Leicester vs Manchester United is a top-four Premier League fixture that might cause a little shakeup in the current league table standings. The match is scheduled to hold at King Power Stadium today, December 26, at 13:30.
Leicester City are going into the boxing day fixture sitting on the second spot on the league table with 27 points in 14 league games. The former Premier League champions have recorded 9 wins and suffered 5 defeats so far this season.
In the last 14 games, coach Brendan Rodgers and his boys are yet to record a draw which means that the pattern the club has been following is either they lose or win a game. They are however a high scoring side as they have recorded 26 goals and conceded 17 in 14 games.
Among the clubs from the 9th spot to the first spot, Leicester City are the only side that have recorded 5 defeats, which means that the probability of losing to Manchester United is very high.
However, Leicester City have been enjoying a fine form in the last five games in all competitions in which they recorded 4 victories and one defeat. If this fine form continues into today’s league game, Manchester United might find it difficult to defeat their host.
On the other hand, Manchester United have not been doing too badly. They are currently sitting on the 3rd spot with 26 points in 13 league games, a point below their today’s opponents, and a game less.
So far this season, coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his boys have recorded 8 wins, two draws, and three defeats. They have scored almost as many goals (28) as they have conceded (21).
But Manchester United are going into the boxing day Premier League fixture with the confidence that they have not been defeated in their last 6 Premier League games. They are also going into the game with the confidence that the last time Leicester City defeated them was in September 2014. The match ended 5-3 in favor of Leicester.
Since then, Manchester United have always gotten the better side of Leicester City and that might continue today or they may settle for a draw.
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Coach Brendan Rodgers will not be able to enjoy the services of Ricardo Pereira who is still battling to recover from his prolonged injury. His defense will likely be without Caglar Soyuncu who is also battling to be fit.
The possibility of the club’s talisman, Jamie Vardy, to play in the Leicester vs Manchester United fixture is very high. Recall that the striker developed a groin problem in Leicester’s league game against Tottenham. But that might not be enough to stop him from playing today.
On the other hand, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might have the availability of Scott McTominay and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in today’s game. The duo didn’t play the club’s Carabao Cup game in mid-week due to a minor injury and the players might likely be fully fit to start in the Leicester City vs Manchester United game tonight.
Leicester City probable starting lineup:
Schmeichel; Fofana, Evans, Fuchs; Albrighton, Ndidi, Tielemans, Justin; Barnes, Vardy, Maddison
Manchester United probable starting lineup:
De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Martial
Prediction: Leicester City 1 – Manchester United 2