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Leicester v Man Utd Betting Offers and Tips
Claude Puel suffered his first really poor afternoon as Leicester City manager last weekend. The Foxes were flying under the Frenchman’s management but came up well short against Crystal Palace who left the King Power Stadium with a 3-0 win.
With things as tight as they are in the bottom half of the Premier League, Puel must ensure that one bad afternoon doesn’t turn into an extended slump by bouncing straight back with a positive result. That’s easier said than done when Man Utd are the Foxes’ next opponents.
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The Leicester game marks the halfway point in Man Utd’s season. Clearly, everybody at the club would prefer to be top of the table or at least closer to Man City than their current nine point gap. But it’s been far from a disaster for the red half of Manchester.
Man Utd are three points clear of Chelsea in second position which is a significant improvement when you consider they finished sixth in the EPL table last season.
The most pleasing aspect of Man Utd’s campaign so far is their home record. The reversal against Man City aside, United have won every home league game at Old Trafford with the loss of just one goal.
Mourinho must now get his team approaching away games in the same ruthless manner that they approach home games, starting with Leicester.
Leicester have a very poor record against Man Utd. The Foxes have claimed just one win over the Red Devils since 1998 with United picking up 15 wins against them in all competitions in that time.
We think Leicester will have chances at the King Power Stadium and should score. However, they’re unlikely to do enough to stop Man Utd from returning home will all three points so have a bet on the away team winning and both teams scoring at $3.75 with Sportsbet.
Don’t Write Off a Strong Start from the Foxes
It’s rarely easy when Man Utd come to town but their visit does add something to the atmosphere. Every team and every set of fans wants to get the better of the Red Devils and you can be sure the King Power Stadium will be bouncing come kickoff.
During their incredible run to the Premier League title, the Leicester players fed off the energy of their fans and there’s every chance the home side will come out of the traps flying.
There are a few ways of trying to profit from an energetic start from the Foxes. The best could be to back over 1.5 first half goals at $2.80 with William Hill. A riskier option would be betting on Man Utd to win from behind at $10 with Unibet.
Will Lukaku Raise a Smile with a Goal Against Leicester?
Although Man Utd have won six out of seven Premier League matches there are issues in the squad. The future of Henrikh Mkhitaryan look in serious doubt and Romelu Lukaku is apparently unhappy with the amount of criticism he’s received.
Lukaku was always going to find it tough to live up to his inflated transfer fee but a horror show in the Manchester derby saw some Man Utd fans turn on the Belgian striker. Lukaku’s form has turned around with goals in his last two starts but his refusal to celebrate at the Hawthorns last weekend laid his frustrations bare.
Lukaku may be unhappy but that won’t stop him taking chances if he gets them against Leicester and we recommend betting on him to score at $2.05 with Centrebet.
Top Betting Tips
Man Utd to win and both teams to score at $3.75 with Sportsbet
Over 1.5 first half goals at $2.80 with William Hill
Man Utd to win from behind at $10 with Unibet
Romelu Lukaku to score at $2.05 with Centrebet