Leicester City Stats & Analysis
Leicester continued their poor start to the season with a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace last time out. They took a two-goal lead against the Eagles at Selhurst Park but the hosts fought back to snatch a point. Leicester have now gone four consecutive Premier League matches without winning. They haven’t gone five straight league games without a victory since February 2019.
They’ve struggled to keep the goals out. Brendan Rodgers’ defence has been heavily hit by the injuries to Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, James Justin and Wilfred Ndidi. That has translated on the pitch. They’ve only kept one clean sheet in the league this campaign. That came on the opening day against a Wolves team that didn’t score in their first three.
They’re allowing far too many shots to rain on Kasper Schmeichel’s goal. The Foxes have faced an average of 15.43 shots per match this season, 4.86 of which were on target. That’s amongst the highest figure in the top flight.
Too many of these shots have been in dangerous areas. 64% of the shots Leicester have allowed their opponents this season have been hit from inside the 18-yard box. That’s the highest proportion of any side in the top flight.
Manchester United Stats & Analysis
That will be music to the ears of Manchester United. They’ll hope for the best from their attacking talents in this one. 61% of United’s shots have come inside the opposition’s 18-yard box. No side has a higher percentage than them.
Cristiano Ronaldo is often at the centre of things in their attack. The Portuguese has taken an average of 4.5 shots per game. 15 of his 19 shots on goal this campaign came from inside the opposition penalty area.
He’ll hope to lead United back to winning ways here. The Red Devils are winless in their last two after a couple of disappointing home results. They drew 1-1 with Everton after a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa the week prior.
United will be pleased to get back on the road in the English top flight. They haven’t lost an away Premier League match since January 2020.
Leicester City vs Manchester United Prediction
Leicester are the outsiders to get the win here. The Foxes are out at 3.87 to get the three points in this one. It’s 3.80 for the sides to draw. Manchester United are out at 2.07 to get the three points from this one.
The Foxes put in some good performances against United last season. The sides drew 2-2 at the King Power and Leicester won at Old Trafford last May. They also knocked United out of the FA Cup en route to lifting the trophy. That put an end to a dire run of results for Leicester. United had won 19 and drawn 3 of their 23 meetings before then.
United have had an average of 2.86 total goals per match in the league this season. Leicester’s figure is even higher at 3.00 so it’s no surprise that the bookies have odds as low as 1.86 for over 2.5 goals here.
The Foxes have only failed to score in two of their last 15 home Premier League matches. Both of them were against Manchester City. There are rarely too many goals when United play away
Leicester City vs Manchester United Prediction: Over 3.5 Goals at 3.10. 4/10 Stakes.