Manchester United lifted the gloom over Old Trafford last week by hammering QPR 4-0 but one swallow doesn’t make a summer and it doesn’t necessarily follow that they’ll justify their slender odds of 4/6 (Stan James) by brushing aside Leicester too.
The Foxes have started the season impressively, in light of the difficulty of their fixtures and although bet365’s 9/2 for them to secure maximum points is perhaps a touch ambitious, BetVictor rate Nigel Pearson’s side at a generous 16/5 in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market and they benefit from a goal start in bet365’s handicaps at 5/4.
Punters desperate to back United would be wise to combine the away win with both teams scoring at 23/10 (William Hill) but at this point any wagers on Louis van Gaal’s charges seem risky until his major signings have had time to bed in.
Admittedly, the visitors look formidable going forward and Leicester will struggle to contain their mouth watering attacking line-up but in Leonardo Ulloa, a 10/3 chance at Ladbrokes to notch at any time, the Foxes have their own goal threat and are more than capable of giving United a fright.
Leonardo Ulloa to score at any time – 10/3 (Ladbrokes)