The 2020/21 season is almost over, and some of the rescheduled matches in the Premier League will be played this week.
One of these matches will be held on Tuesday at Old Trafford, when Manchester United will face Leicester City.
What's happened so far?
Manchester United has had a memorable Premier League season in 2020/21, with a second-place finish on the cards. Despite a few blunders, the Red Devils have made positive strides under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tutelage, having not been beaten in any of their last 14 Premier League matches, the most recent of which was a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Dean Smith's Aston Villa.
Leicester City, on the other hand, seems to be repeating their nightmares from last season, despite the fact that they seemed to have learned their lessons. Indeed, a shock 4-2 loss to Newcastle United this past weekend demonstrates as much, with the Foxes dropping to 4th in the table, despite the gap to fifth remaining the same thanks to West Ham United's loss to Everton.
Leicester City came back from a goal down twice to force Manchester United to a 2-2 draw in the reverse fixture, which took place at the King Power Stadium in December.
Busy week for Ole's men
Manchester United has a full week ahead of them, with games against Aston Villa on Sunday and Liverpool on Thursday. The Red Devils, however, have no intention of slowing down, knowing they will hand the Premier League title to Man City with a fall.
Leicester is under pressure as well, with a tough run-in ahead of them, and their determination is fraying. With Liverpool making a late run, a defeat to Newcastle on Friday has put doubt on their top-four hopes. Can the Foxes, on the other hand, turn around an abysmal record at Old Trafford and maintain their fourth-place lead?
Leicester’s Old Trafford issues
In recent seasons, this hasn't been Leicester's favorite venue, with the Foxes losing 10 of their last 11 away games against Man United. That's not the kind of thing they want to hear as they prepare for what may be a pivotal match in their search for fourth place.
The Foxes have lost all four of their previous visits to this ground, so they must be concerned about their chances. United has won six of their last seven Premier League games, and the Red Devils have a strong enough squad to keep the streak going.
United fired up
United has four Premier League games remaining, and they want to keep Man City waiting as long as possible to win the trophy. The Red Devils have a strong record in big games this season, going undefeated against the top six teams, and we expect them to win.
United seem to be decent value for a win, though Leicester to score is also worth considering. Both teams have scored in 19 of United's 35 Premier League games, and BTTS has occurred in four of their last five, so we're backing the Red Devils to win as well as both teams to score.