Leicester v Man United tips – Foxes a big price for FA Cup clash

It’s been a long time since Leicester City got the better of Manchester United despite the fact that there is little to separate the teams and also that the Foxes have won a Premier League title more recently than the Red Devils.

You have to go back to 21 September 2014 to find the last time that the Midlands side managed a victory, with Leicester spectacularly enjoying a 5-3 victory which saw players such as Jose Ulloa, Esteban Cambiasso and David Nugent on the scoresheet.

However, the little-known Jamie Vardy was on the board that day and he’s now one of the leading strikers six seasons later, with the former England international recently getting a new strike partner who is bang in form.

Can Vardy and Iheanacho Down Man United?

We think that the Leicester City betting odds are fairly sizeable considering you can get nearly 2/1 about the Foxes winning this FA Cup clash and that means there’s an opportunity to effectively treble your stake if they manage to get the better of Manchester United.

Yes, there are big negatives by virtue of the fact that James Maddison and Harvey Barnes are missing in action, although the recent form of Kelechi Iheanacho has been superlative and the Nigerian recently pilfered a hat-trick of goals against Sheffield United to outshine Vardy.

Ayoze Perez is another vibrant attacking player and we should expect the Foxes to be nice and fresh for this cup encounter, with Brendan Rodgers eyeing the chance to secure some silverware and continue his excellent reign in charge at the King Power Stadium.

Will Red Devils Be Tired After Europa League Clash?

It’s hard to get too enthusiastic about Manchester United as betting favourites to win this clash, with the Red Devils having to quickly recover from a tough-looking Europa League last sixteen second leg at the San Siro where the tie against Milan is pretty finely poised after a 1-1 draw.

Therefore, whatever the outcome of this tie in Italy, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have to quickly assess his squad following this clash and we might see the betting odds about United drifting on the market if the team news for this FA Cup clash indicates that we might see a second string team line up.

However, United have enjoyed home and away victories over Leicester during the previous two seasons and the visitors were close to securing a victory at the King Power earlier this season when leading 2-1 before a late Axel Tuanzebe equaliser prevented them from securing a maximum haul.

The Red Devils have been impressive on the road this season and they’re unbeaten away in the Premier League, although we are more likely to back the draw than the actual away win on the Full-Time Result betting market.

What Are the Best Bets for Leicester v Man United?

There are no FA Cup replays this season, so the tie needs to be settled on the day although we might well see the teams cancel each other out and that could mean a further thirty minutes of extra-time and the possibility of a penalty shoot-out in this clash.

The bookies rightly anticipate that we might see a few goals being scored in this FA Cup clash and the Over 2.5 Goals betting selection is trading at a best price 31/40, which would mean we’ll need to see three goals or more scored in this clash.

On a similar note, the Both Teams to Score Yes betting option is available at 8/13 and it’s realistic to expect both of these teams to find the net at least once considering that they previously played out a 2-2 draw earlier this season and that scoreline looks backable at 13/1.


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