With all eyes falling on the King Power Stadium this weekend, a victory for either Leicester or Manchester United will be enough to secure them a Champions League return when they face off on Sunday afternoon.
Hit with a 3-0 drumming away at an inconstant Spurs last weekend, the Foxes have failed to find their feet since returning from the enforced break and have sacrificed their spot in the top-four.
On the flip side, having to settle for a point against West Ham at Old Trafford on Wednesday evening, the Red Devils have managed to sneak themselves into pole position, despite showing their own recent blips.
However, enjoying an eye-catching second half of the campaign overall, United should be boosted by what is a stellar record against the Foxes.
Including picking up a 1-0 win when the two sides faced off earlier in the season, the Reds have now won each of their previous three meetings against Sunday’s hosts. Also winning seven of their last eight contests against Leicester, a similar outcome this weekend can be found priced at 6/5 with 888Sport.
The Foxes in freefall?
Shipping three goals in the opening 45 minutes away at Spurs last weekend, Leicester’s rather glaring issues at the back end of the season will be a huge concern for Head Coach Brendan Rodgers.
Coming under real scrutiny since making a return from football’s enforced break, the former Liverpool boss has seen his side win just a pair of their nine Premier League appearances since the restart.
With it appearing that their 2-0 win against Sheffield United last week was just an ever so minor bounce, the Foxes have already dropped points against the likes of Brighton, Watford and Bournemouth since making a return to action.
Enduring their worst run of the season so far, they should likely still be reeling from an embarrassing 4-1 collapse on the South Coast earlier in the month.
Slipping out of the top-four for the first time in recent memory and now in a real uphill battle if they’re to secure a shock Champions League finish, you might be interested to know that Sunday’s hosts are priced at 13/8 with Betfair to end the weekend with a spot in the top-four.
Elsewhere, Leicester fans would not have been glad to hear the news that the trio of Christian Fuchs, Ben Chilwell and James Maddison will all be unable to feature in the Foxes’ must-win showdown.
Greenwood to steal the show?
Putting in another sluggish display and having to come from behind to grab a point off of West Ham in midweek, Manchester United know that just another point will secure them a Champions League return.
While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side might travel to the King Power sat third in the standings, they did come crashing out of the FA Cup in a 3-1 hammering against Chelsea last weekend and have won just one of their last four matches across all formats.
If United are to end their top-four exile on Sunday, Solskjaer will be calling on the red-hot Mason Greenwood to lead their charge on the road.
Once again finding the net against the Hammers earlier in the week, the 18-year-old has become almost undroppable for the former champions and has already recorded five top-flight strikes since the restart.
In fact, no teenager has ever scored more goals in a single season in all competitions for United than Greenwood (17 – level with George Best in 1965-66, Brian Kidd in 1967-68 and Rooney in 2004-05).
You might be interested to know that the striking sensation can be found priced at 7/4 with Paddy Power to end his campaign with another strike on Sunday afternoon.