Leicester City vs Man United – Match Preview – With Christmas just around the corner, Leicester City will host Manchester United in Premier League action this Saturday evening.
The hosts will face a tough test ahead of them as they are looking to accumulate more points and climb up the Premier League standings. The visitors will continue their very hopeful bid to close the gap between them and league leaders Manchester City, who are eleven points adrift at the top of the Premier League.
Leicester City are currently eighth in the Premier League. Their most recent outing in the league was a disappointing one, suffering a 3-0 home defeat to Crystal Palace in an afternoon to forget for Claude Puel’s men. Their defensive issues have been their main issue at times this season. The Foxes have conceded 26 goals in their 18 Premier League matches so far; entering the second half of the season, they are really going to want to tighten up at the back. Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy have been promising in recent times and could be the ones to cause Manchester United big problems. Can the Foxes cause an upset?
Skybet Match Result – Leicester to Win – 16/5
Manchester United are currently second in the Premier League standings. Jose Mourinho’s men have become a real force both domestically and internationally this season, with many of last year’s key signings finally beginning to find form. Their most recent Premier League outing was a 2-1 victory over West Brom away from home; with Romelu Lukaku bagging another goal. The big Belgian has now scored 10 Premier League goals so far and has also been a helping hand with 4 assists to his name. Often a team to grind a result if they aren’t on their best day, Leicester will find it hard t break down this United side. Record signing, Paul Pogba, returns after a three game suspension.
Skybet Correct Score Group Betting – Man Utd to Win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 15/8
Despite their dominance this season, Manchester United have only scored two or more goals in 55% of their Premier League matches this year. Don’t expect them to run away with the result, it’s a Mourinho team.
Leicester have only been awarded an average of 4.3 corners per home fixture this season. On the road, United have been awarded an average of 5.3 corners.
Jonathan Moss will take charge of this fixture. The referee has awarded an average of 33.8 booking points in his 12 Premier League matches.
- Skybet Penalty Specials – A Penalty Awarded – 9/4
- Skybet Both Players to Score – Jamie Vardy and Romelu Lukaku – 11/2
- Skybet Total Goals, Corners Taken and Booking Points – Over 1.5 Goals, Over 8.5 Corners, Over 25 Booking Points – 11/8
- Bet365 Total Goals/Both Teams to Score – Over 2.5 & Yes – (link no longer available)
- Bet365 To Score at Any Time – Shinji Okazaki – (link no longer available)
- Bet365 Half Time/Full Time – Draw/ Leicester – (link no longer available)
- Bet365 Match Result – (link no longer available)