The English Premier League’s Gameweek 5 concludes with a match between Leicester City and Manchester United. The Foxes are at the bottom of the league table, with just one point from their first four games. Meanwhile, Manchester United appear to have found their stride in the latter stages of the season, having won their last two games against Liverpool and Southampton. The Red Devils will look to get some momentum going into the league season against Leicester, who will be looking for their first win of the season after losing their previous two games.
Leicester vs Man United: Match Details
|Leicester City vs Manchester United
|2nd September 2022
|12:00 am IST
|King Power Stadium, Leicester
Leicester vs Man United: Broadcast Details
Indian football viewers can watch the match on Star Sports Select 1, Start Sports Select 2 and Disney+ Hotstar, their OTT Platform.
Leicester vs Man United: Team Betting Odds
The bookies are putting odds of 3.30 on a 3-0 Leicester win on Thursday night.
Leicester vs Man United: Head-to-Head Stats
Leicester have won three of their last five games against Manchester United, with the Mancunian side’s last win against the Foxes coming in a 2-0 away win in July 2020.
Leicester vs Man United: Players to Watch Out
Maddison has been the standout player in Leicester City’s squad since his arrival from Norwich City in the 2018 summer transfer window. His consistent performances aided manager Brendan Rodgers to consecutive Premier League fifth-place finishes for the first time in club history.
The Brazilian international made his debut for the club in their recent 1-0 win over Southampton, coming on as a second-half substitute. His arrival from Real Madrid has patched up Manchester United’s defensive midfield role, which has been lacking in quality for a long time.
After scoring in Manchester’s recent 2-1 win over Liverpool, Sancho appears to have found some form. Under new manager Erik Ten Haag, he is a lock to start.
Leicester vs Man United: Predicted Line-Ups
Leicester XI: Ward; Castagne, Amartey, Evans, Justin; Ndidi, Tielemans, Dewsbury-Hall; Perez, Barnes; Vardy
Man United XI: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Malacia; Casemiro, Eriksen; Elanga, Fernandes, Sancho; Rashford
Leicester vs Man United: Team News
While Rodgers has stated that Maddison’s fitness is “hopeful,” the midfielder may only be named to the Leicester substitutes’ bench. Wilfred Ndidi will hope to be recalled ahead of Boubakary Soumare, while Ayoze Perez could be given a chance down the right side. Unless anything changes with Youri Tielemans’ future, he is expected to start in the centre of the field.
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With Arsenal coming up on Sunday, Ten Hag could give Casemiro some playing time, replacing either Scott McTominay or Christian Eriksen. Barring any injuries, the rest of United’s starting lineup could remain the same, with Cristiano Ronaldo only being named among the substitutes if he is still at the club. Anthony Martial, who has been suffering from an Achilles problem, will also be named on the bench at best.
Leicester vs Man United: Match Predictions
Despite losing at the weekend, Leicester’s performance was strong enough to suggest that a win is just around the corner. Nonetheless, United is back on track, and we expect a 1-3 away win in the East Midlands.