Premier League Preview: Manchester United v Leicester City

Manchester United are still in the mix for the top four, however, they have dropped to sixth in the table, and they trail fourth-placed Arsenal by four points, albeit the Gunners have a game in hand.

Leicester will be the visitors to Old Trafford on Saturday evening, and it’s fair to say that Brendan Rodgers’ charges have seen their standards drop this term, and the best they can hope for is a top-half finish.

The Foxes may have little to play for, but former Liverpool boss Rodgers would love to get one over United.

Anyway, Freebets have picked out three juicy tips for you to explore in more depth.

Cristiano Ronaldo to find the target

In Manchester United’s last Premier League outing before the international break, Cristiano Ronaldo took the game by the scruff of the neck, as he scored a hat-trick in a 3-2 win over Tottenham. His opener was a stunning long-range effort, and the Portuguese superstar will need to be on fine form if United are going to claim a Champions League berth come May.

23 goals for club and country is hardly a bad return, but for a player of Ronaldo’s calibre, he may think he has underperformed. He may have silenced some of his critics against Spurs, but he will certainly want to make a statement against Leicester.

If you like to delve into the goalscorer markets, then Paddy Power are offering a decent price of 13/5 for Ronaldo to score United’s opener.

Expect a goal-fest

If the corresponding fixture at the King Power Stadium was anything to go by earlier in the season, then we could be in for a real humdinger. Ralf Rangnick has come under fire over his side’s style of play, but when Leicester are at the races, they are very menacing.

At the King Power back in October, Leicester ran out 4-2 winners and it was another one of those torturous days at the back for Harry Maguire, as he returned to face his former employers.

This clash always makes for compelling viewing, and if you are hoping for goals, well Manchester United v Leicester could well sate your demand. Unibet are offering a rather short price of 11/8 for over 3.5 goals to be scored in 90 minutes, and this could be worth tucking into.

Leicester to come out on top

Sometimes, you never quite know what you are going to get from United. For them, there is so much riding on this, and you imagine defeat will be the death knell for their top-four chances.

As far as Leicester are concerned, while things haven’t gone according to plan this term, they have nothing to play for and that makes them a dangerous prospect. Leicester are unbeaten in their past three meetings with United, and they are aiming to do a league double over them this season. The Midlands outfit is 9/2 with Paddy Power to win, which seems a little unfair, but it is a decent price nonetheless if you wish to follow up on it.