Leicester City is all set to host Manchester United at King Power Stadium tonight. Will the Foxes take their first league defeat revenge from the Red Devils? Well, it looks unlikely because United have been in great form in the last seven games while Leicester are struggling to find consistency.
The two sides have met each other on 127 occasions, out of which United have won a majority of 65 games while Leicester could only win 33 encounters. The rest of the 29 fixtures ended with both the sides sharing a point each. Moreover, Leicester’s last win against United came back in 2014, when they thrashed United 5-3 at home.
Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer failed to break the record of Pep Guardiola after United drew 2-2 against Burnley last week. Although the Red Devils couldn’t clinch three points, there were still few positives like late goals and hunger to win the game.
Claude Puel’s side, on the other hand, surprised everybody after stopping the league leader’s Liverpool at 1-1. This was a brilliant performance from the Foxes because clinching a point at Anfield is not an easy task. The Leicester defense was mind-blowing and it stayed intact throughout the game against the in-form side of the Reds.
If the backline of Leicester performs, in the same manner, today as they did in the mid-week fixture. Then maybe they will succeed in defeating United after more than four years.
Moreover, this is a crucial for the two sides. Because a win today for United and a defeat for Arsenal against Manchester City will push the Red Devils to 5th position in the league points table. Leicester, on the other hand, also needs to win this fixture as it will help them in closing the points gap with other teams and reach the seventh position. This will ensure the Foxes play in the Europa League next year.
Daniel Amartey is the only injury issue in the Leicester’s roster and will miss this fixture against Manchester United.
As for the Red Devils, Marcos Rojo is sidelined from this encounter due to injury and once again Phil Jones will play in place of the Argentine.