he picks for this match. Leicester are a good side but their confidence would have taken a hit to concede 4 goals at home to Newcastle. We must remember that Leicester also have a poor record away to Manchester United.
United are a very good price to win this game, so we will back them for the home win, but again because the manager said there will be changes and this could be just before the game you would have to take extra care in checking the team line ups.