There is no more exciting date on the English Premier League calendar than the final day of the season. Yes, it’s disappointing to see the season come to an end, although the break between that and the start of the new season will be short this time around, but we have seen some fabulous drama on those final weekends. Every team plays at the same time, so we very often see fortunes change routinely throughout the course of a couple of hours. Let’s take a closer look at one of the upcoming matches for Sunday, so you can place your bets against their Premier League odds.
Manchester United Vs Leicester Game Preview
Teams win and lose championships or avoid relegation sometimes based on a single goal being scored late on. We will not see the title decided on Sunday, as that has long been done, but we will see the European spots and relegation places decided. In the case of the chase for the Champions League places, games do not come much bigger than this one. There is a chance that both of these teams could find their way in, but the reality is that one will likely get in, while the other will need to settle for the Europa League. United are very slight favorites for this one, with the goal total set at 2 ½.
Why bet on the Leicester City
We have seen teams either adjust quite well to the condensed schedule after the return or have problems maintaining the torrid pace. Leicester City are one of the teams who fall into the latter category, as they have seen what looked to be a definite place in the Champions League fall apart. They are now down in 5th, which would mean heading into the less lucrative Europa League. In order to get into the UCL, Leicester really need to get a win over Manchester United on Sunday. A win would automatically get them in, but they might also get there with a draw, but they would need to hope that Chelsea lose at home to Wolves, which is possible. Leicester have been good at home, going 11-4-3, while scoring 35 and surrendering 15.
Why bet on Manchester United
For Manchester United, to be in the position that they are in now after the start they made to the season is nothing short of incredible. It would have been a very brave person who picked them to land a Champions League spot, but they are now sitting in 3rd and heading into the final weekend in control of their own destiny. They got there by going on a run that saw them go unbeaten in 19 games. That came to an end with a 3-1 loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final. They followed that up with a 1-1 tie against West Ham, a game that would have clinched them a UCL spot had they won it. A draw will do them here, though, but expect them to go looking for the win. On the road this season, United are 7-5-6, scoring 24 and surrendering 19.
General Match Info Manchester United Vs Leicester City Matchweek 38
- When: Saturday, July 26 at 11 AM EST
- Where: King Power Stadium, Leicester
- Manchester United Vs Leicester Live: NBCSN
- EPL odds: Man U wins +123 / Leicester wins +208 / Draw +237
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
There is an awful lot at stake here, so expect there to be a bit of a nervy start. Leicester need to open up at some point, though, which could open the door for the fast counterattack of United. I think it will be United who get the win.
Pick: Leicester City 1 Manchester United 2