EPL Matchday 5: Manchester United vs Leicester City Game Preview
Leicester City visit Old Trafford during a difficult period for the home team. They haven’t won a game against the Red Devil’s since 2014, but Solskjær’s side have looked shaky so far. In this Manchester vs Leicester preview, Nitrogen Sports Blog will breakdown this EPL matchday 5 2019 meeting.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Week 5 game preview
When: Saturday, September 14, 2019
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
NFL Odds: Leicester City (+0.5) vs. Manchester United (-0.5)
What to know about Leicester City (3rd)
Manchester vs Leicester game preview take on the Foxes for EPL Matchday 5 2019: Leicester City have hit the ground running during the start of the season, currently resting in third. They’re undefeated after two wins and two draws, and their last result was a 3-1 win over Bournemouth.
Harry Maguire wouldn’t have expected to see his former side above Manchester United, but Çağlar Söyüncü and Jonny Evans have already formed a solid partnership in the centre of defence. Also, Youth player Bartosz Kapustka is still out after a cruciate ligament tear in March. The Poland U-21 captain has yet to make an appearance in the league for The Foxes.
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What to know about Manchester United (8th)
Manchester vs Leicester game preview take on the Red Devils for EPL Matchday 5 2019: Manchester United are winless since their opener against Chelsea. They drew with Wolves and Southampton, but lost to Crystal Palace.
Injury plagues the team as well as centre-back Eric Bailly is still out following knee surgery, but key midfielder Paul Pogba should be back in time to feature against Leicester City. He scored a penalty when they met last season.
- Leicester City amassed 20 points from their last 11 games in 2018/19, and they’ve only improved in the interim. Brendan Rodgers has settled in as their new manager, and Jamie Vardy has bagged three goals in four games so far.
- In comparison, Manchester United have earned just 13 points from as many matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. However, their last loss to The Foxes came in a 2014 away league game, so recent history is on their side.
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