Chelsea’s 1-0 victory in December followed by a 2-1 home win over Manchester City and a 1-1 draw at Liverpool: Leicester City is slowly but surely turning into a stumbling block to favorites in the English Premier League. As unpleasant as this away game at King Power Stadium for Manchester United should be evaluated, although interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer theoretically with a threesome would have the chance to take the meantime, no longer realistic for a realistic goal a big step closer. The speech is of course of the renewed qualification for the Champions League, for which the Red Devils would have to be among the top 4 of the league in the end. There are only two points behind Arsenal FC – and the Gunners are considered outsiders in the away fixture at Manchester City, giving United a good chance to overtake the Londoners with an away win.
Leicester Vs. Manchester United Premier League
Nevertheless, Leicester against Manchester United in the odds of bookmakers also shows that the foxes were able to celebrate some respectable success against a well-known opponent. Although the favorite role is as expected in the Red Devils, Leicester is by no means the huge odds outsiders. So is to be considered in Leicester against Manchester United in the prediction that just the Reds of Jürgen Klopp have left feathers against the table half. Nevertheless, at Leicester against Manchester United Tip 2, the bottom line seems to be the most sustainable, which should underline the following analysis.
Leicester – Statistics & Current Form
Although, as mentioned, Leicester City scored several convincing results against the top Premier League teams, Claude Puel’s selection is just eleventh in the table, much lower than 2016’s sensational champion. The reason is quickly found: While against teams such as Chelsea, Manchester City and last Liverpool FC rather unexpected point wins could be celebrated, the foxes were just against the supposedly small counterparty too many points.
Among the recent games are two home runs against Cardiff City (0-1) and Southampton FC (1-2), while away also in direct competitor Wolverhampton (3-4) and the unterklassigen Newport Country in the FA Cup ( 1: 2) were two defeats. Although it is only three points behind seventh place, which under normal conditions could in the end suffice to qualify for the Europa League, a return to international show business for the Foxes has become even less likely. The responsible people have nevertheless responded and brought with theiri Tielemans from AS Monaco still a strong new player on board. The prediction is not really lasting for Leicester vs Manchester United.
- Best scorers in the league:
Jamie Vardy (7 goals)
James Maddison (5 goals)
Expected lineup of Leicester:
Flatter – Chiwell – Maguire – Evans – Pereira – Niddi – Mendy – Maddison – Gray – Albrighton – Vardy
Last Games by Leicester:
- 30.01.2019 – Liverpool Vs. Leicester City 1: 1 (Premier League)
19.01.2019 – Wolverhampton Vs. Leicester City 4: 3 (Premier League)
12.01.2019 – Leicester City vs. Southampton 1: 2 (Premier League)
06.01.2019 – Newport Vs. Leicester City 2: 1 (FA Cup)
01.01.2019 – Everton Vs. Leicester City 0: 1 (Premier League)
Manchester United – Statistics & Current Form
Each series will eventually come to an end. So also the series of interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which, however, immortalized for ever in the history books of the Red Devils. Eight wins in the first eight games as Manchester United manager have been successful to anyone yet. And after all, it must be stated that the Norwegian is still unbeaten after the 2-2 draw against Burnley, which looks almost like a small sensation with regard to the game. Until the 87th minute of the game, the reigning runner-up was with 0: 2 behind, before Paul Pogba and Victor Lindelöf with two last-minute goals secured the draw.
In the end, the point win against Burnley was still highly deserved. Manchester United alone created 28 chances in the game, while the visitors made two, six chances scored twice. So, for the first time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s efficiency was not dizzying heights’, such as in the 3-1 victory at Arsenal, should not be overstated. Meanwhile, on the one hand, the entire squad is up to Marouane Fellaini fit again, while there was also the ailing problem children Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all-clear. Both are options against Leicester, which makes the Red Devils very flexible and difficult to calculate. One more reason that speaks for Leicester against Manchester United for Tip 2.
- Best scorers in the league:
Paul Pogba (9 goals)
Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial (8 goals each)
Expected lineup of Manchester United:
de Gea – Shaw – Lindelöf – Bailly – Dalot – Matic – Pogba – Fred – Lingard – Rashford – Lukaku
Last matches from Manchester United:
- 29.01.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Burnley 2: 2 (Premier League)
25.01.2019 – Arsenal Vs. Manchester United 1: 3 (FA Cup)
19.01.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Brighton & Hove Albion 2: 1 (Premier League)
13.01.2019 – Tottenham Vs. Manchester United 0: 1 (Premier League)
05.01.2019 – Manchester United Vs. Reading 2: 0 (FA Cup)
Leicester Vs. Manchester United Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
Head to head: 33 – 29 – 65
A total of 127 clashes between Leicester City and Manchester United have already taken place and with 65 games won, the Red Devils have a win rate of more than 50%. Thus, the foxes bring it in 29 draws only to 33 victories against the English record champions and were, especially in the recent past always powerless against the reigning runner-up. Only in the 2014/15 season, the Füchsen succeeded at 5: 3 home in the Premier League last a home win over the Red Devils. It is the only Leicester victory among the last 21 duels between the two clubs (four draws and 16 victories by United).
Leicester vs Manchester United Football Prediction Explained
Although Leicester City vs. Manchester United is an important observation for the prediction that the foxes against the top teams of the league have conspicuously often delivered really strong games, all other facts speak clearly for an away win of the Red Devils. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the record champion regained his enthusiasm, is unbeaten for nine games and now has the chance to climb to fourth with an eye on the Arsenal match at Manchester City. That the reigning runner-up misses this opportunity does not seem likely.
Key Facts – Leicester Vs. Manchester United tips
Manchester United still unbeaten under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (eight wins, one draw)
Leicester has won just one of the last 21 duels with the Red Devils (four draws, 16 defeats)
Manchester United have won half of the games in the distance with six wins from twelve away games
So everything speaks for the away win of the Red Devils, especially since Leicester City won at home in King Power Stadium only four of the eleven league games and had already suffered five defeats – 14th place in the home table.
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