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Manchester United vs Leicester Match Preview, Free Bets & Betting Tips

Manchester United will look to further strengthen their grip on a top-four spot when they entertain Leicester on Sunday afternoon.

Erik ten Hag’s charges — who sealed a 2-2 draw in the first leg of their Europa League knockout playoff round away to Barcelona on Thursday — have been in formidable form.

This is a defining week in their campaign, and they have an EFL Cup Final against Newcastle to look forward to.

However, they won’t want to underestimate the Foxes, who have enjoyed a mini resurgence, winning back-to-back matches, and scoring four times in those victories against Aston Villa and Tottenham respectively.

This clash has the potential to be a classic. To whet your appetite, we have provided a full lowdown and handpicked a couple of betting tips for you to savour ahead of kick-off.

Man Utd to edge it in thriller

Under Ten Hag, United have gone up a few levels, and that was perfectly illustrated in the Nou Camp.

Marcus Rashford has been spearheading the charge with 22 goals in all competitions this term, and he has been ably helped out by a brilliant support cast.

Things are looking rather rosy, especially as they are in touching distance of domestic silverware in the form of the EFL Cup, and they are looking rather comfortable.

Since a 3-2 defeat away to Arsenal last month, the Red Devils are unbeaten in the league, and there have been plenty of positives to take.

They will have to be up to the task to shackle a formidable front that Leicester possesses, and Brendan Rodgers will be delighted that James Maddison has returned from injury.

Indeed, Maddison has weighed in with two goals in his past two outings, supplying one assist, and making four key passes, while Kelechi Iheanacho is always a threat.

This could be one of those helter skelter types of matches where there is a bucketload of goals, and lots of chances created. I have been bold with my first pick, but I have gone with United to claim a 3-2 win, a price that is available at 22/1 with bet365.

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Man Utd vs Leicester

Man Utd vs Leicester Tips

We are expecting goals at Old Trafford

Alejandro Garnacho to make a timely intervention

He may only be 18 years old, but he has already enjoyed some fine moments in his breakout season.

Naturally, Rashford has been taking most of the plaudits, but whenever he has come off the bench, Garnacho has made an impression.

Against Leeds last weekend, Garnacho sealed the win with a strike in the 85th minute, and he’s one of those players that will get bums off seats.

For my second pick, I have gone with the goalscorer markets, and Garnacho to net the last goal of the game which is valued at 11/2 with Paddy Power.

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Man Utd vs Leicester Tips

Good value in backing the Argentine rising star

Charles Perrin

Charles Perrin

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