Leicester vs Manchester UnitedEnglish Premier League, KO: 12:30 Dec 26, 2020, King Power Stadium
LEICESTER will lock horns with Manchester United at the King Power Stadium on Saturday lunchtime to kick-off a Boxing Day bonanza of Premier League football.
The Foxes have been among the overachievers in the Premier League this season and go into this festive showdown sitting second in the standings.
Last time out Brendan Rodgers charges chalked up their sixth road success of the season with an impressive 2-0 win away at Tottenham.
However, it's been a different tale on home turf for Rodgers and Co who have lost four of their seven King Power clashes, and that does not bode well ahead of a Boxing day bout with away day specialists Man United.
The Red Devils boast a remarkable 100% Premier League road record – a flawless six wins from six – and they will fancy their chances of extending that sequence on Saturday lunchtime.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side savaged Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford last Sunday before sealing a place in the League Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win away at Everton in midweek.
Leicester – winless in each of their last 11 Premier League meetings with Man United – are slight outsiders here at 2/1 with SportNation, while a point apiece is priced up at 13/5 with the same firm.
Manchester United are targeting an eleventh consecutive top-flight road success and Solskjaer's side are best-priced at 7/5 with Bet 365 to conquer the King Power.
I spoke about this fixture on this week's edition of the Gambla Bet Builder Podcast with a view to backing both teams to receive over one card, a 5/4 shot with Bet 365.
Leicester are averaging 2.14 cards per game this season – the second highest tally in the division – and they have picked up at least two cards in six of their last seven top-flight tussles.
Manchester United, meanwhile, occupy a place in the middle of the disciplinary standings with their 1.54 cards per game average, but I'm prepared to look beyond that here in what should be fiercely competitive contest between two in-form outfits.
What's more, card-happy Mike Dean is the man in the middle for this Boxing Day dust-up and he is averaging 4.10 cards per game this season – the third highest cards per game average of any top-flight match officials this term.
When digging slightly deeper it can be seen that the Wirral-born whistler has shown both teams two or more cards in five of the last six league fixtures that he has officiated and that only adds to the appeal of siding with a repeat on Saturday.
It's also worth noting that the above-mentioned Bet Builder has landed in each of Leicester's last four games as well as 50% of United's away matches in the Premier League this season.
Five of the seven sides to visit this venue this season have got on the scoresheet and BTTS has banked in each of United's nine Premier League and continental clashes away from Old Trafford this term.
This English Premier League match between Leicester and Manchester United will be played on Dec 26, 2020 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Leicester vs Manchester United prediction.