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Claude Puel's Leicester have picked up some good results against the league's top sides and George Pitts expects more of the same here.


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The last time Leicester won at the King Power Stadium was on Boxing Day, as the Foxes shocked champions Man City with a 2-1 victory.

They will be hoping for a repeat performance as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Man United come to town and, despite a poor start to 2019, there are plenty of positives and reasons why Claude Puel's men can get something from the game.

They are battling for the 'best of the rest' seventh spot this season and will be looking to their matches against other top-six sides as inspiration for the Super Sunday clash.

The Red Devils, meanwhile, had to dig deep to come from two goals down to draw with Burnley at Old Trafford in midweek to preserve Solskjaer's unbeaten start.

Luke Shaw was the unlikely match-winner in the reverse fixture as United started the season with a 2-1 win over Leicester at Old Trafford in August.

A lot has happened since and this match, with United's form and Leicester's performances against top sides, has all the ingredients to be a cracker.


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Leicester boss Claude Puel
Leicester boss Claude Puel

Prediction: Leicester City 2-1 Manchester United (Sky Bet odds: 11/1)
A bold call but Solskjaer's run is not going to last forever - the Norwegian only saw his unbeaten run preserved late on in midweek, while City put in an impressive performance at Anfield. Big teams' dominant approach seems to suit City and they can get the King Power bouncing with a good display here.

Best bet: Leicester in a draw no bet at 7/4
The initial preference was to back the hosts to score two or more goals, but the same price is available on them in the draw no bet market, which at least provides your stake back should they be held to a draw. Puel's men have beaten Man City at home and drawn away at Chelsea and Liverpool in recent months. The fans get frustrated with the French boss in their games against lesser teams, but they were deserving of the point against Liverpool on Wednesday and will be up for this one too, looking to end Solskjaer's unbeaten start.

Goals: Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy both to score at 13/2
England international Rashford has been on fire since the start of December, scoring seven goals, but he has not found the back of the net in his last two - despite having 11 shots in that time frame - so will be keen to find the back of the net on Sunday. Vardy, who scored in the reverse fixture at Old Trafford, has only netted once since scoring the winner at Chelsea in December and the hard-working forward will be keen to bag here. With his runs, and an average of two shots per game, the 32-year-old will be crucial again for the hosts.

Sporting Life RequestABet: Vardy to score, Leicester to score 2+ goals and 3+ corners each team at 9/2


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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to work with the squad he currently has
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is happy to work with the squad he currently has
  • Leicester have won only one of their 12 home Premier League matches against Man Utd, coming from two goals down to win 5-3 in September 2014 (D4 L7).
  • Manchester United have won 16 of their last 20 matches against Leicester City in all competitions (D3 L1).
  • Leicester have won more points from losing positions than any other Premier League side this season (13).
  • Manchester United are the only team to have received a yellow card in all 24 of their Premier League matches this season.
  • Leicester haven’t lost three consecutive home Premier League games since December 2014.
  • Manchester United are looking to win five consecutive away matches in all competitions for the first time since October 2012 under Sir Alex Ferguson.
  • Since a 4-0 win over Swansea City in April 2016, Leicester have won just one of their 14 matches on Sunday in all competitions (D4 L9), a 2-0 win over Everton in Claude Puel’s first game in charge in October 2017.
  • Man Utd’s Juan Mata has scored four goals and assisted two more in his last five Premier League appearances against Leicester, scoring in each of his last two games at the King Power (three goals).
  • Since the start of the 2014-15 season, no player has scored more Premier League goals against Manchester United than Leicester striker Jamie Vardy (4, level with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sergio Aguero).
  • Paul Pogba has been involved in 53% of the 19 goals scored by Manchester United in the Premier League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (6 goals, 4 assists).

Odds correct as of 2000 GMT on 01/02/19

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