It’s second vs third place on boxing day. Manchester United have been something of an odd ball this season. In spite of what some would call an underwhelming start to the season they are 1 point behind 2nd place Leicester with a game in hand. They have won their last three matches against Leicester City and have not lost in 4 consecutive meetings. The Foxes started this season in similar fashion with last season. Their position bears testament to Rodgers’ decent player management.
Head to head
Manchester United have won the last 4 ties with Leicester.
The Reds have not lost in 12 games. They have not conceded the last three times they faced Leicester.
The Foxes are without clean sheet in 20 consecutive matches against United.
Bruno Fernandes is top scorer for United with 9 goals, he also tops assists with 5 to his name.
Jamie Vardy ranks top in goalscoring and assists for Leicester with 11 goals and 4 assists respectively.
The man in the middle is Mike Dean. He has shown 37 yellow cards in 10 games this season. Overall, his career average yellow card rate is 4.
Card prediction: over 4 cards @ 1.85 (Bet365)
Goal scorer Prediction: Bruno Fernandes
Match Prediction: United win either half @ 1.61