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Leicester vs Man United Prediction, Preview, Team Betting Odds, Team News, Premier League

Bottom placed Leicester go head to head with a resurgent Manchester United.

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

MatchLeicester City vs Manchester United
Date2nd September 2022
Time12:00 am IST
VenueKing 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.

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Leicester vs Man United: Players to Watch Out

James Maddison

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.

Casemiro

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.

Jadon Sancho

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: Jadon Sancho

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.

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