Manchester United v Leicester City Premier League Betting Tips 02/04/2022

Manchester United v Leicester City

Man United have slipped out of the top four in recent weeks and they need to pick up points to keep chase with their rivals. Leicester’s form has generally picked up in recent weeks, although, the Foxes have been fairly unpredictable this season. Fresh from the international break, both sides will want to take maximum points in the hope of a strong finish to the season. This match kicks off at 5:30 on Saturday at Old Trafford and it will be shown live on Sky Sports. 

Team News/Form

Man United were in patchy form before the international break. They made a statement for a top-four finish with a 3-2 home win over Spurs in the Premier League. However, they lost their next match 1-0 against Atletico Madrid to exit the Champions League. Leicester has also been inconsistent recently. The Foxes lost two matches against Arsenal (2-0) and Rennes (2-1) before hitting back with a 2-1 home win against Brentford before the break. 

In terms of team news, United’s only player out is striker Edison Cavani, who has a calf injury. Leicester could be boosted by the returning trio, Wesley Fofana, Jamie Vardy and Marc Albrighton. But, Danny Ward, Ryan Bertrand and Wilfred Ndidi are ruled out. 

Matchwinner Betting Odds

With Man United and Leicester in fairly unpredictable form, picking a matchwinner could be tricky this weekend. United are the clear favourites to take all three points and they are in strong form at home in the Premier League. In their last nine home league games, United have won six and they have also defeated Leicester in four of their last five meetings at Old Trafford. Due to this, our pick is a home win, with SpreadEx offering the best odds at 6/11. Alternatively, a Leicester win seems very unlikely as the Foxes have lost nine of their last 11 on the road. Coral has the most value for an away win at 11/2. There is also some value on a draw, with SpreadEx offering 15/4 odds. However, as Leicester have not drawn in their last nine and United have had just one tie in five, a stalemate at Old Trafford seems unlikely.


Additional value can be found in the both teams to score market in the Man United vs Leicester fixture on Saturday. There have been plenty of goals at both ends in recent meetings between these sides as the last four meetings have seen BTTS scorelines. Also, Leicester can pack a punch away, scoring at least one goal in 14 of their last 16 away matches. As a result, picking SBK’s offer of 14/19 for BTTS could be a solid option in this fixture. 

Anytime Goalscorer Betting Tips

For the anytime goalscorer market, there are a couple of standout players, considering there could be plenty of goals at Old Trafford. Firstly, Cristiano Ronaldo always has some value for a goal at any time. In his last Premier League match, the Portuguese netted a hat-trick in the 3-2 win against Spurs to take his tally to 18 goals in all competitions. Another Ronaldo goal this weekend comes with odds of 11/13, provided by VBet. However, with Leicester also expected to score, our anytime goalscorer pick this week is James Maddison. The English midfielder scored and put in a man of the match performance in the win over Brentford last time out. Also, Maddison has scored three goals in his last four away matches in all competitions. At 24/5 odds, Sporting Index will return the best odds for another Maddison goal at any time. 

It is hard to tell which Man United will show up each week. Ultimately, the Red Devils need points quickly to avoid a completely disastrous season. They will have to be wary against a fairly unpredictable Leicester side this weekend. Please remember that our tips are not always guaranteed to win. All of our betting tips are determined by checking the latest team news, odds and player form. Furthermore, when placing any bet with a bookmaker, it is important to be aware of responsible gambling procedures before placing any bet. Always take time to read any bookies’ terms and conditions before signing up and placing any bets. For the latest free bets and offers from bookies, be sure to check out our home page.