Leicester – Manchester United will be a beauty to kick off the Boxing Day action in the Premier League on Saturday (start time 7:30am ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) as the Foxes and Red Devils have both surged up the table in recent weeks and sit second and third respectively.
Brendan Rodgers has Leicester looking lethal on the counter against the big boys as they’ve now beaten Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham already, and they’re set up differently this season as they sit back and hit teams on the counter.
Similarly Manchester United have been ruthless in recent weeks, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have finally decided to switch to all-out attack mode and they’ve brushed teams aside.
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Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Leicester – Manchester United.
Leicester will have Jamie Vardy back fit, as he hobbled off late on in the win at Tottenham but the Foxes top goalscorer starts in an unchanged side. Aside from that, Caglar Soyuncu is close to a return but Ricardo Pereira is still out.
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An unchanged XI for the Foxes on Boxing Day 🔵
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Manchester United are without Aaron Wan-Bissaka who picked up a groin injuries in the win against Leeds United, as Eric Bailly comes in for him at right back.
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What they’re saying
Brendan Rodgers on not having a game for six days before this: “It gives us a chance to recover some players, which can help and allows us to be a fraction fresher for the weekend.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on McTominay, Wan-Bissaka being injured: “Hopefully, it won’t be too long. Apart from that, I think everyone is, more or less, okay.”
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Leicester (+185) are the slight underdogs, while Manchester United (+135) are the favorites but this seems risky. The draw at +245 seems enticing.
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Both teams love to counter, so this could be a bit of a stalemate. Manchester United have the better individuals in attack, and I expect that to be the difference. Leicester City 1-2 Manchester United.
How to watch Leicester – Manchester United stream and start time
Kick off: 7:30am ET, Saturday (Boxing Day)
TV Channel: NBCSN
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com