United to win against Leicester with two
Manchester United welcomes Leicester in the opener of this season of the Premier League. Interestingly, last year Leicester once again played the first match in the championship. That time it was as guests of Arsenal. Then, in a very interesting meeting, the “Foxes” lost by 4:3 after leading in most of the time. This year, the match with United will be no less interesting and certainly a challenge when we talk about a winning betting prediction.
The big difference between the match last year and the upcoming one is that Manchester United are stronger than Arsenal and Leicester is weaker than a year ago. Riyad Mahrez finally got his dream transfer to Manchester City and only Jamie Vardy is now in Leicester from the big stars from the champions team three year ago. These two factors seem to predict the final outcome of the game and it is not good for the supporters of the most surprising champions in the history of English football.
However, Leicester City has one big advantage and it is that most of the United stars took part in the World Cup in Russia. When we make our betting prediction, we must take this into account. The World Cup matches definitely led to problems in the preparation of the Manchester team and they recorded quite inconclusive results in their pre-season friendlies. The lack of enough time to rest will affect Mourinho’s players and it will not be a surprise if he chooses a slightly stranger lineup for the match. One thing is certain, United’s attack will be led by Alexis Sanchez, who was not in Russia and is in perfect shape. He also definitely likes to play against the Foxes. We all remember his famous hat-trick against them in the 2015/2016 season. Then with Arsenal Sanchez scored three for 5-2 victory and he showed he knew what to do against the team against which he will play this week.
The other thing that seems to be sure is that Mourinho will not do something unusual for him and if he doesn’t have his full line he will play safe. I would be very surprised if United starts to attack massively in this game. The home team’s players will be careful not to expose themselves to unnecessary risks and to gradually overcome their opponents. This security in defense does not imply many goals in the game. At least for me, the most likely outcome of the match is 2:0 for the hosts. That’s why the bookmakers’ proposal to win for the hosts with a handicap of -1 and odds of 1.75 seems to me good enough.
With this bet, even with a minimum win of Manchester United, the money on the bet will be returned and with the win with at least two goals which I expect, the odds will be enough for a good bet.