Manchester United will try to hit the reset button before it takes on Leicester City on Saturday in an English Premier League clash at King Power Stadium. Manchester United (4-2-1) sits two points behind league leader Chelsea despite taking just one point in its past two matches. The Red Devils lost 1-0 to Aston Villa then played to a 1-1 draw with Everton before the international break. Manchester United is 2-3-1 in its last six games in all competitions, and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is facing pressure for his lineup choices. Leicester City (2-2-3) finished fifth in the league the past two seasons but is facing troubles of its own, and it has not won a league match since Aug. 28.
Kickoff is set for 10 a.m ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Manchester United as the +108 favorite (risk $100 to win $108) in its latest Leicester City vs. Manchester United odds, with Leicester the +245 underdog. A draw is priced at +255 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before you lock in your Manchester United vs. Leicester City picks or make any English Premier League predictions, you need to check out what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $36,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken a close look at the Leicester City vs. Manchester United matchup and just released his coveted EPL picks. Head to SportsLine now to see his Premier League picks. Here are the betting odds and lines for Manchester United vs. Leicester City:
- Leicester City vs. Manchester United: Man United -0.5 (-105)
- Leicester City vs. Manchester United over-under: 2.5 goals
- Leicester City vs. Manchester United money line: Man U +108, Leicester +245, Draw +255
- LEI: Jamie Vardy has 44 goals in his last 76 league matches
- MAN: Bruno Fernandes has 30 goals in his 58 EPL matches
Why you should back Manchester United
The Red Devils have the firepower to beat any team in the league, and Solskjaer is sure to field his top lineup after a run of poor results. That means the attack should feature Cristiano Ronaldo, who has three goals in four matches, and Bruno Fernandes, who has four in seven starts. They will be a major problem for a Leicester squad that has kept one clean sheet in its last 14 Premier League matches.
Manchester United also is expecting Marcus Rashford back from shoulder surgery, and Mason Greenwood (three goals) and Jesse Lingard (two) also could play a role. United is second in the league in possession (61 percent) and shots on target (40), and the Foxes have yielded 121 shots, with 31 on net (sixth-most in the league).
Why you should back Leicester City
Leicester also faces a defense that is banged up, and it has the quality in an attack led by Jamie Vardy to cause big problems. The Red Devils are without their two top center backs, with both Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane injured, and Vardy is tied for the league lead with six goals. Kelechi Iheanacho and Youri Tielemans, each with a goal and an assist, also could create trouble for the Manchester United's depleted back line.
The Foxes beat the Red Devils 2-1 in the last league meeting, outshooting them 12-4. They also took a 3-1 victory in the FA Cup in March, with Iheanacho scoring twice and Tielemans getting the other goal. Leicester is third in the league in tackles, and while the defense could have issues with United's attack, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is a calming presence. He has faced a lot of shots this campaign, but he is tied for third in the league with 22 saves.
How to make Leicester City vs. Manchester United picks
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