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Published on April 27th, 2016 | by Sportingly Better Tipster


Betting Preview – Manchester United v Leicester

All eyes across the globe will be on Old Trafford on Sunday, as league leaders Leicester travel to Manchester, knowing a victory will see them crowned as Premier League champions.

Sportingly Better picks out the best bets for the match, as Claudio Ranieri’s side look to complete their unlikely fairytale.

Premier League Betting Tips

Manchester United (2.05) v Leicester (3.60); Draw (3.40)

Leicester will have to make do without top-scorer Jamie Vardy for the second consecutive match, after the forward saw his suspension increase by an extra game.

Replacement striker Leonardo Ulloa proved he was more than capable of handling the pressure and spotlight with a brace against Swansea, as the Foxes moved to within three points of the Premier League title.

The East Midlands club have won six of their last seven matches in the league and Claudio Ranieri’s side will be well suited to the game at Old Trafford, with the visitors having enjoyed a lot of success on the counter attack with the likes of Vardy, Shinji Okazaki and newly crowned PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez proving an effective weapon on the break.

Leicester have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven matches and the consistent selection in defence of Simpson, Huth, Morgan and Fuchs will be tasked with keeping out a Manchester United attack, who have scored just 42 goals all season.

The Foxes began the season as 5,000-1 rank outsiders in the antepost markets and since then the East Midland’s side have defied the odds and find themselves on the cusp of domestic glory.

Numerous cash-out offers and movement on betting exchanges such as Betfair, which now offer online games at, have brought down the total payout to bookmakers to £10 million, but victory for Leicester against Manchester United on Sunday will make this bet the biggest singled priced winner in history.

Hosts Manchester United have hit a good run of form at the tail-end of the season having knocked out Everton with a last-minute Anthony Martial goal to reach the final of the FA Cup.

The Red Devils go into this weekend’s match with wins in each of their last six league games at Old Trafford and a seventh consecutive win is vital if Louis van Gaal’s side are to maintain the pressure on Arsenal and Manchester City for one of the two remaining Champions League places.

Manchester United’s possession based game and the emergence of teenager Marcus Rashford, has seen club captain Wayne Rooney drop deeper into midfield and the England forward’s battle for space and control against N’Golo Kante could be crucial, especially given Louis van Gaal low tempo, short passing style of play.

Both sides have recorded plenty of shut-outs in recent weeks, but given what is on the line for both teams, expect a cautious opening to be cancelled out by a far more open second half at Old Trafford.

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