Leicester City vs. Manchester United – FA Cup, March 21, 2021

| March 19, 2021 11:39 am PDT

Following their midweek triumph over AC Milan, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men turn their attention to the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, March 21.

Leicester City welcomes Manchester United to the King Power Stadium, with the two sides separated by just a single point in the Premier League table.

After looking at the bookmakers’ odds, I will share my Leicester City vs. Manchester United prediction and betting pick.

Odds for Leicester City vs. Manchester United

Leicester City to Win2.90
The Draw3.35
Manchester United to Win2.40

Leicester (2.90) may have the home-field advantage here, yet 10bet is favoring Man Utd (2.40) to win within 90 minutes and advance to the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

Still, the odds for each market are very attractive here. Let’s take a closer look at the teams and attempt to find the best value.

Previewing the Match

Leicester City’s route to the FA Cup quarter-finals:

  • Stoke City (4-0)
  • Brentford (3-1)
  • Brighton & Hove Albion (1-0)

After missing out on a top-four finish last term, Brendan Rodgers must be given huge credit for turning things around at Leicester.

The Foxes have been tough to beat all season, with just two losses coming in their previous 16 EPL matches. Better still, the eight-point gap between them and fifth-place West Ham means that Champions League soccer is well and truly on the cards for next season.

Sure, the club may have crashed out of the Europa League earlier than expected. But with a top-four finish looking likely and a place in the FA Cup semi-finals up for grabs, Leicester can still finish the campaign on a high.

Rodgers’ men showed everyone what they are capable of last weekend, thrashing Sheffield United 5-0. Of course, beating the Blades has been an easy task this term. But Leicester’s approach was ruthless.

Having netted a hat-trick last time out, Kelechi Iheanacho will be confident of adding to his tally on Sunday. The Nigerian forward has now scored seven goals in his last seven appearances in all competitions.

Manchester United’s route to the FA Cup quarter-finals:

  • Watford (1-0)
  • Liverpool (3-2)
  • West Ham United (1-0 aet)

The Red Devils booked their spot in the Europa League quarter-finals with a relatively comfortable 1-0 victory over AC Milan on Thursday. The away side created the bulk of the chances at the San Siro, with Paul Pogba bagging the deciding goal early in the second half.

Now, Solskjaer’s men will aim to progress deeper into another cup competition.

As you can see, Man Utd has come through some tricky tests to get to this stage. After edging past Watford, the Red Devils came from behind to get past Liverpool, before an extra-time victory over West Ham sealed their place in the last eight.

In the Premier League, United has suffered just one defeat in 23 outings since November – picking up 14 wins along the way, as well as a 2-2 draw against Leicester.

If Solskjaer’s men can carry their EPL form onto the FA Cup stage on Sunday, Leicester could struggle to compete.

Leicester City vs. Manchester United Betting Pick

Pick
  • The Draw
    3.35

Leicester and Man Utd produced a thrilling 2-2 draw in the Premier League on Boxing Day – and there was very little to separate the teams on that occasion. With that in mind, I’m expecting a similar outcome this time around.

Both sides are in good form at the moment, so this is likely to be a closely-fought battle. I can see this tie going the distance, with extra-time – and possibly penalties – being needed to decide the winner.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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