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Leicester vs Man Utd: Visitors to shade open affair

Kick-off: 1500, 16/10/2021

Stadium: King Power Stadium

Manchester United failed to beat Leicester in two Premier League meetings and an FA Cup tie against the East Midlands side last season.

However, Ole Gunner Solskjaer will be keen for that to change this term and may unleash Cristiano Ronaldo, who will be looking for his sixth goal of the season in all competitions at King Power Stadium.

There were goals galore and plenty of action when these two met last term and, looking at the Leicester vs Man Utd odds, we feel 31/10 for both teams to score in the first half makes plenty of appeal.

A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds

It has been an indifferent start to the season for the Foxes, who find themselves in the bottom half and have only won two of their seven league games.

They now have the challenge of juggling European commitments as the fixtures come thick and fast and Brendan Rodgers looks to have a huge task on his hands if he is to match last season’s fifth-place finishing position.

City’s cause hasn’t been helped by a plethora of injuries to their back-line, including former United man Jonny Evans, who has been a staple part of the defence during Rodgers’ reign.

One ever-present, though, is Jamie Vardy and it will be reassuring for the home fans that the 34-year-old is already up to six for the season.

That is two-thirds of Leicester’s total goals and he will need assistance soon from a talented squad that is yet to fully fire.

Although Leicester had the upper hand in these fixtures last season, we think there is plenty of value in the visitors’ price of Evens, so we’ll go for an away win as our next Leicester vs Man Utd prediction.

Last Leicester line-up: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Bertrand, Vestergaard, Castagne, Barnes, Tielemans, Choudhury, Vardy, Iheanacho, Lookman.

Evans is in contention to face his old club after recovering from a foot injury.

Fellow centre-back Jannik Vestergaard is being assessed after suffering a minor problem on international duty, but striker Kelechi Iheanacho is fit after an injury scare while away with Nigeria.

A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds

There is never much room for comfort at Old Trafford and only one point from their last three Premier League fixtures has seen the pressure continue to mount on Solskjaer, who simply has to deliver a trophy this season.

That return is unacceptable for a side with some of the best attacking options in the league.

Solskjaer has also come under fire for benching Ronaldo for the recent 1-1 draw with Everton and he will be looking for an immediate reaction from his Red Devils side following the international break.

They will be hoping to take full advantage of a depleted Leicester, who haven’t kept a clean sheet in the league since the opening day of the season.

With two attacking sides at play and with both missing key defensive options, we’ll go for an away win and both teams to score at 27/10 as the last of our Leicester vs Man Utd betting tips.

Last Man Utd line-up: De Gea, Lindelof, Varane, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, Fred, Fernandes, McTominay, Martial, Greenwood, Cavani.

United forward Marcus Rashford could make his first appearance of the season after recovering from shoulder surgery.

Harry Maguire (calf) is back in training but is not expected to be risked. Raphael Varane (groin), Fred and Edinson Cavani (international duty) miss out.

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Last result:

Crystal Palace 2-2 LEICESTER – Kelechi Iheanacho, Jamie Vardy

MAN UTD 1-1 Everton – Anthony Martial

Head-to-head: Man Utd 1-2 Leicester, Leicester 3-1 Man Utd, Leicester 2-2 Man Utd, Leicester 0-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-0 Leicester

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