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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.

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Form Summary

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Recent League Form

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1-0 v Watford (H)
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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)
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0-2 v Bournemouth (A)
W
0-0 v Southampton (H)
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0-1 v West Bromwich Albion (H)
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2-1 v Burnley (A)
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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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Goals Scored
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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
26.08.17 Manchester United Manchester United badge 2-0 Leicester City badge Leicester City
05.02.17 Leicester City Leicester City badge 0-3 Manchester United badge Manchester United
24.09.16 Manchester United Manchester United badge 4-1 Leicester City badge Leicester City
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

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 0
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Goals Scorers

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Cards & Corners

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Daniel Amartey
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Timings

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Home First Half

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Away First Half

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Away Second Half

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BookieHome WinDrawAway WinOffer
9/20 16/5 13/2
9/20 100/30 13/2
4/9 17/5 15/2
4/9 16/5 13/2
9/20 17/5 15/2
4/9 10/3 6/1
2/5 16/5 13/2
2/5 16/5 7/1
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11/10 13/20
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13/5 12/1
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5/2 13/1
27/10 14/1
13/5 15/1
21/10 11/1
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9/1 1/16 5/2 2/7 17/20 19/20 1/3 9/4 1/9 11/2 1/33 14/1 1/100 25/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
15/2 1/25 23/10 2/7 4/5 10/11 30/100 11/5 1/10 19/4 1/33 8/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
10/1 1/16 13/5 1/3 9/10 1/1 1/3 13/5 1/9 13/2 1/50 18/1 1/500 40/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
10/1 1/16 12/5 3/10 5/6 19/20 1/3 23/10 1/9 11/2 1/28 14/1 1/100 40/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 200/1
8/1 1/16 5/2 3/10 20/23 1/1 3/10 13/5 1/10 6/1 1/25 21/2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
8/1 1/20 12/5 3/10 17/20 17/20 3/10 12/5 1/10 11/2 1/40 11/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
10/1 1/16 12/5 3/10 5/6 19/20 1/3 23/10 1/9 11/2 1/28 14/1 1/100 40/1 1/1000 100/1 1/1000 200/1
17/2 1/25 9/4 2/7 4/5 10/11 2/7 9/4 1/12 11/2 1/50 10/1 1/500 40/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
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11/2 6/1 8/1 10/1 14/1 33/1 20/1 28/1 50/1 150/1 40/1 50/1 100/1 400/1 100/1 125/1 300/1 300/1 400/1 9/1 15/2 22/1 80/1 16/1 40/1 22/1 100/1 50/1 66/1 250/1 250/1 400/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A 450/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
5/1 5/1 15/2 8/1 11/1 25/1 14/1 20/1 50/1 125/1 33/1 50/1 80/1 250/1 80/1 100/1 250/1 250/1 250/1 9/1 7/1 18/1 80/1 14/1 33/1 20/1 100/1 66/1 66/1 250/1 250/1 250/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
5/1 5/1 7/1 17/2 11/1 25/1 17/1 20/1 60/1 150/1 45/1 66/1 125/1 200/1 100/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 9/1 7/1 17/1 100/1 14/1 35/1 20/1 100/1 70/1 70/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1N/A
5/1 11/2 15/2 17/2 12/1 33/1 18/1 25/1 60/1 150/1 45/1 60/1 125/1 200/1 100/1 150/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 10/1 7/1 20/1 100/1 16/1 45/1 22/1 150/1 80/1 80/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
11/2 6/1 8/1 9/1 13/1 35/1 19/1 28/1 66/1 175/1 50/1 66/1 150/1 225/1 110/1 150/1 225/1 225/1 225/1 8/1 15/2 21/1 110/1 17/1 50/1 25/1 175/1 90/1 90/1 225/1 225/1 350/1 350/1 350/1 350/1 350/1 350/1 N/A N/A N/A 350/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
24/5 5/1 15/2 8/1 12/1 28/1 16/1 22/1 50/1 100/1 35/1 45/1 90/1 N/A 70/1 90/1 125/1 125/1 125/1 9/1 13/2 20/1 70/1 14/1 35/1 20/1 80/1 60/1 60/1 125/1 125/1 125/1 150/1 150/1 N/A 125/1 125/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 1/111 1/111 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
5/1 11/2 15/2 17/2 12/1 33/1 18/1 25/1 60/1 150/1 45/1 60/1 125/1 200/1 100/1 150/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 10/1 7/1 20/1 100/1 16/1 45/1 22/1 150/1 80/1 80/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
9/2 5/1 13/2 8/1 11/1 25/1 19/1 22/1 60/1 200/1 50/1 70/1 150/1 200/1 125/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 9/1 7/1 18/1 100/1 16/1 35/1 22/1 125/1 70/1 80/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 200/1N/A
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13/10 7/4 10/3 8/15 8/1 1/6 14/1 1/10 22/1 1/40 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5/4 17/10 16/5 3/5 8/1 2/11 14/1 1/10 N/A N/A 14/1 1/16 22/1 1/100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
13/10 17/10 7/2 1/2 N/A N/A 19/1 1/16 80/1 1/100 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
27/20 7/4 7/2 6/10 9/1 1/5 25/1 1/10 100/1 1/50 28/1 1/16 80/1 1/66 N/A 1/1000 N/A 1/1000 N/A 1/1000
13/10 7/4 18/5 8/15 8/1 2/11 16/1 1/10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
5/4 8/5 10/3 1/2 17/2 1/7 16/1 1/16 28/1 1/100 18/1 1/40 28/1 1/150 35/1 1/500 35/1 1/5000 35/1 1/25000
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