Man United v Leicester Betting Preview

SkySports1 Sunday 1st May / 1.30pm

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Leicester1X231/10BetVictor
Leicester (+0.5)Asian Handicap6/7BetVictor
Leicester 1-0Correct Score10/1Bet365
1-1Correct Score6/1Bet365
Riyad Mahrez (ew)First Goalscorer17/2Bet365

If you were told at the start the season that the Premier League could be won at Old Trafford on May Day, you wouldn’t have been completely shocked given that United were the 11/2 fourth favourites to lift the trophy once again.

But even the most ardent of Leicester fans wouldn’t have realistically dreamt that it would be their side who would be celebrating the title with a win here.

Nevertheless, Sky Bet report that 128 punters took odds of 5000/1 at the start of the season, while one doubled them with Bayern Munich to win the Champions League at 7/2 – a bet that stands to win £45k from just £2.

Claudio Ranieri’s side finished 14th with 41 points last season, just three points ahead of Aston Villa – and how their fortunes have varied since!

Leicester are on course to double that points tally, which they would do with two more wins this season, but all they care about is those three precious points.

While they are now just 1/20 to win the title, bookmakers think they’ll have to wait, with United 11/10 favourites here and Leicester as big as 31/10 with BetVictor.

However, we think that the bookmakers have underestimated Leicester again and suggest taking that 31/10, plus 6/7 on the Asian Handicap with a half-goal start.

Riyad Mahrez scored against Swansea last Sunday and later in the same day was crowned PFA Player of the season. He could be the difference here and we recommend backing him each-way to score the first goal at 17/2 with Bet365.

The reverse fixture ended 1-1 and it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if that was the final score again – Bet365 offer 6/1 and will refund stakes if the game ends 0-0 (which is more likely between these two teams than any other in the division).

However, we also like 1-0 Leicester at 10/1 – the Foxes have won two of their last three away games by that scoreline and the other was 1-0 until the 95th minute.

RECOMMENDED BETSMARKETODDSBOOKMAKERS
Leicester1X231/10BetVictor
Leicester (+0.5)Asian Handicap6/7BetVictor
Leicester 1-0Correct Score10/1Bet365
1-1Correct Score6/1Bet365
Riyad Mahrez (ew)First Goalscorer17/2Bet365