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Premier League Preview and Prediction: Leicester City vs Manchester United

Leicester City vs Man United Preview and Prediction

Competition: Premier League – Leicester City vs Manchester United 

Venue: King Power Stadium – Saturday, November 28 – 17:30 GMT (12:30 ET) 

Match Odds: Leicester City 11/5 – Draw 23/10 – Manchester United 11/8

Match Preview

Leicester City welcome Manchester United to the King Power Stadium in a top of the table clash in the late kick off on Saturday afternoon as the top two in the Premier League go head-to-head.

The home side are in a great run of form and lead the division by a point heading into this one. Claudio Ranieri’s men will be full of confidence but will also be well aware of the challenge they face in this tie.

Leicester come into the game off the back of their impressive 3-0 away win over Newcastle last weekend where Jamie Vardy equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in ten consecutive Premier League games. He will now look to break it against Van Nistelrooy’s former club.

Leicester City’s Premier League record: P13 – W8 – D4 – L1

This has the makings of a game not to miss, especially for those that remember the action-packed fixture between the sides from last season which ended 5-3 to Leicester.

Manchester United have quietly gone about their business this season. They have come under some criticism but can top the Premier League after the weekend if they win here, regardless of other results.

Louis Van Gaal’s side come into the game off the back of their 2-1 win away at Watford, where they showed their resilience to take all three points late on.

Manchester United’s Premier League record: P13 – W8 – D3 – L2

United know how difficult of a task this is going to be and will be all too aware of how dangerous Leicester can be on the counter attack, so they cannot afford any lapses in concentration.

This game is winnable for United, but it is going to take a fine performance to stop the high-flying Leicester, and we can’t wait to see how it unfolds.

Team News

Leicester have just the one injury concern, with Matthew James out. Ranieri will be expecting his side to continue with their committed performances and will not expect the magnitude of the tie to get to them.

Manchester United’s injury concerns are ongoing. Antonio Valencia, Ander Herrera, Jesse Lingard, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick are all expected to miss out. Luke Shaw will continue to be unavailable as he recovers from that horrific leg break, but he is making steady progress.

Key Points

Leicester City’s last five: D/W/W/W/W

Manchester United’s last five: W/D/D/W/W

Key Stat: Manchester United have won ten out of the last 11 meetings between the sides in all competitions.

Key Player: Jamie Vardy – All eyes will be on Vardy once more. The Englishman will be gunning to break Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record and what a game it could be to do it in. You can’t ignore him for the key man in this one.

Score Prediction

Leicester City 1-1 Manchester United – The two are so hard to split before kick off. Leicester are still enjoying their sensational start to the season and United are proving tough to breakdown. Score draw most likely.

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About Lewis Addley (585 Articles)
Major League Soccer and Premier League reporter. Sub-editor, writer and Social Media manager for MLSGB. All views are my own.

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