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Man Utd v Leicester betting tips: Foxes eye fourth successive win against Red Devils

| 01.04.2022

Man Utd v Leicester betting tips and odds

Manchester United got their top-four bid back on track before the international break when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 victory over Tottenham.

The Red Devils are 4/1 in the Premier League top-four odds and 8/15 to win Saturday’s clash with Leicester at Old Trafford.

The Foxes moved into the top half of the table a couple of weeks ago, so let’s look at the main talking points in our Man Utd v Leicester betting tips.

Man Utd v Leicester form

The Red Devils are four points adrift of Arsenal, who have played one game fewer, so the pressure is on Ralf Rangnick’s side to win this game now that they have been eliminated from the Champions League.

Although United have lost just one of their last 10 – a humiliating 4-1 defeat by Manchester City – their performances have been patchy and had it not been for Ronaldo they could easily have lost to Spurs three weeks ago.

Ronaldo played 90 minutes in both of Portugal’s World Cup play-off victories against Turkey and North Macedonia, so it remains to be seen whether he will be firing on all cylinders for Saturday.

Both teams have scored in five of their last seven matches and that option is available at 8/13, while the home team to win and concede can be backed at 9/5.

Leicester signed off for the international break with a 2-1 victory over Brentford, their third win in four, when Timothy Castagne marked his return from three months out with a thigh injury by scoring the opener.

Man Utd v Leicester head to head

Despite being favourites, United have lost their last three encounters with Leicester, including a 4-2 defeat at the King Power in October and a 2-1 win at Old Trafford in May.

Leicester also beat United 3-1 in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup en route to winning the competition for the first time, so they hold the upper hand in the last 12 months and look an interesting option at 5/1 to make it four successive wins.

City can also be backed at 10/3 to draw or 4/1 with goals added to the equation, while they are available at 6/4 in the double chance market in our Man Utd v Leicester betting tips.

The last four matches have involved goals at both ends and at least three goals, an option which can be backed at 19/20.

With the trend leaning towards goals, our #GetAPrice special of both teams to score, over 2.5 goals in the match and either team to win at 5/4 catches the eye.

Man Utd v Leicester team news

Both teams have had many players on international duty in the last couple of weeks, so it remains to be seen what condition they are in upon their returns.

Bruno Fernandes played all but 10 minutes of both play-offs, scoring both goals in the win on Tuesday night which secured Portugal’s place at the World Cup, and Harry Maguire played the whole of England’s win against Ivory Coast despite being booed by some supporters before kick-off.

However, veteran striker Edinson Cavani is unlikely to feature after coming off injured in Uruguay’s World Cup qualifier against Chile on Tuesday.

United lined up in a 4-2-3-1 for the 1-0 Champions League defeat by Spanish champions Atletico Madrid in their last match, when Swedish winger Anthony Elanga impressed down the right.

Fernandes played behind Ronaldo, with Jadon Sancho on the left and Scott McTominay and Fred anchoring the midfield.

Leicester could have Jamie Vardy back in training having sustained a hamstring injury soon after a knee problem which has restricted the striker to just two games since the turn of the year, but he is unlikely to start.

Jonny Evans continued his comeback by playing just over an hour of Northern Ireland’s 3-1 win in Luxembourg and returned to his club as planned rather than face Hungary four days later.

City are also expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 in which Kelechi Iheanacho is the sole striker supported by Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, James Maddison and Harvey Barnes.

Goalscorer odds

Ronaldo’s hat-trick last time out means he is 11/4 favourite to get the ball rolling or 4/5 just to score, while Portugal hero Fernandes is 9/2 and 6/4 in the same markets.

Jadon Sancho was left out of the England squad for the two games during the international break, but he has three goals in his last 10 appearances with United and is 8/1 and 11/4, while Elanga is 6/1 and 2/1.

Vardy is the 11/2 favourite to break the deadlock from the Leicester contingent, but with question marks surrounding his fitness, Iheanacho may be worth a go at 7/1 to draw first blood or 12/5 to find the net.

Iheanacho was an unused substitute in Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with Ghana on Tuesday which ended the former’s hopes of qualifying for the World Cup.

Turkey defender Calgar Soyuncu has scored in Leicester’s last two matches against United and is 25/1 to make it a hat-trick or 66/1 to open the scoring.

Maddison and Barnes are 16/5 and 5/1 respectively to score in our Man Utd v Leicester betting tips.

Match Info

Where: Old Trafford

When: 17:30, Saturday 2nd April

How to watch: Sky Sports

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication



Warren Barner