The Week 24 match between Manchester United and Leicester will take place on February 19 at Old Trafford.
Eric ten Hag’s side defeated Leeds 2-0 on the road last round and brought their unbeaten streak in the league to three games (two wins and one draw). The team improved their position in the standings due to the failures of their nearest rivals. Before the start of the upcoming round, they could take a five-point lead over fourth-placed Newcastle and move within five points of the two leaders.
In the last 10 rounds, the Mancunians have lost only one game against Arsenal and also picked up seven wins and two draws. At Old Trafford the team has a 10-match unbeaten streak in the championship, which managed to win 8 times and had two more draws. Also in these home games, Manchester United scored at least 2 goals 8 times.
Leicestershire in the last two rounds managed to score as many as 8 goals, beating Aston Villa (4:2) and Tottenham (4:1). This is the third such two-match winning streak in the current APL draw. The team does not lose in three meetings in a row in the championship – before that there was a resultative draw with Brighton (2-2). Brendan Rodgers’ side are unbeaten in three straight APL games for only the second time this season.
So far, the team is only 13th and far from the middle of the standings with seven points. Also a slight handicap and from the relegation zone – 6 points. On the road in the APL, “Leicester” in its previous games had 4 wins and 2 losses. It is also worth noting that the team is without a draw in 11 consecutive away league games (4 wins and 7 losses).
Leicestershire are extremely unstable this season, causing them to struggle only for survival. Even after 2-3 great matches, the team goes back to the losing streak, which has happened to them many times in this draw. I expect the visitors to break their unbeaten streak again as Manchester United are on a great run and have lost only once in their last 20 matches in the APL (13 wins and 6 draws).
It is impossible not to note the advantage of the Mancunians in face-to-face encounters – in the previous 16 meetings in the Premier League the team has lost only 2 times with 9 victories and in 5 games there was a draw. Also in great form is Marcus Rushford, who has scored in 8 of the last 9 APL games. our forecast is “Manchester United win”.