STAR PREVIEW: Leicester v Man U
[dropcap]L[/dropcap]eicester just keep quietly getting on with their business but despite LEADING the Premier League by a point are still dismissed as genuine title contenders.
Things could change after this top of the table clash which will see the winners go top but Leicester would open up a gap at the top if securing all three points. It certainly has plenty of Saturday night X Factor and I’m probably looking forward to this more than any other Premier League game this season.
Certainly, the corresponding fixture last season was an absolute belter. Leicester coming from 2-0 down to stun Man U 5-3.
There’s further drama added to the match with all eyes on Jamie Vardy who has now equalled Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record of scoring in ten consecutive Premier League games and he gets the chance to break the record tonight.
Matty James misses the match for the hosts because of his long term knee injury.
For Man U, Phil Jones and Ander Herrera remain sidelined and will miss the match along with Michael Carrick, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia.
Leicester City v Man Utd
17:30 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD
HEAD TO HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Jan 2015 PREMIER Man Utd 3-1 Leicester
Sep 2014 PREMIER Leicester 5-3 Man Utd
Apr 2004 PREMIERSHIP Man Utd 1-0 Leicester
Sep 2003 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 1-4 Man Utd
Nov 2002 ENGLISH CUP Man Utd 2-0 Leicester
Apr 2002 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 0-1 Man Utd
Nov 2001 PREMIERSHIP Man Utd 2-0 Leicester
Mar 2001 PREMIERSHIP Man Utd 2-0 Leicester
Oct 2000 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 0-3 Man Utd
Mar 2000 PREMIERSHIP Leicester 0-2 Man Utd
As their league positions illustrate, both teams arrive here in cracking form and I think this is one X Factor that will end up dead-locked tonight.
I’m backing the DRAW at around 21/10 with Star Sports.
RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)
BACK DRAW for 7 points at around 21/10 with Star Sports
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