The Premier League 2018/19 campaign gets underway on Friday evening as last season’s runners-up Manchester United take on Leicester City at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho’s side are favourites to pick up three points but the Foxes could cause an upset.
Where and when: Old Trafford, Manchester – 10 August, kick-off 20:00
Where you can see Manchester United vs. Leicester: William Hill, Sky Sports
Last time: A last minute header from Harry Maguire earned 10-men Leicester a 2-2 draw back in December last season, while United triumphed 2-0 at Old Trafford in the previous clash at Old Trafford.
|Manchester United win||4/9||Offer|
|Half time/full time Man United/Man United||5/4||Offer|
|Under 2.5 goals||13/5||Offer|
Manchester United vs. Leicester Predictions and Preview
Manchester United will hope to get their Premier League campaign off to a winning start in the season’s curtain-raiser against 2016 champions Leicester on Friday night.
United finished second last season with 81 points from their 38 games while Claude Puel’s Leicester finished seven places and 34 points further back in the standings.
The Red Devils are favourites to win this game at odds of 4/9 with a surprise away victory available at 13/2 and the draw priced at 16/5.
This could be a cagey affair with the Foxes defending deep and United may need patience. Under 2.5 goals is available at 13/5 while fewer than 1.5 goals is at 27/10.
However, Leicester’s opening day clash at Arsenal last season was a seven-goal thriller so if you fancy a similar repeat in this one, over 2.5 goals is priced at 19/20.
A ‘double chance’ on Leicester to battle their way to either a draw or a win is available at 17/10 while a United win/draw outcome is at 1/10.
If you fancy Mourinho’s men to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 5/4.
One to watch for Manchester United: 25-year-old Romelu Lukaku bagged 27 goals in all competitions for United last season, including one against the Foxed at Old Trafford, and looks set to be their main threat again this campaign.
One to watch for Leicester City: Jamie Vardy netted 20 Premier League goals last season and has netted in two of the past three seasons against United – with 57 league goals across those seasons.
Long shot: The visitors would love to earn a goalless draw in this fixture while United’s lack of invention in attack has been a concern in recent times. A scoreless draw in this game is available at odds of 9/1.