Back in September Leicester City pulled off one of the upsets of the season as they came from 3-1 down to beat Manchester United 5-3 at the King Power Stadium.
This result meant Louis van Gaal had won only one of his first six games in all competitions as Manchester United manager and many had started to write off their chances of UEFA Champions League football next season.
With this in mind you are probably confident of a Manchester United victory this weekend. Which may interest you in putting some money on them. You may wish to do so using any of the betting sites listed here.
How times have changed. Can Leicester City do it again this weekend, at Old Trafford? Here’s five reasons why Manchester United will beat the Foxes:
Since these two last met, at the King Power Stadium back in Setember, Manchester United have gone on to lose only two of their 17 Premier League fixtures and start the weekend in fourth position.
For Leicester, they’ve won only two of their 17 Premier League games since that historic victory.
Manchester United had some tough fixtures over the busy Christmas period, but drawing at Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City a couple of days apart was no mean feat. This came after a win over Newcastle. They were 2-0 winners in their last Premier League fixture.
Top vs Bottom
Manchester United are in the Champions League places and Leicester City prop up the Premier League. You know what usually happens when top meets bottom…
Leicester City are yet to take as much as a point or even score a goal in their away fixtures to sides currently in the top seven this season.
Clean Bill of Health
For a rare occasion in his Manchester United reign, Louis van Gaal virtually has a clean bill of health this weekend, as Ashley Young is the only player confirmed out.
Injuries had blighted his team early in the season, partcularly in defence where Manchester United have used 10 different centre-backs this season. Now the back three are getting better as they play more and more games together.
This also means the Dutch manager can select who he wants going forward too – Robin van Persie, Ángel Di María, Wayne Rooney, Wayne Mata, Ander Herrera and Radamel Falcao all fit and available to face a side who were playing second tier football less than 12 months ago.
Manchester United’s Attack
Admittedly, Manchester United are going under a little dry spell currently. But even when they were poor earlier in the season they still managed to put three past Leicester.
Ángel Di María has been a little out of form lately but has a favourable matchup against Ritchie De Laet on the left. Robin van Persie can expect to score at least once when he sees Wes Morgan is marking him and Wayne Rooney should even fancy his chances of getting on the scoresheet even if he hasn’t scored since Boxing Day.
The likes of Juan Mata and Ander Herrera can be called upon to help United dominate possession and territory as they are expected to do.
Only three teams have conceded more goals than Leicester in the Premier League so far this season.
First-choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is still injured and centre-back Wes Morgan isn’t the most mobile of players. Outside of him, the same can be said of left-back Paul Konchesky. Antonio Valencia and Robin van Persie should be in for a good game then if they play out there.