Leicester City vs. Manchester United odds, picks and prediction

Nathan Beighle
Sportsbook Wire

On an action-packed Saturday, Manchester United (4 wins, 1 loss, 2 draws) travels to take on Leicester City (2-2-3). The match is set to kick off at 10 a.m. ET and will be held at King Power Stadium. Below, we preview the Leicester City vs. Manchester United odds and lines, and make our best EPL bets, picks and predictions.

Having had a week off following their heart-breaking draw with Everton, Man U, who acquired superstar F Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this season, will take the pitch without D Harry Maguire.

The captain is expected to be "back soon." He's been fantastic, leading a dominant defense, the main reason why Man U is currently in the top-four clubs on the table.

As for Leicester City, they're certainly no pushover, especially at home. Leicester is led by F Jamie Vardy. In their most competitive match, Leicester lost just 1-0 to Man City.

They'll push Man U to their limits Saturday.

Leicester City vs. Manchester United: Odds, picks and predictions

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  • Money line: Leicester City +245 (bet $100 to win $245) | Manchester United +107 (bet $100 to win $107) | Draw +260
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -135 | U: +110)

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Prediction

Manchester United 2, Leicester City 1

Money line (ML)

BET on the MANCHESTER UNITED (+107) as they need to be treating this game like a must-win road match. They are coming off a draw with Everton. They're too talented to drop to the 13th-ranked Leicester.

With Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba and Ronaldo in the attack, the susceptible Leicester defense, which has given up 12 goals in 7 games, should allow them to get loose.

Man U is tied for the third-most goals in the EPL. Against a struggling defense, they should be able to get enough to win the game. At this value, I'd take them to win without a second thought.

Over/Under (O/U)

"LEAN" to the OVER 2.5 (-135) as the Leicester side should allow Man U to get on the board at least a couple of times.

Leicester has given up two in four straight matches and in five of their last six. As for their attack, without Maguire, Vardy should be able to break down the Man U backline. Someone must step up for Man U.

Given the absence of Maguire and the thriving Man U attack, I'd also consider betting BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at -165, but the value also isn't necessarily there.

The best value is on the Man U money line, but all things point to the Over and both teams to get on the board as solid, likely bets.

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