Published: 24.08.2017

Man Utd v Leicester – Premier League Betting Offers and Tips

Two games, two 4-0 wins. It’s not been a bad start to the season for Man Utd. Jose Mourinho has won the league title in the second season of each club he’s been at and United’s fast start has shortened them up in the Premier League winner market.

But, Mourinho did not become such a successful manager by taking his eye off the ball. Man Utd have to keep going which means turning in another fully committed performance when Leicester visit Old Trafford this weekend.

Man Utd v Leicester Betting Analysis

It’s no surprise that Man Utd are the clear odds-on favourites in the betting for this encounter. They blew both West Ham and Swansea away and many people will feel they can carry straight on against Leicester.

We’re not so sure.

Leicester were very unlucky not to get a point against Arsenal on the opening day of the season and looked very strong when picking up a fairly routine 2-0 win against Brighton at the King Power Stadium.

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Man Utd are worthy favourites but Leicester could be the first team to cause them real problems.

Leicester are both very organised in defence and highly effective on the counter attack. The majority of this squad have also coped with huge pressure when winning the league two seasons ago. Old Trafford doesn’t scare them and they should keep the game tight.

Therefore, we recommend betting on Leicester with a +2 goal handicap at $2 with Bet365.

Man Utd could well walk away with the three points but we don’t foresee them running away with it. If you agree, a bet on the Man Utd 2-1 correct score could pay dividends at $8.50 with Centrebet.

You can also get a tempting $3.40 with Sportsbet on Man Utd winning by exactly one goal.

If Leicester are to be the first team Premier League team to score against Man Utd this season, Jamie Vardy is more than likely to be the man who gets the goal.

The England striker has been linked with a move away from the King Power and that’s largely because he’s been at his best in the first two games.

Even if Leicester are not playing well, Vardy’s pace always gives them an out ball and a chance to score and we like the $4.50 that Unibet are quoting on him scoring at Old Trafford.

Man Utd v Leicester Top Betting Tips

Leicester +2 goal handicap at $2 with Bet365

Man Utd 2-1 correct score at $8.50 with Centrebet

Man Utd to win by exactly one goal at $3.40 with Sportsbet

Jamie Vardy to score at $4.50 with Unibet

Key Battles

Man Utd have spent big again this season in their quest for the Premier League title. They’ve signed quality players in several positions but the early signs indicate that Nemanja Matic is perhaps the most important addition in Mourinho’s time at the club.

Defensive midfielders are in vogue thanks largely to N’Golo Kante’s performances for Leicester and then Chelsea but Matic has rightly stood out since making the switch from Chelsea to Man Utd.

He will look to disrupt the Leicester midfield at Old Trafford but it’s the shield that he provides to the defence which frees up the likes of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and the wonderful Henrikh Mkhitaryan to do the damage at the other end of the pitch that is most important.

To have an impact on the game, Leicester will have to work around Man Utd’s combative central midfield. Their wide players will be key as will their pace when looking to latch on to balls played over the top of the defence.

Match Stats

  • Man Utd have won four of their last six games against Leicester and are unbeaten in that spell
  • It’s now eight Premier League games out of 11 that Man Utd have kept a clean sheet in
  • If Leicester are to push for a European finish they’ll have to improve on their away form as they won just two games on their travels last season
  • Leicester fans won’t turn up to Old Trafford with much optimism as they haven’t seen their team win there since 1998

Predicted Line-Up

Man Utd – De Gea; Bailly, Jones, Valencia, Blind; Pogba, Matic, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Rashford; Lukaku

Leicester – Schmeichel; Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs, Simpson; James, Ndidi, Albrighton, Mahrez; Okazaki, Vardy

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