On Tuesday, May 11, England will host the 36th round match between Manchester United and Leicester, which rightfully bears the central status – we assessed the condition of the opponents and prepared a forecast.
In the last round, Manchester United showed that they had not lost their fighting qualities by the end of the season and are in excellent shape. The Red Devils have once again confirmed that it is not in vain that they are considered one of the best away teams in the current championship. In a duel with Aston Villa, the Mancunians conceded first, but turned the tide on the field and won 3: 1. Note that Manchester United is the only team in the Premier League that has not yet lost away.
At the moment, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s wards are on a wave of 14 unbeaten matches in the Premier League. In particular, Manchester United have not lost any of their last six matches at home, having achieved five victories in them. At the same time, the “red devils” demonstrated enviable performance in them. The Mancunians beat Southampton (9: 0), Newcastle (3: 1), West Ham (1: 0), Brighton (2: 1) and Burnley (3: 1), completing also draw 3: 3 duel with Everton.
In general, at home, Manchester United won nine matches out of 16 in the current championship, drew three times and lost in four meetings.
In the standings, the team of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer occupies the second place. Manchester United are ten points behind leading Manchester City and seven ahead of Leicester. In case of success in this meeting, the “red devils” will definitely guarantee themselves at least the second line. Although the chances for a championship are only theoretical.
Forward Anthony Martial, midfielder Daniel James and defenders Harry Maguire, Phil Jones will miss the match due to injuries.
The Foxes are now in a difficult position. Let us remind you that already last season, Leicester failed the finish line and ended up behind the Champions League, when it seemed that the Leicesters had already booked a ticket there. At the moment, Brendan Rogers’ team is in the fourth position in the championship standings. It is five points ahead of West Ham and six points ahead of Liverpool. However, the Lersisides played less for the match, so the points lost are three.
In recent rounds, Leicester have looked pretty pale. First, the Foxes scored a draw with Southampton (1: 1), and then, rather unexpectedly, lost at home to Newcastle with a score of 2: 4. Add to this the defeats from Manchester City (0: 2) and West Ham (2: 3). Thus, in the six previous rounds, the Leicestershire team achieved success only in fights with West Bromwich (3: 0) and Crystal Palace (2: 1).
As for the away games, Leicester is not all that bad. In 17 away matches, the Foxes achieved ten victories, ended in a draw five and lost two.
Due to injuries, defenders James Justin, Wes Morgan, as well as midfielder Harvey Barnes will miss the match. Doubtful Johnny Evans.
Leicester at least need to cling to one point in this meeting, as Liverpool are already ready to move the Foxes. Nevertheless, Manchester United are simply in great shape and know how to play against the opponent.
Our prediction is the victory of Manchester United with a handicap (0) for 1.87 in the bookmaker’s office 1xBet.
The Red Devils are scoring well now, and Leicester has no problems with goals either. In our opinion, the meeting should be effective.
The second bet is the total over 2.5 goals for 2.07.