Leicester City vs. Manchester United Prediction, 7/26/20
Two teams, still battling for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, meet up against each other on the final day, as 5th-placed Leicester City play host to 3rd-placed Manchester United. Kick-off - at 11:00 AM ET on Sunday, July 26.
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Leicester Lose To Spurs
The hopes of Leicester City finishing in the top-four of the Premier League have found themselves hanging in the balance after the team dropped its second decision on the last three attempts (W1 L2) following a 3-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur away at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday. The Foxes controlled the ball 71% of the time and outshot the hosts by more than a triple (24-7), but failed to find the back of the net in the second frame after allowing three first-half markers. Leicester have won just one of their past four outings (W1 D1 L2) and have dropped to the 5th place in the EPL (W18 D8 L11), trailing 4th-placed Chelsea and 3rd-placed Manchester United by a single point.
English striker Jamie Vardy leads the Foxes with 23 Premier League markers for the year, leading the EPL Golden Boot race by two strikes ahead of Southampton’s Danny Ings. Goalie Kasper Schmeichel, meanwhile, sits 10th in the league with 95 saves. He has registered 13 clean sheets in 37 outings during the ongoing campaign and concedes a goal every 85 minutes of play. Leicester are 3rd in most Premier League goals netted this season (67), 5th in most shots taken per game (14.2), 4th in ball possession (55.3%) and 6th in passing accuracy (82.9%).
United Draw With Hammers
Manchester United moved back into the top-four of the Premier League for the first time since September 14 after earning a 1-1 draw against West Ham United at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The Hammers opened the scoring in first-half injury time from the penalty spot before 18-year-old Mason Greenwood leveled in the following frame with his 17th strike in all competitions this season. The Red Devils are riding a 13-game unbeaten run in the league (W8 D5) and sit 3rd in the standings (W17 D12 L8), level on points with 4th-placed Chelsea and one point ahead of 5th-placed Leicester City.
With 17 league strikes each, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial top Manchester United’s scoring table. Spaniard David De Gea, meanwhile, occupies the 11th position in the Premier League’s goalkeeper chart with 93 saves. He has picked up 12 clean sheets in 37 games during the current campaign and allows a goal every 93 minutes on average. The Red Devils have buried the 5th highest number of league tallies this year (64) while delivering the 4th highest quantity of shots per game (14.5). The team is 5th in ball possession (54.6%) and 4th in passing accuracy (83.6%).
Leicester City have managed to beat Manchester United just once in their last 23 meetings in all competitions (W1 D4 L18) and will have a tough test ahead of them on the last day of the Premier League action, with both sides still competing for a place in the top-four. A draw would be sufficient for the Red Devils to qualify for a spot in the Champions League next season. Still, do consider the Mancunians for a win here! They are unbeaten in 13 consecutive league contests, having triumphed in eight of them (W8 D5), while the Foxes have managed to collect just two points in seven EPL matches versus sides currently sitting above them in the standings (D2 L5).
Manchester United to win (+125)