It has been a tough opening to the season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United. They will look to get back to winning ways when they welcome top-six hopefuls Leicester City to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
Kenyan sports betting site 22Bet offers their preview for the game.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Preview
When United won their opening game of the season 4-0 against Chelsea, there was a sense that the team was going in the right direction.
However, fast forward three more games and the club looks to be stagnating and short of ideas in the final third.
The defensive mistakes that plagued their campaign last season are also reappearing with Victor Lindelof not covering himself in glory in their recent games.
The game on Saturday will be the first time that Harry Maguire comes up against the Foxes, and the defender has undoubtedly settled quickly at Old Trafford.
Another player that has hit the ground running is Daniel James. The winger has scored twice in two games for the Red Devils and scored three in four for club and country.
James looks the best chance of United creating a chance in the final third, while Marcus Rashford’s ability to play through the middle has already been questioned.
Rashford’s inability to be in the box when the crosses come in ensures that United are missing Anthony Martial, but due to the Frenchman’s injury, the pressure will once again be on Rashford.
There could be first Premier League starts of the season for Mason Greenwood, Axel Tuanzebe and Fred for United as the injuries begin to mount up.
Brendan Rodgers couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season. The Foxes are unbeaten at this early stage and have won their last two.
Jamie Vardy is in inspired form having scored three goals in his previous two outings.
The relationship between himself, Youri Tielemans and James Madison is near-telepathic, and it isn’t hard to see why Foxes fans are getting excited.
The big question mark hanging over the side following the departure of Maguire was how the club would deal without their best defender.
That question has been answered efficiently with the club only conceding three goals so far this season. That is the second-lowest tally.
Caglar Soyuncu has been imperative in that, and the 23-year-old Turk looks the ideal replacement for the now-United defender.
Head to Head: Manchester United and Leicester City
The Red Devils are the dominant side in this fixture having won 66 of the previous meetings. Leicester have recorded 33 wins, and there have been 29 draws.
United have won five of the last six Premier League meetings, and the Foxes last win over the Red Devils came in 2014.
This is a huge game for Solskjaer. A defeat in this fixture and the pressure on him will begin the mount immeasurably.
Leicester will go to Old Trafford with nothing to lose and their players in the attacking third will ensure they have a chance.
It is difficult to predict a winner in this game, and the spoils will likely be shared.
Tip: Manchester United and Leicester to draw at 3.55 with 22Bet. Make sure to use the 15000 KES first deposit bonus before betting.
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