Man Utd v Leicester Premier League Betting Preview & Tips

20:45 Fri 10 Aug
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: X
Units: 1/5
Odds: +400

Twelve months ago, Leicester were handed a tricky curtain-raiser when heading to the Emirates Stadium in a match that they lost 4-3.

Once again, the fixtures computer hasn’t been terribly kind, with the Foxes this time heading to Old Trafford where they are big outsiders to claim anything against a Manchester United team who finished second in the Premier League last term.

Leicester are starting life without Riyad Mahrez who eventually left through the exit door after issuing various come and get me pleas for the past twelve months. The team will clearly be poorer without the talented Algerian although funds are likely to be reinvested.

James Maddison is likely to make his full debut, while Jonny Evans will become Harry Maguire’s regular central defensive partner and perhaps this is a decent time to be facing a United team who are likely to be missing first-team players.

Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Ashley Young and Phil Jones are among those likely to be having an extended break, although the same will apply to Maguire and Jamie Vardy.

Opening matches of the season can be somewhat predictable, with Leicester hoping to ruffle a few feathers, while Jose Mourinho will look to create a more attacking brand of football in a bid to make the club have more appeal and ultimately challenge Manchester City at the top.

It could be a good time to oppose United who are likely to encounter a defensive strategy deployed by the visitors and we’ll have a speculative punt on the draw, with the likely absence of Lukaku expected to be keenly felt.

BETTING TIP
Draw @ 5.00 with BetVictor

Team News

Man Utd: 4-3-3 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Leicester: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 01
    David De Gea
  • 23
    Luke Shaw
  • 02
    Victor Nilsson-Lindelof
  • 03
    Eric Bailly Bertrand
  • 36
    Matteo Darmian
  • 06
    Paul Pogba
  • 15
    Andreas Pereira
  • 17
    Fred
  • 07
    Alexis Sanchez
  • 10
    Marcus Rashford
  • 08
    Juan Mata
  • 01
    Kasper Schmeichel
  • 18
    Daniel Amartey
  • 05
    Wes Morgan
  • 15
    Harry Maguire
  • 03
    Benjamin Chilwell
  • 25
    Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
  • 23
    Adrien Silva
  • 14
    Ricardo Pereira
  • 10
    James Maddison
  • 07
    Demarai Gray
  • 08
    Kelechi Iheanacho

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5