Prediction and odds for the game: Leicester (5/2) vs Manchester United (21/20)
We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5
When: Saturday 16 October 2021, Kick-off 15:00
Where: The King Power Stadium
On Saturday afternoon, Leicester host Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, as both teams look to return to winning ways after draws last time out in the English top-flight.
Brendan Rodgers team have not made a great start to the new Premier League campaign. The Foxes currently sit in 13th place in the English top-flight table, having won in just two of their seven league outings.
A 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace before the international break means that Leicester have failed to win in four Premier League outings. The draw against the Eagles means that the Foxes have conceded at least two goals in their last three league matches.
The team from the Midlands have a poor recent home record, as they have won just once in five league outings at the King Power Stadium. Despite their recent poor home record in the Premier League, the Foxes have scored at least two goals in five of their previous seven league games at the King Power Stadium. At the other end of the pitch, Rodgers team have kept just one clean sheet in their last six league matches on home soil.
The Red Devils drew 1-1 with Everton at Old Trafford before the international break. The result means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team have won just once in their previous four games in all competitions. Despite their relatively poor form recent form, United are still in fourth place in the table, two points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
The men from Manchester have been difficult to beat when it comes to the Premier League, having lost just one of their previous nine outings in the English top-flight.
United have also been a formidable opponent on their travels of late, as the Red Devils are undefeated in their previous 29 Premier League games on their travels. Solskjaer’s team have won four of their last five away games in the English top-flight. However, they have also kept just one clean sheet in five league matches on their travels.
The Red Devils head to the Midlands with doubts over the fitness of first-choice centre-back pair Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane.
It must be said that neither of these teams is in sparkling form going into this encounter. However, United’s league position is slightly healthier than the home team’s in the table. We fancy this game to finish in a high-scoring draw. Both teams could be missing key defensive personnel, which should allow the dangerous attackers from both teams to thrive.
Our Tips: We are backing the draw at odds of 13/5 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 5/6. (All odds are taken from Bet365)
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