Leicester take on the visitors Manchester United in the round 5 match of English Premier League. The match will be played on Thursday, September 1st at Kind Power Stadium (Leicester).
Leicester are starting a very difficult season. It seems that the "King Power" are disappointed with the results of the last draw. Then, for the first time in 3 years, they failed to qualify for European competition. Moreover, if earlier the Foxes, both in 2020 and 2021, really claimed to return to the Champions League, this spring they finished in middle of the standings. Only 14 wins, 52 points and 8th place. The main thing is that in the summer they decided not to spend money on strengthening the squad in an attempt to return to lost positions. On the contrary, they also let their legend, Kasper Schmeichel, go to Nice. And there was a question who else would be sold. Most of the leaders, led by Vardy, held on. But for the same Fofana bargained to the last. Not surprisingly, the results on the field were not impressive. Even modest "Stockport" in the League Cup passed only on penalties after 0-0. In the Premier League, Brendan Rodgers' wards first lost a 2-goal lead over Brentford, after which they lost to Arsenal and Southampton. And even the fact that the opponent was in the minority from the 1st half did not help Chelsea - they still scored twice and won.
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Manchester United announced a new era. And this was associated with the arrival of a new mentor, ten Hag. But the Dutchman debuted unsuccessfully. First, his new wards lost to Brighton at Old Trafford. And then there was complete humiliation when, by the 35th minute, Brentford scored four times. But then there were reasons for optimism. First, the Mancunians thundered with the transfer of Casemiro, by far the main midfielder of Real Madrid. And then they managed to beat the principled opponent, Liverpool. True, there the Red Devils played defensively at home, but for Eric and his wards, obviously, the result was a priority. So it was with Southampton - heavy, not bright, but victorious 1-0.
Manchester United have not been able to win a head-to-head for 2 full years since July 2020! Leicester have scored 4 points each in the last two Premier League seasons. And also passed Manchester United in the cup last spring. Bookmakers don't believe in Leicester's chances of clinging to the points. Not everything works out for Manchester United, but the Red Devils should win such an opponent even in an away match.
Prediction for the match: Manchester United to win.