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Leicester City vs Manchester United betting tips, odds and predictions for the Boxing Day clash in the Premier League. Leicester and Man Utd both sit in the top three heading into this weekend's match and we will be expecting a close and competitive 90-minutes between the pair. United have had the edge over the Foxes in recent seasons and will be hoping that run continues on Saturday.
Best Free Predictions for Leicester vs Man Utd
We have selected our top three predictions for Saturday's Premier League head-to-head between Leicester and Man Utd. We've backed a low-scoring affair with United to edge out their hosts 1-0 in the end. All of our tips are accompanied by the very latest odds available and there is no bias in any of our selections.
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United to Leapfrog the Foxes with a Win
Leicester claimed a crucial win, in regards to the title race, last time out. The Foxes won 2-0 away at Tottenham, taking the lead deep into first-half stoppage time through a Jamie Vardy penalty. The visitors always looked like they needed a second goal to make sure of the points and they got one just before the hour mark thanks to Toby Alderweireld putting the ball into the back of his own net.
Man Utd vs Leeds always looked likely to be an open, end to end, attacking match and that is just what it turned out to be. Two goals from the unlikely source of McTominay in the opening 3-minutes thrust the home side in front. The Portuguese midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, added a third for Man Utd in the 20th-minute and centre-back Lindelof made it 4-0 8-minute before the break. Cooper pulled a goal back for Leeds shortly before the interval, but United restored their four-goal advantage in the second half through James. Fernandes netted his second from the penalty spot in the 70th-minute to make it 6-1 and the last goal of the game went the way of the visitors who made the final scoreline 6-2 through Dallas.
Leicester City have picked up four wins and two defeats from their last six outings in all competitions. The hosts have beaten the likes of Tottenham, Brighton, Athens and Sheff Utd in recent weeks, but suffered defats to Zorya and Everton. Man Utd secured three wins, one draw and two defeats from their last six matches, meaning the Foxes head into Saturday's game as the form favourites. United beat Leeds, Sheff Utd and West Ham during that period, but lost to PSG and RB Leipzig whilst drawing with local rivals Man City.
Head to Head Record
Man Utd have an excellent record against Leicester City, winning 48, drawing 23 and losing 22 of their last 93 games against Saturday's hosts. In recent seasons, United have loved playing against the Foxes and remain unbeaten in the pair's last 12 encounters. Man Utd have won each of their last four league games against Leicester City.
The hosts will be without Ricardo Pereira until the new year and there are concerns over Jamie Vardy and Caglar Soyuncu, both of whom will face late fitness tests.
Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are both sidelined for the trip to Leicester, while 2-goal hero Scott McTiminay is being assessed after picking up a knock in the 6-2 win over Leeds Utd.
Leicester vs Man Utd Top Three Tips
Here are our picks for the best bets to place on the Boxing Day Premier League game between Leicester City and Manchester United. All of the tips have been thoroughly researched by our tipster who has plenty of knowledge and experience in football betting. There is no bias in any of our selections and no outrageous odds as we have picked bets that we believe stand a decent chance of paying out.
- Total Goals Under/Over: Under 2.5 Goals @ 5/4 with Betfred
- Correct score: 1-0 Man Utd @ 11/1 with bet365
- Full-Time Result: Man Utd to Win @ 13/10 with bet365
Total Goals Under/Over: Under 2.5 Goals
Four of the last six meetings between Leicester City and Manchester United have produced under 2.5 goals. Man Utd have kept clean sheets in each of their last three clashes with the Foxes, winning 2-0, 1-0 and 1-0. Under 2.5 goals have also been produced in four of Leicester City's last six matches in all competitions, including their 2-0 defeat to Everton in their last home game.
Correct Score: 1-0 Man Utd
Man Utd have won and kept a clean sheet in four of their last six matches against Leicester City. Two of their last three league wins against the Foxes have ended 1-0 and United are looking to claim their fourth straight clean sheet against Leicester on Saturday. Each of the last three meetings between these two clubs have been low-scoring affairs which United have edged.
Full-Time Result: Man Utd to Win
Manchester United haven't lost to Leicester City since back in 2014. During that period Saturday's guests have claimed nine wins from their twelve matches against the Foxes. Man Utd have won each of their last four league meetings with Leicester, conceding just one goal in the process. Of their last 93 encounters in all competitions, Man Utd have claimed 48 wins, 23 draws and have only lost 22 times against the Foxes.