Manchester United vs Leicester Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

Manchester United vs Leicester – Saturday 26th August 2017 – 17:30 – BT Sports 

Man United are 30/100 with the draw at 9/2 and Leicester are 8/1

Betting tips and match preview | Premier League

Manchester United face Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon, in the third round of fixtures in the Premier League.

The Red Devils come into this match in excellent form, winning their last match against Swansea 4-0.

Eric Bailly was the unlikely source for United’s opener (45), going ahead just before the interval.

Romelu Lukaku made it three goals in two matches for his new club (80), making it 2-0 with ten minutes remaining.

Paul Pogba scored his second goal in two matches (82), with the French midfielder enjoying the new midfield partnership with Matic.

Antony Martial made it 4-0 just two minutes later (84), as United decimated Swansea’s defence, scoring three goals in four minutes.

Early Favourites

United have enjoyed an exceptional start to the season, winning both matches 4-0 against West Ham and Swansea.

The signing of Matic has proved to be a revelation, with Pogba, Lukaku, Martial and Mkhitaryan running riot so far.

They have yet to concede a goal in the Premier League as well, with David De Gea left with very little to do.

This fixture will be a huge challenge, with Leicester a dangerous threat on the counter attack.

 

United Favourites

Manchester United come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and their pedigree informing the odds.

Jose Mourinho will be looking to continue United’s perfect start to their Premier League campaign.

United will be looking to make it four straight wins against Leicester in the Premier League.

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Mixed Start

Leicester come into this match on the back of a 4-1 win against Sheffield United in the Carabao Cup.

Demarai Gray opened the scoring for Leicester (52), with the talented winger opening the scoring after a quiet first half.

Islam Slimani scored a double for Leicester, with two goals in the space of four minutes (63, 67) to make it 3-0 to the Foxes.

The hosts did pull one back through Caolan Lavery (83) with United making it 3-1 on the night.

Ahmed Musa completed the scoring in the dying minutes (90+3), ensuring Leicester progressed to the next round with a 4-1 victory.

 

Back To Back Wins

Leicester endured a tough start to this seasons campaign, losing a 4-3 thriller against Arsenal at the Emirates on the opening night of the new season.

They have been excellent in their last two matches, beating newly promoted Brighton and Sheffield United.

This will be a tough assignment for the Foxes, with United in super form at the moment and at home.

 

Foxes Underdogs

Craig Shakespeare’s side come into this match as underdogs, with United’s pedigree informing the odds.

This will be a tough match for the Foxes, with Mourinho’s side one of the favourites for the League title.

Leicester will be looking for their first win at Old Trafford in 20 years.

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Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Manchester United are Romelu Lukaku at 11/4 with Henrikh Mkhitaryan & Marcus Rashford at 9/2. For Leicester, Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy are at 10/1 with Islam Slimani at 12/1.

The last time that these two sides met Manchester United won 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 7/1.

Manchester United vs Leicester Odds

Tip 1 – Rashford to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – United to win 3-1 @ 10/1