Manchester United will look to build on their perfect start to the season when they host 2015-16 champions Leicester City at Old Trafford in the late kickoff on Saturday. United have emerged as early-season favourites after registering consecutive 4-0 victories over West Ham and Swansea.
The game against the Foxes could be United’s biggest test yet this season, but Jose Mourinho would be confident of his side getting three points at home. Romelu Lukaku has managed to score in each of his two league appearances for United while Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic have been impeccable in the midfield of Mourinho’s side. Early signs suggest that Mourinho has finally built a side capable of challenging for the league title and it would take something special to stop them this season.
The Foxes were decent in their season-opening fixture at Arsenal but conceded two late goals to concede the fixture 4-3. In their next fixture, they registered a convincing 2-0 win against Brighton at home. Foxes built up on their win with a 4-1 thumping of Sheffield United in Carabao Cup during midweek.
England international Jamie Vardy has scored two goals in the opening two fixtures and he will be Foxes’ biggest threat against United.
Last season, the Red Devils did a double over their opponents and won the corresponding fixture 4-1.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – Team News
Marcos Rojo and James Wilson will miss the game for United with their respective injuries. Winger Ashley Young recently made a comeback from his hamstring problem in the U23 game and he could feature in United’s squad for Leicester.
For the visitors, Danny Drinkwater, Harry Maguire, Wes Morgan, and Kelechi Iheanacho all face late fitness tests ahead of the game. Vicente Iborra and Robert Huth will definitely miss the game.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – Match Facts
The Foxes have lost seven of their last ten away league fixtures.
The Red Devils are undefeated in their last five league meetings against the Foxes.
Four different goalscorers scored for United in the 4-0 win over Swansea last weekend.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – Match odds
United are overwhelming favourites to claim all three points at 10/29 odds. A draw is currently valued at 24/5 odds while an away win can get up to 10/1 odds.
Our preview is backing a comfortable win for the hosts, and you can get the best odds for our betting tip at Bwin.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – Correct Score odds
A 2-0 home win is at top of bookmakers’ list at 6/1 odds. However, our preview is backing a 3-1 win for the hosts as our betting prediction. Bet365 are providing best odds of 11/1 for our betting tip.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – Over/Under 2.5 goals odds
We are backing this fixture to be a high-scoring one and ‘more than 2.5 goals’ gets our vote as our betting prediction in this market. This betting tip can get you best odds of 7/10 at Betfair.
Manchester United vs Leicester City – Anytime Goalscorer odds
Romelu Lukaku is the obvious favourite at 10/13 odds while for the Foxes, Jamie Vardy is available at 10/3 odds. Our preview thinks Lukaku is a safe option at the odds available at 10Bet and we are backing him as our prediction.