Manchester United v Leicester City EPL Odds and Picks

by Matt Porter
September 13th 2019, 7:45am

The latter of our two matches from the Premier League kicks off at 10am Eastern Time and we have a very interesting clash between two teams many think are going in different directions.

We go to Old Trafford to see Manchester United face off against Leicester City.

It’s been another poor start to the season for Manchester United and any early optimism they might have had about a title challenge has already long gone.


One bright spot though has been the performances of Dan James and he was again the best player on show in the 1-1 draw at Southampton in the most recent outing.

He scored his third Premier League goal in four appearances with a superb strike before poor defending saw Jeppe Vestergaard equalize after a spell of pressure in the second half.

United should have gone onto win the match after Kevin Danso was dismissed for a late lunge at Scott McTominay when he was already on a yellow card but they couldn’t break down the Saints defense.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer isn’t quite under pressure yet as he will be given time to rebuild but the expectation was still a top-four finish and Manchester United are now winless in eight away matches in all competitions and already struggling.

Scoring goals are looking like a problem and after the departure of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez means they are clearly at least a striker short.

Fans again showed anger towards Paul Pogba, who produced the sort of display that annoys so many given his talent, conceding possession countless times and creating barely anything going forward.

Leicester City has had a terrific start and comes into this match having won two and drawn two of their opening four games, showcasing their early ambitions of breaking into the top six.

It was another excellent showing last week as Jamie Vardy scored twice and made the other as they maintained their unbeaten Premier League start by easing past Bournemouth at the King Power Stadium.

Youri Tielemens scored the other goal in that match and he was lucky to escape a red card after an ankle-high tackle that should have seen him banned for this match.

Brendan Rodgers is very popular with the fans and a win here really would signal their intentions to try and break the top six, one downside has been the signing of Ayoze Perez who has really struggled in his first few matches, expect Harvey Barnes to play instead of him.

Manchester United won this match by a 2-1 scoreline on the first day of last season, it was comfortable for the home team and the goal for the visitors was a last-minute consolation effort. 

Our Pick

Tied match pays out at +245 with DraftKings

This should be a fantastic match and we’ll see exactly where the two teams are in terms of ability and we’ll get a good look at whether Leicester are genuine challengers to the top six.

You don’t know what you are going to get from Manchester United these days and with that in mind the best shout here looks to be the tie.