Manchester United vs. Leicester City – English Premier League, May 11, 2021

| May 11, 2021 6:15 am PDT

Manchester United faces Leicester on Tuesday in what is their second of four games in ten days. Liverpool is up next on Thursday.

With the title challenge all but over, Solskjaer is sure to make a lot of changes to the starting eleven. But Leicester’s nerves have shown again in its pursuit of a top-four finish, so this looks like an intriguing fixture.

Manchester United vs. Leicester City Odds

Manchester United to Win+151
The Draw+230
Leicester City to Win+200

BetOnline has priced this game very closely, considering the substantial squad rotation expected for the home side. Leicester’s form has deserted it at this crucial time, so a home win still seems the most likely outcome on Tuesday.

The draw bet odds might look to offer better value for some, though.

Manchester United vs. Leicester City Preview

With the Europa League final against Villarreal factored in, Manchester United will have played six games in the space of 18 days by the end of the season. With City so far ahead in the league, there is little chance of catching its rivals. That schedule will surely affect the squad.

It looked as though tiredness had already played its part on Sunday in the first half of the game against Aston Villa. But United came back in the second period to win 3-1 and delay City’s coronation for a little longer.

Solskjaer will be moving his players around for this one, but Harry Maguire should definitely miss out after injuring himself against Villa at the weekend.

Brendan Rodgers will hope that an unfamiliar Manchester United starting eleven allows his side to halt its recent decline and stamp some authority on the race for a Champions League spot. He was lucky that West Ham also lost at the weekend after the Foxes slumped at home to Newcastle.

Leicester actually went 4-0 down in that game, and two late consolation goals didn’t make up for what had gone before. Rodgers will be keenly aware that Leicester fell away right at the end of the season to miss out on the top four last year and will not want a repeat of that collapse.

Manchester United vs. Leicester City Betting Pick

Pick
  • Manchester United to Win
    +151

Fatigue is very likely to play its part during the next few weeks for Manchester United, so we can expect to see the full squad used. It just depends on how Solskjaer prioritizes the remaining fixtures. With Liverpool coming up just two days later, we can assume this fixture is not high up that list.

Leicester are playing so poorly recently, though, so I do think that a home win is still very possible.

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