There are a couple of games on the English Premier League Sunday slate, and the action kicks off at 2:00 PM with the Manchester United vs. Leicester clash from Old Trafford in Manchester.
Manchester United – Leicester Betting Tip, Prediction & Odds (19.2.2023)
Manchester United are fighting on multiple fronts, and the Red Devils want to retain their strong position in the English Premier League. On the other side, Leicester are battling against relegation, and the Foxes hope they can upset the odds at Old Trafford.
Manchester United vs. Leicester: Initial Situation
The Red Devils are third in the EPL with 46 points (W14, D4, L5) and a 38:28 goal difference, trailing the top-ranked Manchester City by five points. The Foxes are 13th with 24 points and a 36:38 goal difference, six points above the relegation zone.
Manchester United Stats & Form
The Red Devils are coming off a 2-2 road draw against Barcelona in the Europa League. Now, the Red Devils are undefeated in seven straight contests in all competitions, recording five wins in that stretch. Also, Manchester United have won 13 of their previous 14 outings at home along with a 2-2 draw against Leeds nine days ago.
Forward Marcus Rashford scored once against Barca last Thursday, increasing his season tally to 22 goals. He’s also accounted for eight dishes in 35 appearances in all competitions, while midfielders Christian Eriksen and Bruno Fernandes have combined for 17 assists thus far. Eriksen is out with an ankle injury, and manager Erik ten Hag also cannot count on Casemiro (suspension), Scott McTominay (undisclosed injury), Donny van de Beek (knee), Antony (leg), and Anthony Martial (hip).
Leicester Stats & Form
The Foxes have won three consecutive games in all competitions and are undefeated in three straight outings in the EPL. They are coming off an excellent 4-1 home victory over Tottenham in the league, overcoming an early deficit with ease. The Foxes have also won three of their previous five league games on the road along with a couple of losses.
The 26-year-old midfielder James Maddison has been Leicester’s best player so far this season. He’s notched nine goals and five assists in just 18 appearances, while winger Harvey Barnes and striker Kelechi Iheanacho have combined for 13 goals and six dishes. Manager Brendan Rogers cannot count left-back Ryan Bertrand (knee) and right-back James Justin (Achilles).
Manchester United – Leicester: Head-to-Head
The Red Devils beat the Foxes 1-0 as slight 2.15 road favorites on the first day of September. Leicester outshot Manchester United 10-9 and kept the ball in possession for 54 percent of the time, but Jadon Sancho decided the winner in the 23rd minute of the first half. It was the Red Devils’ lone victory in six games against the Foxes, who have won three contests in that stretch.
Manchester United – Leicester Odds
The hosts are firm favorites to earn three points, but keep in mind that Manchester United will probably have to rotate a bit following a tough clash against Barcelona. Also, the Red Devils will host Barca in the second leg next Thursday.
Betting tip and prediction: Manchester United – Leicester (19.2.2023)
I’m expecting both teams to find the back of the net in this game. I don’t trust the hosts because they might be focused on Barcelona, and the visitors have enough firepower to score at Old Trafford. Leicester own a 21:25 goal difference in 11 league games on the road. Their defense hasn’t impressed, so give me Both Teams to Score YES at 1.74 on Unibet Sportsbook.