Manchester United vs Leicester Betting Tips: Sabitzer to hit the target at Old Trafford
Manchester United host Leicester City at 2pm on Sunday in a game that could very much push the home side into the elusive Premier League title race. We’ll be taking a look at the betting market for the game and providing you with two tips for the action.
It’s fair to say Manchester United are a solid outfit again under Erik Ten Hag and they are just five points off Manchester City at the top of the table at the time of writing this. They’ll have the task of claiming all three points at Old Trafford against Leicester. When it comes to their form at Old Trafford they are currently unbeaten in 16 games at the Theatre of Dreams and they’ll be looking to keep that streak alive.
As far as team news goes Manchester United have a fair few injuries with Van de Beek, Eriksen, Martial, Antony, and McTominay all missing through injury. Casemiro is also out due to suspension and this will be the final game of his ban.
Leicester are missing James Justin and Ryan Bertrand due to injury and Soumare and Evans remain doubts for this game. Other than they have a full-strength side out for their away trip to Manchester.
Sabitzer came to Manchester United as an emergency loan deal due to the injuries of Eriksen and Donny van de Beek and he has slotted right into the starting midfield for them. During his time in Germany, Sabitzer was known as a long-distance shooter and he’s already had a few cracks at goal for his new club.
He has averaged a shot every game for Manchester United so far with one of those being on target. Given his reputation for having a go from range, the price of 59/50 for him to have one or more shots on target with BetUK seems generous.
The bookies fancy Manchester United in this one and they come in as the 8/13 favourites for this game despite Leicester’s decent spell of three consecutive wins in all competitions. Considering how good Man Utd have been at home and the difference in quality of these two teams, you’d be fancying Manchester United to have a fair few shots at goal here, and if they are, Sabitzer will most likely get in on the action.
When it comes to games at home, against Leeds Manchester United had 24 shots, 14 against Crystal Palace, and 13 against Nottingham Forest, so it’s clear to see they are confident of having a few efforts at Old Trafford at the moment.
Manchester United to win and both teams to score
It's no secret that Man Utd are attempting to make Old Trafford a fortress yet again and they're doing a might good job at it at the moment, however, they still seem a bit dodgy at the back and that cost them big time against Leeds. This defensive weakness can be seen in their home form where they have had both teams to score land in four of their last five games at home.
Leicester have also proved they're more than capable of scoring recently as they recently beat Spurs 4-1 in the Premier League so don't expect them to roll over against Manchester United. Historically, this has been a fixture that has had goals with BTTS landing in five of their last six games.
Ultimately I do think Manchester United will take a win here but it won't be as easy as the odds suggest. United have shown they are vulnerable and an attacking outfit such as Leicester can expose that. This bet is currently priced at 21/10 with Boylesports and we're all over that.