Manchester United takes on Leicester City on 9/14/19 at Old Trafford in English Premier League action.
Manchester United was founded in 1902 and is the winningest football club in English football with a record 20 Premier League titles and a record 21 FA Shields. Nicknamed the Red Devils, they were also the first English team to accomplish the continental European treble.
Manchester United won 14 out of their first 19 games under former United player and Molde boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he took over from Jose Mourinho who was fired in December 2018. However, the success was short-lived and they ended the previous season in disappointment. Manchester United finished way far behind Manchester City and Liverpool. This time around Solskjaer hopes that a fast start to the 2019-20 season is going to push his team to a higher level.
The Red Devils are tied for third place in the league in Goal Difference at +3. They also hold a share of the third spot in Goals Scored with a total of seven in four matches played. Likewise, they are third in Assists with a total of six for the season. On the other side of the field, Manchester United has conceded just a total of four goals this term which is good for 5th in the EPL.
Daniel James leads the scoring with three goals scored while Marcus Rashford continues to improve and has already scored a pair of goals this season with one assist to boot. Also, Anthony Martial has two goals and one assist in just three matches played so far. Goalkeeper David de Gea has 10 saves and has conceded four goals in four matches for the Red Devils.
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Leicester City is one of six clubs to win the Premier League title since its inception in 1992. The Foxes won the Premier League in 2015-16, their first top-flight title. They were dubbed as the “Unbelievables” for that victory because prior to the start of the season, they were the soccer betting favorites to face relegation during that term.
Throughout their history, they have played all but one year in the top two divisions of English football. Brendan Rodgers took over after Claude Puel was sacked last February with Leicester City in 12th place. The team improved to 9th under Rodgers during the final reckoning of the previous term.
Leicester City ranks third in goal difference at +3. They are tied for fifth in the league with 6 goals scored. The Foxes also have six assists which put them in a tie for third place in the EPL. On defense, Leicester City is one of the best so far, ranking second with only three goals surrendered.
Kasper Schmeichel has conceded only three goals in four appearances and has a total of 8 saves this season. On the offensive end, Jamie Vardy has found the back of the net already three times this season. Wilfred Ndidi, Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes each have one goal scored for the Foxes. James Madison has two assists while Tielemans and Vardy each have an assist for Leicester City.
Manchester United opened their season with a 4-0 win over Chelsea. Since then, they have been winless with two draws and a loss to Crystal Palace. On the other hand, Leicester City is still unbeaten this season with two wins and two losses. The Foxes are coming off a 3-1 win over Bournemouth in round four. Head to head though, Manchester City has taken 16 out of their 20 matches against Leicester City. The Foxes have won just once and the teams ended in a draw three times.
The Red Devils suffered a big blow after Paul Pogba suffered an ankle injury during the club’s 1-1 draw against Southampton last week. Manchester United also head to the international break with their worst start since 1993. Some quarters are even calling this the worst Manchester United team in 30 years.
On the other, hand Leicester City has been impressive with the Jamie Vardy finding his goal-scoring form early. Kasper Schmeichel has done well on the other end of the field and Manchester United is without Pogba. Things could get worse before they could get better for the Red Devils with the pressure mounting. I’m going to take the plus money and go with the underdogs here. Prediction: Leicester City