Manchester United vs Leicester City
English Premier League
Date: 19 February 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Old Trafford (Manchester).
This Sunday, Manchester United will be looking to maintain their place in the Premier League title race when they face off against Leicester City.
Following Manchester City’s win over London rivals, Arsenal, United are now just five points behind the two title-contending teams. With ten Hag set to rest some of his players, the Red Devils will be looking to bounce back from their 2-2 Europa League draw against Barcelona.
After scoring against Barcelona, Marcus Rashford has now found the net in four straight games. On Sunday, the Red Devils will be facing off against Leicester City, who have been on a good run of form. They have beaten Spurs and Aston Villa in the last two games.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Head to head :
- Manchester United is known for its tradition. The Red Devils have won 31 of their last 48 home games against Leicester City.
- Despite the results, Leicester City still has a good record against Manchester United. The club has won three of the five meetings between these two teams.
- Both the Red Devils and the Tigers were able to find the target in five of their last six meetings.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Prediction :
It would be impossible to imagine either team keeping a clean sheet on Sunday. Both of these teams have tremendous firepower in the final third, and the value bet would be on Leicester to win and both teams to score.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Team News :
Casemiro will serve his domestic three-game ban for violent conduct during a match against Derby County on Saturday. He will then be available for the EFL Cup final against Manchester United next weekend.
Antony, Casemiro’s Brazilian teammate, is also set to miss the match due to a minor injury. Scott McTominay is doubtful.
Both Anthony Martial and Christian Eriksen are out for a long time. Also, fellow Dutchman, Donny van de Beek, is not expected to be ready for at least another week.
Youri Tielemans is expected to return to the starting lineup for the Leicester City after missing the match against Spurs due to a calf injury.
Although Boubakary Soumare is expected to return from a two-month injury layoff, former Manchester United player, Jonathan Evans, will not be able to play against his old club.
Ryan Bertrand and James Justin are both out with long-term injuries. However, the latter is starting to make progress.
Manchester United possible starting lineup:
De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Martinez, Shaw; Sabitzer, Fred, Fernandes; Sancho, Weghorst, Rashford
Leicester City possible starting lineup:
Ward; Castagne, Souttar, Faes, Kristiansen; Mendy, Dewsbury-Hall, Maddison; Tete, Iheanacho, Barnes