We like Leicester City a lot. Not as fans as such but we’re often happy to get behind them, both figuratively and financially, when they square up against the top six.
Few teams have given Manchester City as tough a time as Leicester have over the past few years and Brendan Rodgers seems a good fit for the club. We’ve already backed them for the League Cup but their Premier League campaign has started well too with two wins and two draws so far.
Manchester United, on the other hand are potentially a couple of results away from having real problems. Players are doubting whether Solskjaer is up to the task, albeit probably the same players who aren’t doing their jobs well enough either. Nevertheless there seems to be disharmony and the blinding start that saw Chelsea destroyed has fallen away somewhat. In theory United could have still won every game this season, especially due to the penalty misses that have been accrued. However this side reminds us more of the team that finished last season dismally than the tour de force that Solksjaer’s appointment seemed to bring in.
7/2 would probably be a fair price on a Leicester win already but there are other factors on top of those above that might swing things in the away side’s favour. United have the dubious pleasure of the Europa League and have an almost ‘must win’ fixture on Thursday. Away trips to Alkmaar and Belgrade follow so a home win versus Astana looks pretty important on that front. Leicester are free from draining midweek fixtures and trips across Europe so can put their all into this. Leicester only have one injury concern at this stage too whereas United look to be without half their defence as well as Pogba in midfield and Martial up front. They are not playing that well and look vulnerable and with Vardy in form too we’re backing Leicester to take advantage.
Event: Premier League – Man United v Leicester
Betting Market: Match Odds
Published on: Sep 14, 2019 @ 07:19