Manchester United continue their tough roundup of fixtures this week as they welcome Leicester City in the midweek Premier League clash. The match schedules for Tuesday at Old Trafford with kickoff at 8 pm.
The crowning of the incumbent Premier League champions Manchester City remains on rivals Manchester United. The side made a spirited comeback to record a 3-2 win over Aston Villa last Saturday. On the other hand, Leicester’s hope of a top-four finish got a rude awakening following a 4-2 loss to Newcastle.
For the better part of the season, the Red Devils build a reputation as comeback kings. It was evident during their last encounter with Aston Villa in a game of two halves. Bertrand Traore rifled the first shot that could land City their hands on the title.
However, Bruno Fernandez came to the rescue again with a penalty spot converted in the 52nd minute. Mason Greenwood and in-form Edinson Cavani turned the game around to register a 3-1 win
In contrast, the nightmares of the 2019-2020 season keep Brendan Rodgers up especially following their recent defeat to Newcastle. However, Rodgers cherished how West Ham dropped points during the weekend to Everton.
The Hammer’s loss gives Rodgers a five-point cushion for a top-four finish. Moreover, the Foxes have had far impressive results on the road picking only one loss in their last 12 outings.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games against each other, with Man United taking nine wins while Leicester with two wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Aston Villa 1-3 Man United
- Roma 3-2 Man United
- Man United 6-2 Roma
- Leeds 0-0 Man United
- Man United 3-1 Burnley
- Leicester 2-4 Newcastle
- Southampton 1-1 Leicester
- Leicester 2-1 Crystal Palace
- Leicester 3-0 West Brom
- West Ham 3-2 Leicester
Manchester United Team News
Harry Maguire come off the pitch with an ankle problem. However, the captain might feature after passing a late fitness test—other injury contenders at the camp include Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Phil Jones.
Leicester City Team News
Given a FA Cup final in the weekend, Rodgers might feel tempted for a squad rotation to provide Timothy with Castagne a spot. Additionally, Daniel Amartey returns to the defence. Injury absentees include Justin, Harvey Barnes, Wes Morgan and Johnny Evans.
Prediction and Odds
Leicester have a lot on their plate at the moment that does not give them full power to focus on a win entirely.
- Manchester United Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- Greenwood to Score