A massive Premier League clash is coming to our screens this Saturday as Leicester City begin their preparations to host Manchester United. Both sides haven’t exactly warmed up to the season. Fans of the Red Devils know that their side can’t drop many more points if they want to be serious title contenders, while in contrast to their previous seasons, the Foxes haven’t come out of the gates swinging.
Here’s a close look at Leicester City v Manchester United betting options at LV BET.
LEICESTER CITY VS MANCHESTER UNITED: BETTING
It’s not quite the start Foxes fans had in mind. After an incredible 2020-21 season, the club finds itself in choppy waters, 13th in the Premier League, with their European results nothing to write home about.
Their only win in their last eight Premier League and Europa League games has come against Norwich City, and now fans are having to cope with stories linking manager Brendan Rodgers with the new and enticing Newcastle United job.
As the bookies favourite for the post now the Toon money men have arrived, he can’t afford to be distracted.
Leicester have conceded two goals in each of their last three.
They do have top scorer Jamie Vardy well rested after the international break. Still, it has become clear that the team hugely misses Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana’s pairing in defence.
Kelechi Iheanacho is also said to be an injury doubt – not the news their fans wanted.
You can back City to come strong and edge it 1-0 at 15/2 (8.50).
Considering both teams’ defensive concerns, the 1-1 draw is 21/4 (6.25).
There’s also a bet booster – total goals over 1.5 is available at 1/4 (1.25).
If you like a quirky bet, you are in the right place – the number of corners to be a ‘draw’ is 6/1 (7.00).
The fact that we make Manchester United now 16/1 (17.00) to win the Premier League tells its own story. The gap between the Reds and the leaders may only be two points, but the fact that they are, once again, struggling to win their “easy” games – and what appears to be a lack of faith in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – paints a powerful picture.
That 16/1 (17.00) will look a good bet if United do have a good weekend, however. Especially if they can overcome a huge defensive headache – Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane are expected to be out for weeks.
They have won their last two away, Wolves and West Ham, but they will need to be a lot better at the King Power for sure.
Both sides know how to win and score penalties, but will one be given? We have a penalty being awarded at 39/20 (2.95).
If you think United will make a statement on Saturday afternoon, how about a 2-0 win at 10/1 (11.00)?
A 3-1 United victory is yours for 16/1 (17.00) in a game where it is not predicted defences will come out on top.
A Manchester United win, and over 1.5 goals is 27/20 (2.35).
LEICESTER CITY VS MANCHESTER UNITED: PREMIER LEAGUE BETTING ODDS
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*Odds subject to change. Odds correct at time of publishing.