Manchester United vs. Leicester City prediction, odds: Expert reveals English Premier League picks for Sept. 1

Manchester United are pointed in the right direction and look to avoid a detour when they visit Leicester City on Thursday for a 2022-23 English Premier League match. United (2-0-2) have won consecutive games after an embarrassing start, with a huge 2-1 victory against Liverpool providing much-needed confidence. They followed that with a 1-0 win at Southampton on Saturday. Manager Erik ten Hag has made the tough decision to bring superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in off the bench, and the 37-year-old is plotting his exit. His absence has been allowed Bruno Fernandes to retake the reins, and he scored the winner last week. Leicester (0-1-3) have lost three straight after an opening-week draw with Brentford.

Kickoff in Leicester, England is set for 3 pm ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists United as the +109 favorite (risk $100 to win $109) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Leicester vs. Manchester United odds. Leicester are the +230 underdog, a regulation draw is priced at +270 and the over/under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before locking in any Manchester United vs. Leicester City picks, make sure you check out the English Premier League predictions from proven SportsLine soccer insider Martin Green.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he is 9-7 on his past 16 EPL picks. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down the Leicester City vs. Manchester U matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and EPL predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Green’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Manchester U vs. Leicester City:

  • Leicester vs. Man U spread: United -0.5 (+100)
  • Leicester vs. Man U over/under: 2.5 goals
  • Leicester vs. Man U money line: Leicester +230, United +100, Draw +270
  • LEI: The Foxes have 21 goals in their past 10 league matches
  • MAN: The Red Devils have scored in 26 straight matches vs. Leicester
  • Leicester vs. Man U picks: See picks here.

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Why you should back Manchester United

The Red Devils have looked like a different team since the ugly 4-0 loss to Brentford in Matchweek 2. Liverpool held the ball for 71 percent of their matchup, but United managed five shots on target as the counter-attack worked to perfection. Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford scored as United got a huge jolt of confidence. Fernandes played well in a deferential role to Portugal teammate Ronaldo, but the 27-year-old thrives as the main man. He had 10 goals and six assists last season, but he scored 18 and set up 12 the season before Ronaldo’s return.

Ronaldo is 37 years old, but he can still bring some excitement off the bench and scored 18 goals in 2021-22. Leicester has had serious problems in the back, especially in the absence of the goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichelwho left for Nice in Ligue 1 after 11 seasons with the Foxes. His replacement, Welshman Danny Ward, has allowed 10 goals on 16 shots on target (35.7 save%) as his replacement. David De Gea has had his own problems in the Man U net, but Leicester has the fourth-fewest shots in the EPL (43), so he might not be challenged as often.

Why you should back Leicester City

The Foxes haven’t had success so far, but they have the talent to challenge a shaky Man U defense. They are also unbeaten in the past four league meetings (2-2-0), including a 4-2 win at King Power Stadium in October. Youri Tielemans and Jamie Vardy both scored in that match, and while neither has found the net this season, they combined for 21 goals in 2021-22. Vardy has scored at least 15 in five straight seasons, so he is due for one, and he has two assists. David de Gea is nearly as unstable as Ward, saving just 65 percent of the shots he’s faced (13 of 20).

Tielemans, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison are a strong engine for the attack featuring Vardy. Maddison has scored twice this season, and the team hopes he will be fit after missing out last week. Barnes scored the lone goal in the Chelsea loss. Leicester has taken the lead in both home games but could not close out a victory. They should have chances against United, which has allowed 63 shots, fifth-most in the league. Eight of Man U’s 12 losses last season came on the road, and 10 of the Foxes’ 14 victories (and 34 of their 52 points) came at home.

How to make Leicester City vs. Manchester United picks

Green has scrutinized the Leicester City vs. Manchester United match from every angle, and he is leaning Over on the goal total. He also provides his two confident best bets and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his coveted Premier League picks here.

So, who wins Manchester United vs. Leicester City? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Leicester vs. Man U match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $35,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.

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