The Foxes haven't had the best start to the season. They are winless in four in the Premier League with their only victories coming against Wolves, who were very much finding their feet at the time, and whipping boys Norwich. They are really missing Jonny Evans and Wesley Fofana at the back. A once solid defence has conceded two goals in all three of its previous league matches. The good news for Brendan Rodgers is that the immortal Jamie Vardy is back to his best. He's netted 6 already and is joint top scorer in the league. If Leicester could get Soyuncu and Vestergaard on the same page, they could start converting some draws into wins.
Manchester United are in for a lot of criticism right now and pressure seems to be mounting on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but looking at the numbers it's difficult to see why. They sit fourth in the table, just two points off the top spot. They've had some less than flattering results against the likes of Young Boys and Aston Villa but perhaps those sides presented more of a challenge than others gave them credit for beforehand. They haven't quite managed to fire on all cylinders just yet but with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho now in the mix, they should be treated with upmost caution by all opponents.
The Red Devils will have some selection woes going into this one. Both Harry Maguire and new boy Raphael Varane are injured so we could see a makeshift centre half pairing, and with Jamie Vardy in a rich vein of form, that could be a bad combination for United. They will also be without Fred and Edison Cavani who return too late from international duty to feature. It will be interesting to see how Ole's team shapes up. They should still have enough firepower to be the favourites here but this could represent Leicester's best chance to get a statement win and start building some momentum. A high scoring draw looks quite likely.
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12 October 2021, 02:00
Harvey Barnes has more yellow cards (2) than any other player at Leicester City. Paul Pogba has collected 3 for Manchester United.
In the last 5 meetings Leicester City won 2, Manchester United won 2, 1 draws.
Leicester City scores 1.4 goals in a match against Manchester United and Manchester United scores 1.4 goals against Leicester City (on average).
The most common result of matches between Leicester City and Manchester United when Leicester City is playing at home is 2-2. 3 matches have ended with this result.
When Leicester City leads 1-0 at home, they win in 78% of their matches.
Leicester City wins 1st half in 30% of their matches, Manchester United in 32% of their matches.
When Manchester United is down 1-0 away, they win 60% of their matches.
Manchester United's performance of the last 5 matches is better than Leicester City's.
Manchester United's away record this season: 2-1-0.
Ricardo Pereira has assisted the most goals for Leicester City with 2. Paul Pogba is Manchester United's biggest assister (7).
Leicester City have won just 1 of their last 5 Premier League games against Manchester United.
A year ago, Leicester City were number 2 in the table with 15 points. Now they are number 13 with 8 points.
On their last meeting Leicester City won by 1 goals.
Average number of goals in meetings between Leicester City and Manchester United is 2.8.
When Leicester City is down 0-1 home, they win 18% of their matches.
Both teams haven't won their last match in Premier League.
Manchester United have lost just 1 of their last 5 Premier League games against Leicester City.
Jamie Vardy is Leicester City's top scorer with 6 goals. Bruno Fernandes has scored 4 times for Manchester United.
A year ago, Manchester United were number 13 in the table with 10 points. Now they are number 4 with 14 points.
The winner of their last meeting was Leicester City.
Leicester City scores 1.77 goals when playing at home and Manchester United scores 1.74 goals when playing away (on average).
The most common result of matches between Leicester City and Manchester United is 0-2. 7 matches have ended with this result.
When Manchester United leads 0-1 away, they win in 71% of their matches.
Leicester City wins 30% of halftimes, Manchester United wins 32%.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between Leicester City and Manchester United is 1.4.
In Premier League, Manchester United has better performance than Leicester City.
Manchester United have conceded a goal in each of their last 7 matches.
Manchester United haven't scored in 0 of their 3 away matches in Premier League this season.
During the last 33 meetings, Leicester City have won 4 times, there have been 8 draws while Manchester United have won 21 times. The goal difference is 68-30 in favour of Manchester United.
During the last 16 meetings with Leicester City playing at home, Leicester City have won 2 times, there have been 5 draws while Manchester United have won 9 times. The goal difference is 37-18 in favour of Manchester United.
Leicester City haven't scored in 1 of their 3 home matches in Premier League this season.
Last season's matches: 2-2 (Leicester City at home) and 1-2 (Manchester United at home).
Did you know that Manchester United scores 29% of their goals between the minutes 46-60?
Manchester United is undefeated this season when playing at home and taking the lead 1-0.
If Bruno Fernandes scores against Leicester City it will be his 5th goal for Manchester United this season.