Prediction & odds for the game: Manchester United (29/20) v Leicester (19/10) – ST is backing the home win
When: Tuesday, 11th May @ 6pm K.O
Where: Old Trafford
Manchester United and Leicester City will meet this week as the battle for a place in the Premier League’s top four intensifies.
Between a likely top two finish in the Premier League and a spot in the Europa League final, it’s hard not to be impressed by the season Manchester United have had. They probably need a piece of silverware under their belt to really mark the progress that’s been made, and as the favourites heading into the Villarreal clash, we suspect they’ll get it. Of course, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also want to make a statement in the league, doing as much as he possibly can to delay Manchester City’s title crowning.
A two-legged triumph over Roma sent United back into the Europa League final, and this past weekend, they were able to maintain that professional focus when they came from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-1 in the Midlands.
Leicester City experienced a high rise and a sharp fall last season in the final stretch and while they did seem well placed to make up for that this time around, a few odd results recently have left them scrambling. Part of their focus will be on the FA Cup final, which will hardly come as much of a surprise given how momentous of a day it could be for the Foxes, but they also can’t afford to let their guard down in the push to qualify for the Champions League.
Back-to-back league wins against West Brom and Crystal Palace appeared to set Leicester back on the road to the UCL. Alas, the Premier League isn’t quite as simple as that, with a draw against Southampton and a stunning 4-2 defeat against Newcastle setting them back in a significant way.
We’ve all seen this story play out before our very eyes less than a year ago when Leicester allowed themselves to falter and slip out of top four contention. There’s no guarantee the same thing is going to happen again but it certainly feels as if that’s the route we’re heading down, whereas Manchester United are moving full steam ahead with momentum on their side. We think Ole’s men are going to win this one and we think it could be fairly convincing.
Our official scoreline prediction is going to be 2-0 Manchester United, ensuring we stick to the under 2.5 goals bracket, and we don’t think Leicester are going to put up much of an inspired fight.
Verdict: Back the home win at odds of 29/20 and the under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5 (All odds are taken from bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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