EPL preview: Leicester City vs Manchester United – key stats, H2H, line-ups, prediction

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Leicester City will host the Red Devils in the weekend Premier League game after the international break.

Venue: King Power stadium

Key Statistics

  • Leicester City beat Manchester United in their previous encounter and they haven’t managed two wins on the trot against the Red Devils in the last 48 years.
  • United have a good record against the Foxes, beating them on 68 occasions out of 133.
  • The Red Devils currently sit fourth in the Premier League table while Leicester are 13th.

Head to Head record

United hold an impressive record against the Foxes, winning 68 of the 133 encounters played while the latter have managed only 35 victories.

Recent form

Leicester City: D L W D L D

Man Utd: L W L L W D

Leicester City

Despite finishing close to the top-four in the Premier League over the last two seasons, Leicester’s start to this season hasn’t gone as planned.

The Foxes have managed 2 wins and draws apiece while losing three times in the seven matches they have played in the league.

Foxes’ last victory came against Brighton in the EFL third round weeks ago while they have also endured a rocky start to the Europa League campaign.

Jamie Vardy’s incredible form this season is something Foxes can cheer about, as the veteran English striker is currently leading the Premier League scoring charts with 6 goals.

Possible line-up

Kasper Schmeichel; Ricardo Pereira, Evans, Carlos Soyuncu, Bertrand; Lookman, Soumare, Youri Tielemans, Harvey Barnes; Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho

Manchester United

Man Utd’s form has been fluctuating this season, and they have recorded only one win – against Villarreal in the Champions League – in the last four games across all competitions.

However, United could benefit from the players like Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane, Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes, who are all coming off an impressive international break.

Furthermore against a struggling Brendan Rodgers’ side, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men have the big chance to rack up three points.

With Varane and Harry Maguire likely to miss due to the injuries, Eric Bailey and Victor Lindelof could start against Leicester.

Possible line-up: David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba; Mason Greenwood, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho; Cristiano Ronaldo

Prediction: Leicester 0 – 2 Man Utd