Leicester v Man Utd Betting Preview, Odds & Tips | 03/02/19

Leicester v Man Utd Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews Leicester v Manchester United and provides us with his best bets for Sunday’s 14:05pm kick off by analysing team news, potential line-ups, head-to-head, key stats and facts and more.

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Leicester v Manchester Utd Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 03/02/19
  • Time: 14:05
  • Venue: King Power
  • Channel: Sky Sports Main Event

Intro – Manchester United come into this after a resilient 2-2 draw midweek, with Leicester holding Liverpool also. Punters may still fancy taking on United, but not underestimating the Leicester outfit especially at the King Power.

Manchester Unites are favourites on reputation but with the home side one of the stronger both to score star sides Manchester United will need to continue the goal tally if they are to leave with all the points.

Team News

Harry Maguire overcame injury to start against Liverpool on Wednesday.

Wes Morgan was dropped to the bench in midweek but will hope to return against Manchester United on Sunday.

Youri Tielemans has signed on loan from Monaco for the rest of the season and is expected to make his Leicester debut on Sunday.

Danny Simpson is an option at right-back against his former club, which would allow Ricardo Pereira to play further forward.

Paul Pogba is a doubt for the away side after picking up a suspected groin injury at the end of Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Burnley.

Pogba's absence may force Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to change formation, given the woes of Fred and Andreas Pereira this season.

Chris Smalling returned to the bench in Manchester United's 2-2 draw with Burnley on Saturday after nearly two months out injured.

Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini are sidelined for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side, though the latter is in talks to leave the club. Anthony Martial may miss out again this weekend through injury.

Jesse Lingard and Ander Herrera will return to the starting XI on Sunday after dropping out of the team in midweek. Alexis Sanchez could also start here.

Potential Leicester Starting XI: Schmeichel, Pereira, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Mendy, Gray, Maddison, Albrighton and Vardy

Potential Man U Starting XI: Gea, Young, Lindelof, Jones, Shaw, Fred, Matic, Herrera, Lingard, Sanchez and Rashford

Head To Head

  • Man Utd 5-0-1 (Last six)

Key Stats & Facts

  • There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 15 of Man Utd’s last 18 Premier League games.
  • Man U have scored at least 2 goals in their last 6 matches against Leicester in all competitions.
  • Man U have won 5 of the last 6 matches against Leicester.
  • Man U have won their last 3 away matches.
  • Leicester have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 home matches against Man U in all competitions.
  • Man U have netted at least 2 goal in 6 of their last 7 Premier League games.

Betting Odds

  • Leicester – 29/10 Unibet
  • Draw – 13/5 BetVictor
  • Man Utd – 113/100 Marathonbet

The Verdict

The game suggests that goals could be on the agenda here.

With the match odds, Manchester United’s reign of successive victories came to an end midweek with a draw with Burnley. Have Ole’s men had just a blip, or is this a side that’s been rattled. I think the former, as coming from two goals down to draw was a valiant effort and shows that the side have the pedigree when it comes to scoring.

I did analyse the chances of over 2.5 goals, which came in at 13/16 with 888sport. The both to score market and over 2.5 goals only added up to 11/10. With Leicester at 2/5 to score in the game and looking at Manchester United’s chances of scoring, Royal Panda are offering a shade over evens to score more than one goal. In respect of the total goals market gives no value here.

With Manchester United’s sheer resilience since Ole took charge, it's been nothing but positivity, and looking at the match odds, compared to the over 1.5 team goals market, Manchester United is a consideration to net more than one goal in the game by virtue of not taking on them to win the game in the event they are forced to make another comeback.

Recommended Bets

  • 1.5pts  – Man Utd to score 2+ goals – 51/50 (Royal Panda)