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

Manchester United will look to extend their perfect start to the season when they host Leicester City in Saturday’s evening kick-off.

United thrashed Swansea 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium last weekend, with Eric Bailly opening the scoring for the visitors.

Three goals in a four minute spell from Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial secured a comfortable win.

Leicester City earned their first win of the season as they eased past newly promoted Brighton.

Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring inside of a minute, with Harry Maguire making it two after the break.

Enhanced match odds

Manchester United to beat Leicester City: 20/1 with Betfair*

Manchester United to beat Leicester City: 20/1 with Paddy Power*

Manchester United to beat Leicester City: 25/1 with Coral*

Match history
United eased to comfortable wins in both fixtures last year, winning 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Leicester did earn a famous draw at Old Trafford the campaign before though, their last result before they secured the unlikeliest of Premier League titles.

Last five Premier League meetings
Leicester City 0 Manchester United 3 – 03/02/17
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

Over 2.5 goals – 13/20 with Bet 365

Team news
Manchester United are likely to name the same starting XI for a third Premier League match in a row.

Martial has made a superb impact off the bench in both fixtures, but is likely to remain among the substitutes.

Wes Morgan and Jamie Vardy are both doubts here having missed the mid-week EFL Cup fixture through injuries.

Craig Shakespeare appeared confident that both would be fit though, however Ben Chilwell and Islam Slimani are in line should either fail to recover.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Bailly, Blind; Matic, Pogba; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Lukaku
Leicester City (4-4-2): Schmeichel; Simpson, Maguire, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Ndidi, James, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy

Predictions

Result: Manchester United (25/1 with Coral)*

Correct Score: 3-1 (11/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Marcus Rashford (17/10 with Betfair)

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