The final Champions League automatic qualifier is still up for grabs in the Premier League, which makes Tuesday’s Manchester United-Leicester City odds all the more interesting. Leicester City is currently in fourth place, and the Foxes final three EPL matches come against Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham, a rather difficult close to the season. BetRivers.com is proud to provide a wide variety of Manchester United-Leicester City odds, props, and teasers for Tuesday, May 11. Rob Dauster is here to break down what’s at stake on Tuesday and gives his picks based off the Manchester United-Leicester City odds.
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MANCHESTER UNITED (20-10-4, 70pts) vs. LEICESTER CITY (19-6-10, 63pts), 1:00 p.m. ET
LEICESTER CITY: +123 ML
MANCHESTER UNITED: +235 ML
DRAW: +245 ML
Over 2.5: -114
Under 2.5: -109
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As it currently stands, Leicester is sitting with a fairly comfortable lead on West Ham and Liverpool for the fourth spot in the Premier League table, a spot that would send them back to the Champions League next year.
With three matches left to play, they lead West Ham by five points, Liverpool by six, Tottenham by seven and Everton by eight. But the Foxes have by far the most difficult run-in of the teams fighting for that last Champions League place. In addition to playing United today, they get Chelsea — the hottest team in Europe — next Tuesday and Spurs on the final day of the season. Throw in the fact that Liverpool have a game in hand, and the fact that Leicester have been off form for weeks, and I’m not even sure you can consider them favorites to finish fourth as of today.
United are on fantastic form at the moment. They are unbeaten in their last 14 matches, they have won five of their last six at home and they have outscored opponents 21-6 in those six matches at Old Trafford. Edison Cavani has been a revelation, scoring eight goals in his last seven matches and earning himself a new contract with the Red Devils.
Now, it is worth noting that Leicester have changed some things in the last two months. They are now playing a three-at-the-back system, an attempt to get both Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho on the pitch at the same time. It’s worked — Iheanacho has scored 10 goals since the start of March, more than anyone else in the league — but it has also left Leicester’s defense exposed. We all saw them give up four goals to Newcastle at the weekend, and while their attack has been more potent with the two strikers on the field together, the majority of their xG has come against the bottom of the table sides. United has the best defense this side of Man City. This will be an entirely different animal.
Now, the bugaboo here is that this is a dreadful spot for United.
They played in the Europa League semifinals on Thursday. They played Villa on Sunday. And they have Liverpool on Thursday. They’ve locked up Champions League qualification, and the only way they can win the league is if they win out and City loses out. There really is not all that much left for them to play for.
Leicester has it all to play for. I expect United to play a rotated side, and I do believe Leicester will be at full strength. Even with their backups on the pitch, I think there is enough attacking impetus for United while I do believe Leicester’s attack will break through. So I like the over here, and I also think there is value on both teams scoring at (-141).