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Manchester United vs Leicester City
10th August
England Premier League | Old Trafford
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Manchester United vs Leicester predictions for Friday’s Premier League curtain raiser at Old Trafford. A dwindling Manchester United will try to get the new Premier League season off to a flyer when they host Leicester on Friday night. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Reason For Manchester United vs Leicester City Betting Tips

It’s been just under a month since the World Cup ended in Russia, but these few weeks have seemed like the longest weeks of the year to football fans. On Friday, the Premier League finally returns to our screens and stadiums, kicking off at Old Trafford as Manchester United and Leicester face off in the curtain raiser.

For Jose Mourinho, the start of the new season has come far too soon for his liking. He begins the new campaign with a severely depleted squad due to injuries and World Cup fatigue. Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, and new signing Diogo Dalot are all out injured, while Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, Paul Pogba, Phil Jones, and Romelu Lukaku are all still resting from their World Cup exploits.

To make matters even worse, Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera picked up knocks in their final pre-season game and are doubts here, although one small silver lining is the dedication shown by Marcus Rashford. The young attacker has returned from his extended break early to help his manager out a little, but Mourinho will still be very worried about the squad he has at his disposal here.

Leicester’s situation might not be quite as bad, but they do still have some very important figures missing from their squad. Claude Puel has confirmed that both Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy will miss Friday’s game, and Jonny Evans, Nampalys Mendy, and new signing James Maddison are all injury doubts.

Neither of these sides have been overly impressive in pre-season either. Manchester United have spent the majority of the last month across the Atlantic touring the United States, but they won just one of their five matches over there, and followed that up with a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on their return to Europe last weekend. This run includes draws against Club America and San Jose Earthquakes and a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Leicester have managed just two wins from their five pre-season friendlies. They beat Notts County in their first friendly of the summer, and finished their preparations at the weekend with a 2-1 win over Lille. In between those triumphs were draws against Valencia and Akhisarspor and a defeat to Udinese, so there is a lot of work for both teams to do.

We might be hoping for an entertaining start to the season, but looking at both these teams, it’s becoming increasingly likely to be a low scoring affair. Lukaku, Lingard, and Pogba, all of whom are expected to miss Friday’s game, scored 44% of Manchester United’s league goals last season. Leicester have it even worse, with Jame Vardy and the departed Riyad Mahrez scoring 57% of their Premier League goals last term.

Four of Manchester United’s six friendlies this summer have been low scoring affairs too, and half of their eight home games in the Premier League this year have seen fewer than three goals. This makes backing Under 2.5 Goals look an excellent value offering, and given both teams’ defensive absentees, we think a 1-1 correct score prediction looks the best bet.

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Head to Head

Manchester United have won four and drawn two of their last six meetings with Leicester, with the last meeting being a 2-2 draw at the King Power Stadium in December. Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy both scored in that match, and neither will be lining up against The Red Devils here.

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  • Romelu Lukaku, Jesse Lingard, and Paul Pogba contributed 44% of Manchester United’s Premier League goals last season, and all three are likely to miss out here.
  • Jamie Vardy and the departed Riyad Mahrez scored 57% of Leicester’s Premier League goals last term.
  • Four of Manchester United’s six pre-season friendlies have seen fewer than three goals, with Manchester United averaging 0.83 goals per game.

Manchester United Team News

Manchester United Team Badge Manchester United are likely to be badly hit by absences on Friday, with Nemanja Matic, Antonio Valencia, Diogo Dalot, and Marcos Rojo all definitely sidelined. Marouane Fellaini, Jesse Lingard, Ashley Young, Paul Pogba, Phil Jones, and Romelu Lukaku are all major doubts as they recover from their World Cup exploits. Eric Bailly and Ander Herrera are both injury doubts too, although Marcus Rashford returned from his extended break early to help the squad out.

Leicester City Team News

Leicester City Team Badge Claude Puel has confirmed that both Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy will miss Friday's match, while summer signing James Maddison is a doubt after getting injured in pre-season. Matty James is sidelined as well, with Jonny Evans and Nampalys Mendy both doubts.

Article by: Alex W
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Twitter: @Wrig90
Published: August 10, 2018

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
8413
Home
4211
Away
4202
Overall
PWDL
8404
Home
4202
Away
4202

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1-0 v Watford (H)
W
5-4 v Tottenham Hotspur (A)
L
0-0 v West Ham United (A)
D
3-1 v Arsenal (H)
W
1-0 v Brighton and Hove Albion (A)
L
0-2 v West Ham United (H)
L
2-1 v Arsenal (H)
W
5-0 v Crystal Palace (A)
L
0-2 v Bournemouth (A)
W
0-0 v Southampton (H)
D
0-1 v West Bromwich Albion (H)
L
2-1 v Burnley (A)
L
5Goals Scored8
3Goals Conceded15
1/6 (17%)Over 2.5 Goals4/6 (67%)
1/6 (17%)Both Teams Scored3/6 (50%)

Head To Head

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WonDrawnWon
631
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24
Goals Scored
12
Over 2.5 Goals 6/10 (60%)
Both Teams To Score 7/10 (70%)
Previous Meetings (Last 10)
23.12.17 Leicester City Leicester City badge 2-2 Manchester United badge Manchester United
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01.05.16 Manchester United Manchester United badge 1-1 Leicester City badge Leicester City
28.11.15 Leicester City Leicester City badge 1-1 Manchester United badge Manchester United
31.01.15 Manchester United Manchester United badge 3-1 Leicester City badge Leicester City
21.09.14 Leicester City Leicester City badge 5-3 Manchester United badge Manchester United
13.04.04 Manchester United Manchester United badge 1-0 Leicester City badge Leicester City
27.09.03 Leicester City Leicester City badge 1-4 Manchester United badge Manchester United
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League Table

PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Manchester City8620213+1820
2Chelsea8620185+1320
3Liverpool8620153+1220
4Arsenal86021910+918
5Tottenham Hotspur8602157+818
6Bournemouth85121612+416
7Wolverhampton Wanderers843196+315
8Manchester United84131314-113
9Watford84131112-113
10Leicester City84041412+212
11Everton83321312+112
12Burnley82241012-28
13Brighton and Hove Albion8224913-48
14Crystal Palace821559-47
15West Ham United8215813-57
16Southampton8125614-85
17Fulham8125921-125
18Huddersfield Town8035417-133
19Newcastle United8026613-72
20Cardiff City8026417-132
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Manchester City4400132+1112
2Liverpool431080+810
3Chelsea4310104+610
4Bournemouth4310105+510
5Arsenal430173+49
6Watford530278-19
7Wolverhampton Wanderers422063+38
8Everton421175+27
9Brighton and Hove Albion421176+17
10Manchester United421167-17
11Leicester City420275+26
12Tottenham Hotspur320153+26
13Burnley41126604
14West Ham United41124404
15Fulham4112610-44
16Southampton402237-42
17Crystal Palace401305-51
18Huddersfield Town401306-61
19Cardiff City4013310-71
20Newcastle United400438-50
PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
1Tottenham Hotspur5401104+612
2Chelsea431081+710
3Liverpool431073+410
4Arsenal4301127+59
5Manchester City422081+78
6Wolverhampton Wanderers42113307
7Crystal Palace420254+16
8Manchester United42027706
8Leicester City42027706
9Bournemouth420267-16
10Everton412167-15
11Watford31114404
12Burnley411246-24
13Southampton410337-43
14West Ham United410349-53
15Newcastle United402235-22
16Huddersfield Town4022411-72
17Brighton and Hove Albion401327-51
18Cardiff City401317-61
19Fulham4013311-81

Scores Vs Opponents

PosTeamHomeAway
1Manchester City16th Mar11th Nov
2Chelsea27th Apr20th Oct
3Liverpool23rd Feb15th Dec
4Arsenal4th Dec9th Mar
5Tottenham Hotspur0-312th Jan
6Bournemouth29th Dec3rd Nov
7Wolverhampton Wanderers1-16th Apr
8Manchester UnitedN/AN/A
9Watford30th Mar1-2
10Leicester City2-12nd Feb
11Everton28th Oct20th Apr
12Burnley29th Jan0-2
13Brighton and Hove Albion19th Jan3-2
14Crystal Palace24th Nov26th Feb
15West Ham United13th Apr3-1
16Southampton2nd Mar1st Dec
17Fulham8th Dec9th Feb
18Huddersfield Town26th Dec4th May
19Newcastle United3-21st Jan
20Cardiff City12th May22nd Dec
PosTeamHomeAway
1Manchester City26th Dec4th May
2Chelsea12th May22nd Dec
3Liverpool1-230th Jan
4Arsenal27th Apr22nd Oct
5Tottenham Hotspur8th Dec9th Feb
6Bournemouth30th Mar4-2
7Wolverhampton Wanderers2-019th Jan
8Manchester United2nd Feb2-1
9Watford1st Dec2nd Mar
10Leicester CityN/AN/A
11Everton1-21st Jan
12Burnley10th Nov16th Mar
13Brighton and Hove Albion26th Feb24th Nov
14Crystal Palace23rd Feb15th Dec
15West Ham United27th Oct20th Apr
16Southampton12th Jan1-2
17Fulham9th Mar4th Dec
18Huddersfield Town3-16th Apr
19Newcastle United13th Apr0-2
20Cardiff City29th Dec3rd Nov
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