Leicester City vs. Manchester United 7/26/20 EPL Soccer Prediction and Picks
Manchester United (17-12-6) at Leicester City (18-8-11)
EPL Soccer: Sunday July 26th, 2020 at 11:00 AM (King Power Stadium)
The Line: Leicester City +220 / Draw +245 / MAnchester United +120 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Leicester City and Manchester United square off in EPL soccer action from the King Power Stadium on Sunday morning.
Leicester City come into this match in 5th place on 62 points with a record of 18 wins, 8 draws and 11 losses following a 3-0 loss to Tottenham in their last match. In the loss to Tottenham, Leicester found themselves behind just six minutes into the game when James Justin inadvertently put the ball into his own net. Tottenham would put the Foxes behind 3-0 with a pair of goals three minutes apart in the 37th and 40th minutes, leaving Leicester to chase the entire second half with 73% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 shots on target, but in the end, none of it would matter as Tottenham cruised on the 3-0 lead to the finish line. Jamie Vardy leads Leicester in scoring with 23 goals as well as 5 assists while Ayoze Perez has 8 goals with 4 assists and Harvey Barnes has a team-high 8 assists this season. Kasper Schmeichel leads Leicester in goal, conceding one goal per 90 minutes with 13 clean sheets in 37 league appearances this season.
Manchester United on the other hand, sit in 3rd place on 63 points with a record of 17 wins, 12 draws and 8 losses following a 1-1 draw with West Ham in their last match. In the draw with West Ham, United would take a yellow card in the 44th and West Ham would get on the board first from the penalty spot in the second minute of first-half stoppage time. Mason Greenwood would get United on the board in the 51st minute to tie the game at one, and despite owning 60% possession with 3 shots on goal in the second half, the tie would hold until the final whistle, leaving United disappointed that they didn’t collect all three points. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are tied for the team lead in goals with 17 goals apiece this season, while Mason Greenwood has 10 goals and Bruno Fernandes has 7 this year. Fernandes and Rashford also share the team lead in assists with 7 helpers apiece while Martial has 6 assists as does Daniel James. David de Gea is Manchester United’s top goalkeeper, conceding 0.86 goals per 90 minutes with 12 clean sheets in 37 league appearances this season.
This is winner take all, as Leicester need a win to crack the top four and get Champions League while Manchester United need a win to ensure their spot in the top 4 as well, while a loss would leave them looking for help from other teams. With that said, although Leicester haven’t lost at home since the restart, grabbing two wins and a draw, those games came against Sheffield United, Brighton and Crystal Palace, none of whom have been on the tear that Manchester United are on. United’s also lost to Leicester just once since the mid-90s, not to mention they’ve won their last three away matches by a combined score of 8-0. I’ll side with Manchester United to win on the ML as well as putting a bit on Manchester United to win to nil.