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Leicester v Man Utd betting tips: Defensive woes for Solskjaer

| 14.10.2021

Leicester v Man Utd betting tips and odds

Leicester’s clash with Manchester United on Saturday has taken on a fresh twist with Brendan Rodgers the new favourite to become the manager at Newcastle where Steve Bruce is expected to be sacked soon by the club’s fledgling owners.

The Foxes were expected to challenge for a top-four spot this season, but they went into the international break in the bottom half of the table.

City are 5/2 to cause an upset by defeating the Red Devils, so let’s examine some of the other options in our Leicester v Man Utd betting tips.

Match Odds

Leicester enjoyed a 2-1 win at Old Trafford last season, but they have failed to win this fixture in the last six meetings during which the visitors won three times and drew the same number.

The Red Devils, 16/1 in the Premier League title odds, headed into the international break in fourth place, just two points behind leaders Chelsea and can be backed at 21/20 to win at the King Power Stadium, while a draw is 5/2.

All three draws between the sides in the last six years produced goals at both ends and with the teams keeping just one clean sheet this season, a score draw is available at 16/5 in our Leicester v Man Utd betting tips.

Two of those draws ended 2-2 and that has been the outcome in Leicester’s last two matches against Burnley and Crystal Palace, so we go 12/1 on a third successive game to end that way.

United have conceded the first goal in two of their three away games this season and they are without first-choice centre-backs Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane, so the hosts to bag the opener is 27/20.

With that in mind, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men are 9/1 to win from behind or 27/10 to come out on top and concede, while it’s 7/2 on United to win or draw, both teams to score in the second half and over 2.5 goals in the match.

Talking Tactics

Varane was taken off with a groin injury just before half-time in France’s Nations League final win against Spain and is out for a “few weeks”, and skipper Maguire has been out of action with a calf issue sustained against Aston Villa.

Victor Lindelof could be accompanied by either Eric Bailly or forgotten man Phil Jones, but on the plus side Marcus Rashford is back in training following shoulder surgery.

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough says City defender Jonny Evans has an “outside chance” of facing United, but otherwise Rodgers has almost a fully-fit squad.

Goalscorer Odds

Cristiano Ronaldo leads the betting in the first goalscorer and anytime markets at 3/1 and 11/10, but Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is next at 9/2 and 9/5 in the two options for Saturday’s Leicester v Man Utd betting tips.

Bruno Fernandes has scored in his last two appearances against the Foxes and is 2/1 to find the net again or 5/1 to break the deadlock.

Kelechi Iheanacho bagged the opener against Crystal Palace last time out and can be backed at 13/2 to do so again or 12/5 to score.

Match Info

Where: King Power Stadium

When: 15:00, Saturday 16th October

How to watch: N/A

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Author

Warren Barner