Man Utd v Leicester Betting Tips

Published: 09.08.2018

The decision not to delay the start of the EPL by even a week has not gone down well in some circles and a number of managers have expressed concern about the lack of time they’ve had with their star players before the big kickoff.

If Jose Mourinho or Claude Puel use the World Cup as an excuse for a poor performance after Friday night’s match at Old Trafford it will not go down well though. Both managers start the season under a certain amount of pressure but in our Man Utd v Leicester betting tips we believe that Puel will be the happier of the two come the final whistle.

Leicester Can Deal an Early Blow to Man Utd and Mourinho

Jose Mourinho brought a certain amount of success back to Man Utd in his first season in charge of the club. Fans were delighted with wins in both the Europa League and EFL cup but concerns about Mourinho’s overly defensive approach started coming during last year’s trophy-less season.

Pundits have been falling over themselves to point out areas where Man Utd must improve while Mourinho himself has sounded warnings about the season ahead. That hasn’t gone down particularly well with United fans, many of whom believe Mourinho is unfairly talking down the quality of his squad.

We think the problems between the Man Utd fans and Mourinho are going to get worse before they get better and that Leicester have a very good chance of securing a positive result at Old Trafford.

Despite losing Riyad Mahrez to Man City over the summer, Claude Puel still has a solid squad available to him. They are well balanced in terms of their technical ability and are driven forwards by some hungry, ultra-competitive players such as Jamie Vardy, Harry Maguire and Kasper Schmeichel.

Leicester’s huger, their ability to damage their opponents on the counterattack and the current malaise around Man Utd points towards the Leicester/draw double chance representing good value at $2.70 with Centrebet.

Another Entertaining Opener in Store

It’s fair to say that Man Utd did not impress on during pre-season. Their preparations for the new campaign ended with a lacklustre defeat against Bayern Munich but we’re expecting much more entertainment when the EPL begins.

Leicester were involved in a thrilling 4-3 defeat against Arsenal on the opening match of last season (also on a Friday night) and they should be good for at least a couple of goals again at Old Trafford.

We like the look of a bet on over 2.5 goals at $1.96 with Unibet but if you’re looking for a bigger risk/reward option, how about the 2-2 correct score which is available at $23 with Bet365?

Vardy to Relish Being the Main Man Again

Jamie Vardy had a mixed time of it during the World Cup. The obvious delight he felt about England exceeding expectations by making it to the semi-finals was tempered by his lack of playing time in Russia.

Vardy had to play second fiddle to Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling for England but he is very much the main man at Leicester.

Nobody encapsulates Leicester’s underdog spirit better than Vardy who worked his way up from non-league football to the World Cup and we think he is a great bet to score anytime at $3.30 with bookmaker.com.au.

Man Utd v Leicester Top Betting Tips

Leicester/draw double chance at $2.70 with Centrebet

Over 2.5 goals at $1.96 with Unibet

2-2 correct score at $23 with Bet365

Jamie Vardy to score anytime at $3.30 with bookmaker.com.au