The remarkable record of Manchester City is slightly obscuring the fine form of other teams in the Premier League at the moment. Across the last six matches, Leicester and Manchester United have been the fourth and second best teams in the division respectively. With 13 goals seen in the three meetings in the Midlands since Leicester were last promoted, we could be in for an entertaining encounter.
Leicester are 41/10 to win it, and aside from the surprise form of Burnley, the Foxes have been the best of the rest outside the big six this season. They were surprisingly beaten 3-0 at home by Crystal Palace last time out, but Leicester love nothing more than putting one over a big team, so will be keen to bounce back here.
Manchester United are 9/11 and as they have only lost two of their nine away matches in the Premier League in 2017/18, they will fancy a win here. One of their defeats was at Huddersfield, but they have won their last three on the road, and only two teams have conceded fewer goals per game away from home than the Red Devils this season.
The draw is 29/10, though it may not be on the cards here. Leicester have only drawn one of their nine home games this season, with only two of United’s away matches ending in a stalemate. That said, United often look to keep it tight on the road, and Leicester’s home goal difference of -1 this season suggests there may not be too much in it.
Romelu Lukaku is the 5/4 favourite to score anytime and he appears to be over his recent goal drought. The Belgian has scored in each of his last two league games, and recently netted against CSKA Moscow too. He has also scored five goals in his previous eight matches against Leicester.
Jamie Vardy is 9/4 to score anytime, and he loves netting in the big matches. He has only bagged a relatively modest seven league goals so far in 2017/18, but five of those have come in matches with the big six clubs. Vardy has scored three goals against United in the past, including one when he set the Premier League record for scoring in 11 games in a row.