Manchester United v Leicester City Preview

April 29, 2016 | By

Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountPremiership action Sunday afternoon comes from Old Trafford Stadium and features Manchester United versus Leicester City.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition with a scheduled 13:30pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Manchester United v Leicester City Preview, Premiership, Sunday 1st May 2016

Leicester could well be set to make Premier League history this Sunday as they look to secure the last 3 points necessary to win the title against all odds. At the start of the season nobody could have guessed that the Midlands outfit would be anywhere near the top of the table, let alone challenging for the title, and they were amongst the teams that were most likely to be relegated to the Championship next season.

Bet365 were quoting 5,000/1 that Leicester would go on to win the title at the start of the season and the bookmaker now faces a huge liability if the Foxes come good on Sunday. The Foxes find themselves 7 points clear at the top of the league, needing only 3 points to secure their first top flight title in their 132 year history.

The meteoric rise of players like Riyad Mahrez, N’golo Kante and upstart Jamie Vardy have proved instrumental in Leicester’s success this season, with Italian manager Claudio Ranieri building the team around these key players to get results with a fast, counter-attacking style of play which doesn’t rely on possession or a high press.

By comparison, United’s season can be deemed one of missed chances and frustration. In what has been perhaps the most open Premier League title race ever, Louis van Gaal and his Red Army have failed to capitalise, despite having spent almost quarter of a billion pounds since van Gaal became their manager. In spite of their disappointing season, United go into the fixture firm favourites at 21/20 (2.05) and with the faint hope of a top four finish looming, United will be desperate to try and snatch all 3 points on the day.

The Foxes will be acutely aware of the task ahead of them, an away win at Old Trafford never comes easily and this is reflected by their odds – Leicester are 13/5 (3.60) to win on Saturday whilst the draw is an appealing 12/5 (3.40). Leicester’s last win against United was a 5-3 mauling at the King Power Stadium in 2014 in a performance that defied expectations, but in the matches since the Foxes have lost 3-1 and drawn 1-1.

Manchester United Team News :

The hosts continue to be without the services of Luke Shaw (leg), Bastian Schweinsteiger (knee), Adnan Januzaj (match fitness) and Will Keane (groin). Anthony Martial and Marouane Fellaini will once again likely lead the attack up front with Wayne Rooney playing in a deeper creative role in the heart of midfield.

Leicester City Team News :

The visitors will be without Matthew James (match fitness) and star striker James Vardy (suspended) for this game. Leonardo Ulloa has been suffering from a minor back injury and is a doubt for this match and will take a late fitness test on Saturday afternoon to see if he can be involved. If he does get the green light then he will lead the attack up front with Okazaki with Mahrez, Drinkwater, Albrighton and Kante providing the support from midfield.

Manchester United v Leicester City Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday afternoon’s fixture from Old Trafford Stadium will become the 84th meeting between the two clubs over the years, of which Manchester United have managed to secure 40 victories overall with 27 of these having come with home advantage.

Leicester City have managed 22 victories overall with just 3 of those having came away at the famous Old Trafford Stadium.

Our head to head statistics table below shows the last five matches played between the two clubs and as we can see Manchester United have a clear advantage heading into this game having won three times, compared to Leicester City having won just the one.

28/11/15 PRL Leicester City – Manchester United 1 : 1
31/01/15 PRL Manchester United – Leicester City
3 : 1
21/09/14 PRL Leicester City – Manchester United 5 : 3
13/04/04 PRL Manchester United – Leicester City 1 : 0
27/09/03 PRL Leicester City – Manchester United
1 : 4

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

287 Goals have been scored in the previous 83 matches played between the two clubs over the years, which provides us with an average goals per game statistic of 3.46.

131 of those Goals have been scored in the previous 41 matches played between the two clubs at the Old Trafford which generates us an average goals per game statistic of 3.20.

Both sets of statistics shown above seem to strongly suggest that this game should see at least a few of Goals scored on Sunday afternoon and betting markets such as Both Teams to Score and Total Match Goals 2 or 3 look good betting options for this match.

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Manchester United v Leicester City Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Manchester United: L W W W W

Leicester City: W W W D W

Leicester City just edge the recent form statistics having managed four wins and one draw in their previous five matches played, compared to Manchester United who have won four and lost one of their previous five matches played.

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Manchester United v Leicester City Match Betting Odds Market from Bet365

Manchester United have a very good record against Leicester City and with home advantage where they have lost just three times against Leicester the hosts have been installed as the clear favourites to win this game at a current best price of 21/20 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw has happened once in the previous five meetings played which came in the reverse fixture between the two clubs this season at the King Power Stadium and is available at acurrent best price of 12/5 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account.

Leicester City have had a season that most clubs only ever dream about and with the way their team is playing, the visitors look excellent value to secure the Premiership League Title on Sunday afternoon with a victory at a current best price of 13/5 with Bet365 – £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an Account.

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Manchester United v Leicester City Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Manchester United were quite fortunate in my opinion to reach the FA Cup final last weekend when beating Everton 1-0 courtesy of a last minute winner by Anthony Martial.

United goal keeper David de Gea once again proving why he is sought after by so many huge clubs in Europe after saving another penalty kick to keep his side in the game.

Leicester City just seem to go from strength to strength and what better way to secure the Premiership League Title than to go to the famous Old Trafford Stadium and beat the team that has secured the most Premiership League Title’s, without your star striker !

A real mouth watering affair in prospect and based on all of what we have mentioned so far in this preview and what both sides have achieved this season, this really is a game that could go either way on the day, however looking at the average goals per game data, goals do look like happening and this does seem to be the sensible option when looking for a solid wager to have on this game.

Our predictions for this game have not been an easy one, but after much deliberation our Banker Free Tip for this match is going to be for Both Teams to Score as with the two teams having produced an average goals per game statistic of 3.46 overall and 3.20 at Old Trafford this does look the stand out bet for the match and you can get odds of 10/11 for this at Bet365.

Our First Goalscorer Free Tip will be for Leicester City striker Jose Leonardo Ulloa to score the first goal of the game and he is currently available at very generous odds of 15/2 with Bet365.

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