Manchester United vs. Leicester City EPL Betting Guide

Posted by Joe Solari on Thursday,April 28, 2016 1:21, EST in

What started as mere dream to prove that they belonged in the English Premier League has now turned to a surreal reality that, with just one more win (3 points) from their remaining three games, the prestigious EPL title will be hoisted by the Leicester City. And the best part about it all is that the Foxes could lift the EPL trophy as soon as this weekend, when they will be visiting Old Trafford to play Manchester United.

For the Leicester City team that entered the season with soccer odds of 5000/1 to win the English Premier League title after miraculously escaping from relegation last season; this is an absolutely auspicious opportunity that warrants all the praises that are being showered to the Foxes for incredible fairytale title run amidst competition from football powerhouses like Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal. Here is an online soccer odds preview of this much-awaited EPL clash at Old Trafford

How To Bet The Manchester United vs. Leicester City EPL Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Sunday, May 1st, 9:05 AM ET
Where: Old Trafford, Manchester
TV: Sky Sports
Soccer Lines: TBA

Why Bet on Manchester United

Even with all the criticisms against Coach Louis Van Gaal and the calls for him to be sacked, Manchester United have been very solid at home this season, losing just twice in their 17 EPL matches at Old Trafford this year. Even more importantly, United come into this game on the back of a fine run, winning the last four straight games and five of the last six, including the recent 2-1 win at Everton that sent them to the 2016 FA Cup Final.

Added to the fact that the Red Devils have one game in hand and are just five points adrift of the nose-diving Arsenal, getting a Champions League spot is still a possibility; something that should motivate Rooney and Rashford to continue playing well offensively while De Gea and company take care of things at the back in the quest for the three crucial points in this game.

Why Bet on Leicester City

With no one but their supporters believing in them, the Foxes have outsmarted all kinds of opponents and are now three points away from lifting the EPL trophy for the first time ever in the club’s history. Claudio Ranieri’s side have been very disciplined and focused all season, winning five of their last six games (with exception being a come-from-behind 2-2 draw with 10 men against West Ham), so playing against Manchester United shouldn’t be a big deal for them. This is a team that played without 22-goal top-scorer Jamie Vardy last week after he was suspended due to a red card he received against West Ham two weeks ago, but they still had a complete game, beating Swansea 4-0 in an emphatic showing at home.

And even if Leicester City doesn’t win at Old Trafford, they could still be confirmed as league champions if Spurs don’t win at Chelsea on Monday. Alternatively, Leicester City could win the title at home to Everton on Saturday May 7 if they don’t win at United and Tottenham gets against Chelsea. From the look of things, though, Ranieri’s boys want to get the job done at Old Trafford, with newly crowned PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez saying that his teammates are hell-bent on defying the odds once again, as they’ve done all season. For a team that has lost just three games all season in the league, there is little doubt that the Foxes will be up to the task against the equally on-form Red Devils.

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Expert Soccer Predictions and Picks

Both Man United and Leicester City are enjoying good runs ahead of this game and with both teams having something to prove, a very fierce can be expected at the Theater of Dreams. On any other day this season, I’d go with the Foxes to somehow claim the win here, but with most Leicester fans preferring the title to be won at home against Everton and United with the pride of not wanting to be the team that gave up the three points for a Leicester City title; I will go with a Man United win or a draw, at the very worst.

Final Score Prediction: Man United 2, Leicester City 1.