Manchester United v Leicester predictions: Failing favorites can be matched | Sports News
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Free soccer tips, best bets and analysis for Manchester United v Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday.
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Edinson Cavani picked up the injury while playing for Uruguay, but Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane recovered from knocks. Fred and Alex Telles will be assessed after their World Cup qualifying efforts in South America.
Wilfred Ndidi, Ryan Bertrand and Danny Ward are ruled out. Defenders Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana are expected to return but Jamie Vardy is unlikely to be put at risk as he recovers from injury.
There are plenty of short-term favorites on this weekend’s Premier League coupon, but one of them, Manchester United, is worth deviating from when they host Leicester.
Unconvincing United needed a brilliant hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo to beat Tottenham 3-2 in their last league game at Old Trafford and they were quickly brought down to earth by the last 16 Champions League opponents. ‘Atletico Madrid, who eliminated Ralf Rangnick. with a 1-0 victory in the second leg in Manchester.
Rangnick, like his predecessor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has struggled to get a consistent tune from his side and United have dropped points in seven of their 13 league games since Christmas.
The 4-1 thrashing by champions Manchester City that preceded Tottenham’s victory was no surprise given the chasm of class between the derby rivals.
However, United’s post-Christmas results also include draws with Newcastle, Aston Villa, Burnley, Southampton and relegation-threatened Watford, as well as a 1-0 home loss to Wolves on January 3.
Cup competitions have brought little joy to the Old Trafford faithful, who have seen their side knocked out of three home competitions this season.
Ahead of their tame Champions League defeat to Atletico, United were beaten on penalties by Championship side Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and earlier in the season West Ham won 1-0 at Old Trafford in EFL Cup.
Several of their players have had grueling international commitments over the past week. Ronaldo played the full 90 minutes of Portugal’s World Cup playoff wins over Turkey and North Macedonia, while teammate Bruno Fernandes played for 80 and 88 minutes.
Harry Maguire, out of form, received a hostile reception from some England fans at Wembley, Edinson Cavani was injured while playing for Uruguay against Chile, and Brazilian pair Fred and Alex Telles also made the long journey back to South America.
The international break is unlikely to improve the performance of a side that lacked fluidity under Rangnick and Leicester are an attractive bet to avoid defeat at Old Trafford.
The Foxes have had a tough season, not helped by lingering injury issues, and star forward Jamie Vardy is unlikely to be fired for this game.
However, there have been signs of a resurgence as their last four league results include wins over Burnley, Leeds and Brentford and Brendan Rodgers’ men also beat in-form Rennes, the most successful side in Ligue 1 this season. , to reach the Europa Conference. Championship quarter-finals.
Defensive vulnerability plagued Leicester for much of the campaign, but Rodgers are expected to bring in centre-backs Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana to bolster the backline.
The Foxes have a fine recent record against the Red Devils, winning 4-2 in fierce competition at the King Power Stadium in October, and claiming two wins and one draw in three league and cup encounters during the season 2020-21, so bettors should be cool on the United hotpots odds.
Leicester have won their last three league and cup games against Manchester United, scoring nine goals.
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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 12:30 PM, APRIL 1, 2022