The derby of this EPL round takes place at Kings Power Stadium, where Leicester City awaits Manchester United. The two sides have had some pretty tough and important battles in the past few years, creating a very intense rivalry. Leicester didn’t start the season as planned, and Brendan Rodgers’ unit struggles to provide consistency. Harvey Barnes and James Maddison aren’t playing as they used to, and the whole team feels that. On the other side, United has its own trouble. We would say that the biggest one is Ole Gunnar Solskajer who simply, isn’t the caliber to lead the Red Devils.
Leicester City (+255) is in terrible shape. The Foxes didn’t win in the past six games, and have only one victory in the past seven. There isn’t a trace of a team from the last year that won the FA Cup and created problems for all the top sides in the country.
The biggest problem for the Foxes is the defense. In four of the most recent six contests, they would concede two or more goals. Strong protection of its net was one of the main weapons of Rodgers’ unit in the past, but now, we don’t see that.
It needs to be said that Leicester played four of the previous five matches on the road, which could be the reason for their pale displays.
On the other hand, Manchester United (+100) played four in a row at Old Trafford and won just one! It is by far the worst stretch at home for the red Devils since who knows when. We are going to repeat once more, Ole Gunnar Solskajer is definitely not the caliber to lead this team, especially now when they have a trophy-worthy roster.
Imagine starting the game before the international break without Ronaldo in the lineup! You sure have to be a genius to do that. United struggles offensively despite having plenty of talent in the attacking line.
They struggle in the defense as well, allowing at least a goal in nine of the past 10 games. The only one in which they kept the clean sheet was against Wolves on the road. To cut it short here, if they want to win the title, or any other trophy, Ole needs to go.
Justin is out for the home tea, the same as Wesley Fofana. Ndidi is questionable, but he should play.
Rashford and Harry Maguire are doubtful. The latter is expected to be ready, however.
Head to Head Games
The teams played three times last year, and United didn’t win a single one. The first match was the EPL clash here at Kings Power, and it ended 2-2. The second was also in Leicester, in the FA Cup, and the Foxes eliminated the Red Devils, 3-1, with the latest game at Trafford concluding with the visitor’s 1-2 victory.
The best choice here is betting on both teams scoring. These two sides have shaky defenses, and much better attacks. With such imbalance on the field, the only logical solution is to bet on goals on both ends.
Pick: BTTS -166
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