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Leicester vs Manchester United 12/26/2020 Soccer Odds, Picks and Betting Predictions
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Leicester vs Manchester United 12/26/2020 – Manchester United attempts to keep their unbeaten streak intact. They will take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on December 26, 2020. Manchester United has been on a tear lately. They have been winning five of its last six starts. They started at 2-1-3 (win-draw-loss) in this English Premier League. On the other hand, Leicester City has been inconsistent in its last five matches. The team could only produce a 2-0-3 mark. This was after an excellent eight-game stretch that saw the Foxes winning six games. The Red Devils hope to continue their magic against Leicester to move up in the table. Meanwhile, the Foxes seek a big victory to catch up with league-leading Liverpool and second-placed Tottenham Hotspur. Soccer oddsmakers slightly favor Manchester United to pull off the victory.
Leicester vs Manchester United 12/26/2020
Leicester (8-0-5 win-draw-loss, 24 points) is on a rough stretch lately, going 2-0-3 in its last five games. Two of these losses were against Liverpool and the surprising Everton. The Foxes’ defense fell flat against Everton despite having the lion’s share of the possession. The Brendan Rodgers-managed side allowed six shots on goal and six corner kicks in that encounter. Worse, they let Richarlison and Mason Holgate score for Everton. Its offense was even more disastrous, as it could only muster just two shots on goal in 14 attempts.
In its game against Manchester United, Leicester will rely again on Jamie Vardy’s striking brilliance. Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes, and James Maddison are expected to support Vardy out front. On the defensive side, Danish veteran Kasper Schmeichel is likely to have a busy day between the pipes. He hopes that his defensive line led by Nampalys Mendy, Jonny Evans, and Christain Fuchs would be able to fend off the Red Devils’ attacks to win the match.
Players to Watch: Jamie Vardy (10 goals, 4 assists); Harvey Barnes (3 goals, 1 assist); James Maddison (3 goals, 1 assist); Youri Tielemans (3 goals); James Justin (1 goal, 1 assist).
Manchester United FC
Manchester United (7-2-3, 23 points) only had seven points to show in its first six games. They flipped the switch to become one of the hottest teams in the 2020-21 Premier League. United has registered 13 goals in its last six matches. However, there was a scoreless draw against Manchester City in their widely-anticipated derby. Notably, most of Manchester United’s goals in those victories came from Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, and Marcus Rashford.
The Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-managed side is relying on its vaunted offense to topple its foes. They will try to make amends with their inept defense. The squad might start 23-year-old goalkeeper Dean Henderson again over veteran David de Gea between the pipes. This was after two straight solid performances against West Ham United and Sheffield United where he compiled nine saves. The defensive corps of Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka should also step up. This will disallow any Leicester offensive incursions and make it easy for Henderson to man the goalmouth.
Players to Watch: Bruno Fernandes (7 goals, 4 assists); Marcus Rashford (5 goals, 4 assists); Edinson Cavani (3 goals, 1 assist); Harry Maguire (1 goal); Aaron Wan-Bissaka (1 goal).
Leicester vs Manchester United Betting Numbers
Leicester vs Manchester United 12/26/2020
Summary: Online sportsbooks favor Manchester United to resume its winning run against Leicester City. The Red Devils have been performing brilliantly thanks to their excellent offensive. They will continue that way against the Foxes, who need to fine-tune their defense to stand a chance.
Moneyline: Manchester United will have a +145 moneyline against Leicester City, who is given a +175 moneyline. A draw merits a +240 moneyline for this game.
Prediction: Manchester United will emerge victorious over Leicester City, 3-1.