Manchester United vs Leicester City Betting Tips: Iheanacho to continue strong form at Old Trafford
January 5, 2022
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The in-form striker netted twice when these sides met in the FA Cup in March and our tipster is backing him to score in the Premier League encounter
Leicester City will be hoping to record a rare success at Old Trafford when they face Manchester United on Tuesday.
It has been 23 years since the Foxes last claimed victory on this ground, losing 16 of their 21 visits since then, but will fancy their chances against what will be a rotated Red Devils side as the hosts play a second game in three days.
Jamie Vardy is only the Leicester player to score away at United on their last three trips, and is 8/5 (2.60) favourite with bet365 to net only his third league goal of the calendar year.
In much better form is Kelechi Iheanacho, who has struck 13 times in his last 11 games in all competitions and the former Manchester City man will surely be a popular selection at 7/4 (2.75) after striking twice when the sides met in the FA Cup in March.
Brendan Rodgers has not afforded Ayoze Perez much playing time this season and the forward is out at 3/1 (4.0) to stake a claim in the manager’s thoughts ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup final.
Having struck eight times from midfield, James Maddison is enjoying his best Premier League campaign in front of goal and can be backed at 15/4 (4.75) to add to that tally at Old Trafford.
Although not known for his goalscoring prowess, Youri Tielemans scored in the Foxes’ 3-1 win over United in the FA Cup and is available at 13/2 (7.50) to be a scourge for the hosts once again.
This is the middle game of a five-day stretch during which United play three times and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will no doubt be forced to make changes ahead of Liverpool’s visit on Thursday.
With that in mind, Edinson Cavani should lead the line after scoring off the bench on Sunday, and is a tempting 7/4 (2.75) to net for the ninth time in his last eight appearances.
Mason Greenwood was substituted after 65 minutes on Sunday and could also get the nod to feature from the start, with his odds of 7/4 (2.75) likely to appeal.
It is unlikely that Bruno Fernandes plays much or any part in this one and his 7/4 (2.75) price does not look worth chancing, while the same goes for Marcus Rashford at 21/10 (3.10).
Amad Diallo is in contention for a first Premier League appearance since joining the club in January and is 3/1 (4.0) to mark it with a goal, with fellow youngster Shola Shoretire available at 5/1 (6.0).
Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.