Leicester City – Manchester United | 01/09/2022

Manchester United square off against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Thursday evening looking to record their third successive win in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the Foxes are still searching for their first victory in the top flight, the club currently sitting bottom of the standings.

In a rather ironic twist, the only Premier League (PL) action on transfer deadline day takes place at Leicester City’s King Power Stadium, the home of the only PL side yet to spend a penny during the window! With Wesley Fofana leaving the club for a reported £70m, Leicester could yet do some late wheeling and dealing, but in any case something has to give for Brendan Rodgers side as they sit bottom of the table with just one point.

A third consecutive league defeat against Chelsea last time out consolidated Brendan Rodgers’ favourite status to be the next PL manager sacked, though he insisted that he won’t “lose sleep over it”. Perhaps that run should be keeping Rodgers awake at night though, as the last time Leicester endured a longer PL losing streak than this was the final five games of Claudio Ranieri’s reign back in 2017.

In stark contrast, Manchester United have been busy in the transfer market with a number of big money signings, which include spending approximately £150m on three players from Erik ten Hag’s native Dutch league. The new boss had a rocky start but victory against Liverpool won the fans over, before the Red Devils hellish seven-game losing run of away PL games ended last time with a 1-0 win at Southampton.

United now have the chance to register three consecutive league wins for the first time this calendar year, which is something United fans will be expectant of, having seen their side do so in every year since 1987! However, with just two wins across the last six away H2Hs, securing that feat here is certainly not a given (W2, D2, L2).


Date: 01/09/2022
Time: 22:00
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester)
Pick for this match:
“2” -@ 2.11 ( BETWINNER )

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