Man United vs Leeds United – Betting Preview
Man United did need to play the final 20 minutes of their game against Crystal Palace with 10 men, especially when Casemiro, a one-man midfield screen, was the player sent to the dressing room early after he inexplicably grabbed Will Hughes by the neck with both hands.
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The hosts hung on despite Jeffrey Schlupp’s looping consolation, as the Red Devils had already placed themselves two goals to the good by that time thanks to Bruno Fernandes’ penalty and Marcus Rashford’s 10th Premier League goal of the season.
Erik ten Hag’s team is in the driver’s seat for Champions League football as they sit comfortably in third place in the Premier League table, and Manchester City are now just three points clear of their local rivals following their loss to Tottenham Hotspur.
Those early-season defeats to Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion feel like an eternity ago for Erik ten Hag’s men.
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For those in white, whose brief three-game unbeaten run in all tournaments came to a cruel end against Forest last time out, tense prior matches between Man United and Leeds have been firmly consigned to history.
Despite their best efforts, Leeds were unable to break through inspired Forest debutant Keylor Navas.
The match was settled by the in-form Brennan Johnson’s sublime 14th-minute volley, and despite their best efforts, Leeds could not find a way through him.
Since their thrilling 4-3 triumph over Bournemouth on November 5, Jesse Marsch’s 17th-placed team has lost seven straight Premier League games. Only goal differential keeps them from slipping below the line after Everton draw level on points with the Whites by surprising league leaders Arsenal!
1×2 Betting Odds
Despite the fact that Casemiro has not participated in any of Man United’s last four Premier League games, the team led by Ten Hag shouldn’t allow the same thing to happen again.
Marsch’s team may anticipate suffering another multiple-goal defeat at Old Trafford, but the Red Devils’ margin of victory should not be as large this time. An eye-catching transfer window will not immediately solve all of Leeds’ difficulties!
So yes, as you would have expected, Man United are the favourites to win at home @ 1.52.
Leeds are languishing at the bottom of the table and fighting for survival, and their market odds of 6.70, makes them the underdogs in this.
The possibility of a draw and points shared between the two sides, stands @ 5.00.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.65.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.45.
Given the form that United are in, expect them to score a few goals against their opposition!
Leeds might get on the scoresheet themselves, but as the odds suggest, expect a comfortable home win for United!