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

Edinson Cavani-Manchester United

Leicester City will host Manchester United on the boxing day Premier League clash as both the sides are looking to close the gap with leaders Liverpool.

Stadium: King Power Stadium

Key statistics

  • Leicester City hold a poor track record against Man Utd, losing in all of their 11 Premier League outings.
  • The Red Devils have lost only one of their last 22 games against Leicester in the Premier League
  • Foxes have conceded more Premier League goals (60) and lost more matches (19) against United.

Leicester City

Leicester City are soaring high in the Premier League this season as they have silently climbed to the second spot in the table.

But their biggest test awaits on Saturday against Manchester United, who had always been their nemesis in the past.

Despite being second in the table, the results have been inconsistent for the Foxes for the past few weeks yet the only positive will be the win against Tottenham in their previous game.

Jamie Vardy is expected to lead the attack despite suffering a groin injury against Spurs. The English striker has continued his good goal scoring form from last season as he is currently the joint-second top scorer in the league with 11 goals.

Leicester City Possible line-ups

Kasper Schmeichel; Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Fuchs; Marc Albrighton, Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans, Justin; Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy, James Maddison.

Manchester United

Manchester United have experienced a late surge like no other as they are currently third in the table, trailing Leicester by a point.

Following their Champions League exit against Leipzig, United haven’t lost a game since and also enjoyed an emphatic win against Leeds United in their last Premier League game.

Furthermore, United are coming off another impressive win against Everton in the Carabao Cup quarter-final where Edinson Cavani found the scoresheet

Solskjaer away records this season will be a key factor despite their dominant track record against Brendan Rodger’s side.

Several players who were rested for the midweek EFL Cup game are expected to return to the playing 11.

Manchester United Possible line-ups

David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof, Aaron Wan-Bisaka, Scott McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood. 


Leicester City : Draw : Manchester United :: 21/10 : 27/10 : 6/5


Leicester City 0 – 2 Manchester United