After impressing for Portugal yet again, Cristiano Ronaldo reports back to Manchester United hoping to bang in more goals in a must-win match against Leicester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United visit Leicester City on Saturday in desperate need of a return to winning ways.
Unlike previous seasons, Leicester have begun the current campaign on a slow note. The Foxes are down in 13th-place in the Premier League table, with only eight points from seven games. Their home form isn’t anything to brag about. In fact, they’ve lost three of their last five league games at the King Power Stadium (W1 D1).
Things on the other end of the pitch aren’t exactly smooth sailing either. Despite sitting only two points adrift of Premier League leaders Chelsea in fourth, Manchester United have struggled of late. The Red Devils have lost points in games you normally wouldn’t expect them to. And with Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester City up next, they really can’t afford to slip up at Leicester.
Stats and facts for Leicester and Manchester United.
- Leicester did not win the last 4 matches in a row;
- Leicester scored in the last 20 of 22 matches;
- Leicester conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Leicester’s last 9 of 11 matches.
- Manchester United unbeaten the last 29 matches in a row when playing away;
- Manchester United has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Manchester United scored in the last 16 of 18 matches;
- Manchester United conceded in the last 14 of 16 matches.
Current form — Leicester v.Manchester United
The Foxes are struggling for results
While tough to break down Leicester will be eager to turn one of their many draws into a win. Brendan Rodgers’ side have been a tad mediocre in their last 3 matches, where a win has failed to come their way. Against Burnley, they gained a point in a 2-2 draw, before coming up short in the Europa League against Legia Warszawa who ran out 1-0 winners. Lately, they managed to steal a point in a 2-2 with Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils continue to look blunt
Manchester United will enter the match hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results in recent matches. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have seen it all in their last 3 matches. Against Aston Villa, they came out empty-handed in a 0-1 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 2-1 win against Villarreal in the Champions League. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Everton.
According to the bookmakers, Manchester United are favourites to win. Betting on the away win will get you odds of 2.15 meaning, the bookies predict they are in with a 47% chance of beating Leicester. Placing your bet on Leicester the best price at the time of writing is 3.50.
Leicester v. Manchester United — fixture history
The last time the two teams faced off against each other Leicester came away as 1-2 winners on the road at Old Trafford back in May 2021 in the Premier League.
Leicester head into their upcoming match against Manchester United with a 10% winning record in recent Premier League meetings. In 10 encounters that amounts to a 1-2-7 record for the home side, as they amassed a win rate of 70%. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet 6 times in the last 10 matches between Leicester and Manchester United. Both teams to score paid out 5 times in those 10 matches.
Current table in the Premier League
Looking at the goalscorer market, it would seem a good idea to side with Jamie Vardy. He is the top-scoring player for Leicester in their last 6 matches. He managed to find the back of the net 6 times, and will surely want to add some more goals against Manchester United.
The visitors will be looking to in-form Cristiano Ronaldo to find the net once again, as he has been their main man recently. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has netted 5 goals in the last 6 matches for Manchester United.