Leicester City vs. Manchester United: Premier League – Match Preview

Two sides who desperately need a win meet on Sunday as Leicester City host Manchester United.

Champions Leicester City are just two points clear of the drop zone after they were beaten at Burnley in the week.

A late Sam Vokes goal was the difference as Burnley recorded a deserved victory.

Once again United were held as they failed to break down Hull City at Old Trafford.

Eldin Jakupovic was the hero, but Hull nearly won it late on when Lazar Markovic hit a post.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United to beat Leicester City: 7/1 with 888 Sport*

Manchester United to beat Leicester City: 8/1 with Betfair*

Premier League form: Leicester City W1 D1 L3; Manchester United W2 D3 L0
Premier League top scorers
Leicester City – Islam Slimani & Jamie Vardy 5 goals each
Manchester United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 14 goals

Match history
United thrashed Leicester City 4-1 earlier in the season, with all four goals coming in the first period.

Jamie Vardy set a Premier League record of scoring in consecutive games in the meeting last term that finished 1-1 at the King Power.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester Untied 4 Leicester City 1 – 24/09/16
Manchester United 1 Leicester City 1 – 30/04/16
Leicester City 1 Manchester United 1 – 28/11/15
Manchester Untied 3 Leicester City 1 – 31/01/15
Leicester City 5 Manchester United 3 – 21/09/14

Over 2.5 goals – 21/20 with Betfair

Team news
Leonardo Ulloa has returned to training after failing to secure a move away from the club on deadline day but is still carrying a thigh injury.

Leicester could maintain a 4-2-3-1 formation here, with Islam Slimani a major doubt.

Eric Bailly could make his first appearance since returning from the African Cup of Nations here.

Jose Mourinho keeps on rotating his wide players meaning Anthony Martial could be among the subs.

Expected starting XI’s
Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Schmeichel; Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs; Drinkwater, Ndidi; Albrighton, Mahrez, Gray; Vardy
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Bailly, Rojo; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, Pogba, Lingard; Ibrahimovic

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (8/1 with Betfair)*

Correct Score: 1-2 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Paul Pogba (31/10 with 888 Sport)

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