Leicester – Manchester United – Review for 16.10.2021
Leicester City hosts Manchester United at the King Power Stadium in a game from the 8th
round of the Premier League. Stay with us and our football prediction betting tips today.
We expect a great match here!
Leicester City didn’t start the new season in the best way possible and that’s pretty
obvious. Brendan Rodgers’ team won just two of its seven games since the beginning of
the campaign. That’s the main reason why Leicester are currently 13th in the standings
with 8 points won – 8 points behind the current leader Chelsea.
At this moment the Foxes are in a run of four consecutive matches without a win. Before
the international break Leicester faced Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park and the game
ended 2-2. Brendan Rodgers was really disappointed with his players because at halftime
Leicester had two goals advantage, but they were unable to keep it. Iheanacho and Vardy
scored in the first half, but after the break Palace scored twice and fought well for a point.
We expect some changes in Leicester’s line-up for the derby against Man City. James
Maddison started from the bench against Palace, but most likely he will return in the
starting eleven. Marc Albrighton also came from the bench in London, so he’s an option for
the line-up against the champions.
What’s positive for Leicester since the beginning of the season is the way Jamie Vardy
performs. The veteran striker scored six goals in seven matches played so far. Even at 34
years of age, Vardy remains deadly in the penalty area. This is going to be very important
for Leicester because he remains an influential player in the dressing room. At the same
time against Crystal Palace Kelechi Iheanacho scored his first Premier League goal for the
season. Let’s see if he can keep it up.
Manchester United are doing okay so far as they are 4th in the standings. The distance
between them and the current leader Chelsea is just two points, so we can say United are
going according to the plan. The only problem is their current shape – the Red Devils won
just one point in the last two matches against Aston Villa and Everton – both of them at the
The manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was criticized for starting Cristiano Ronaldo from the
bench during the 1-1 draw with Everton. The Norwegian manager decided to make some
rotations in the line-up as he gave a starting place to Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani
in attack while Ronaldo, Sancho and Pogba sat on the bench. Martial scored United’s only
goal in the game, but this risky move didn’t work as the hosts won just a point from the
match. Cristiano, Sancho and Pogba entered the pitch in the second half, but instead of
doubling their lead, Manchester United conceded an equalising goal in the middle of the
We believe Solskjaer won’t be doing any experiments against Leicester, too. Playing at the
King Power is very hard, so United will need their best line-up on the pitch. This means
that players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba should be on the pitch. The
captain Harry Maguire missed the last game, but he should be ready to lead the defense
again after the international break.
That’s the football prediction betting tips today for the Premier League clash between
Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium. The Foxes need to raise
the tempo after the slow start, but they have a fearsome opponent ahead. Let’s see what
these two teams can offer us.