Leicester City pulled off a surprise 5-3 defeat of United in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. Don't get any ideas however, things will be very different at Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Red Devils looked to have sealed the points at the King Power Stadium last September, however their 16-minute 2-0 lead was far from a sign of things to come. Ander Herrera scored to maintain a two goal lead following a home goal from Leonardo Ulloa but things went downhill for the visitors at that point onwards, Leicester scoring four times in the closing half-hour to finish the match 5-3 winners.
Revenge will be on the cards for United on Saturday and with Van Gaal’s side improving immeasurably since then with a mere two defeats in their last seventeen outings, it is hardly a shock to see them start this match as firm 4/11 favourites at Old Trafford.
The home side will certainly live up to their favourites tag, however they won’t have things all their own way. The Foxes may be firmly at the bottom of the Premier League table but they have managed seven points in their last four outings and can give Van Gaal’s side a bloody nose, as demonstrated when they knocked Tottenham Hotspur out of the FA Cup last weekend at White Hart Lane.
Indeed, Manchester United have leaked a solitary goal in their last four matches, however the Foxes are becoming less shy in front of goal, failing to score just once in their last seven matches and they will feel that they can penetrate the United defence. So do we.
As a result, we’ll be backing a Manchester United win with both teams on the scoresheet. Van Gaal will steer his side to another routine win at Old Trafford, however Leicester will add to their meagre total of seven away goals with a strike at Old Trafford.
Our betting tips
Manchester United win, both teams scoring – Boylesports 21/10