Manchester United vs Leicester City – Match Preview & Prediction

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By now, we can all agree Manchester United have not looked convincing to start the 2019/20 season. Riding a three-game winless streak and looking unable to get past “easier” opponents, The Red Devils are suffering from the same issues that plagued them last term. But now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have another chance to lead his side to victory. On Saturday, Manchester United will host Leicester City at Old Trafford. Kick-off for this thrilling encounter is scheduled at 15:00 hrs BST.

Team News

Manchester United are quite depleted when it comes to injuries. Solskjaer announced during Friday’s pre-match press conference that both Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba look certain to be out of this fixture. Diogo Dalot, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Eric Bailly remain sidelined as well, just like Luke Shaw. And while Jesse Lingard and Aaron-Wan Bissaka pulled out from international duty earlier last week, both might be available off the bench. Both England internationals will be game-time decisions.

As for Leicester, manager Brendan Rodgers reported a clean bill of health ahead of the trip to Old Trafford. The lone absent is former Reds Academy graduate, Matty James, who continues to recover from an Achilles surgery.

Form guide

Manchester United have struggled badly so far this season. They began the year with a solid 4-0 win over Chelsea, but things have gone downhill from there. United drew 1-1 at Wolves, lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace, and drew 1-1 at Southampton in their past three Premier League matches. As a result, The Red Devils own a W1, D2, L1 mark in the current season. They sit in the middle of the standings after the first four league outings.

On the other hand, Leicester City have been one of the biggest surprises of the 2019/20 Premier League season so far. They are one of three undefeated sides in the competition – alongside Liverpool and Manchester City – thanks to a W2, D2 mark thus far. On the road, they have managed to draw against Chelsea and defeat Sheffield United. Can they extend that impressive run by pulling the upset at Old Trafford?

What is our recent record against Leicester City?

Manchester United and Leicester City have met plenty of times in the past. But The Red Devils certainly have an edge over the Foxes when it comes to recent history. To note, Manchester United are W8, D1 in their last nine home matches against Leicester, and the King Power Stadium outfit has won just once in their last 20 EPL outings against The Red Devils (W1, D4, L15).

Predicted outcome

Manchester United will aim to clinch their second home win of the season. Despite the injuries, Manchester United should be able to end Leicester’s impressive start to the season here. The Red Devils have been extremely unlucky to date, and they will put an end to that negative run this Saturday. With that in mind, Manchester United should secure the three points in this fixture.

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