Leicester City will play hosts to Manchester United in what could go down as one of the most dramatic season finales in EPL history. With the Champion
Leicester City will play hosts to Manchester United in what could go down as one of the most dramatic season finales in EPL history. With the Champions already crowned, Champions league qualification spots are still up for grab and both teams have every chance of snatching it late on.
Prior to the lockdown period in March, Leicester were third in the table, five points clear of fourth-placed Chelsea and eight clear of fifth-placed United, meaning that they were in a brilliant position to claim a top-four spot and a return to the Champions League.
The Foxes have struggled since returning to the field last month, though, picking up just two wins from their eight league matches, suffering three defeats in the process, to drop outside of the Champions League positions.
Brendan Rodgers’s side know that a win over United would guarantee a top-four finish, although a point could also be enough. Indeed, if Chelsea were to lose at home to Wolves then a draw would see Leicester claim fourth as they have a much better goal difference than Frank Lampard’s team.
Scoring first could be vital, as Leicester have won 75% of the PL games in which they’ve netted first (W15, D1, L4). Regardless, 22.39% (15) of Leicester’s 67 PL goals have arrived beyond the 80th minute.
The ‘Foxes’ are unbeaten in four PL home games (W3, D1) keeping a clean sheet each time. Those three wins saw Leicester score 2+ goals, which has been the case in 12 of their 18 PL home games.
Manchester United moved from fifth to third on Wednesday despite the fact that they were held to a 1-1 draw by West Ham at Old Trafford; it was a tough game for the Red Devils, who needed Mason Greenwood to come up with a second-half leveler following Michail Antonio’s opener from the penalty spot.
Ole’s men only need to avoid defeat to guarantee a top-four finish – something they have done in their last 13 PL games (W8, D5) whilst keeping eight clean sheets in the process. Crucially, United have netted an average of 2.5 goals per game since the restart, compared to just 1.52 before.
The ‘Red Devils’ have won their last three PL away games ‘to nil’ scoring 2+ goals each time. Low-scoring matches have been the norm recently though, as eight of United’s last ten PL away matches have produced exactly two match goals.
Betwizad is however tipping United to get the champions league spot with a win or draw outcome here (X2). Leicester are blighted with injuries to key players, and it would be difficult for them to overcome a red hot Manchester United.