Kick-off: 1700, 21/03/2021
Stadium: King Power Stadium
TV: BBC One
Leicester have claimed some notable scalps over the past few seasons but they don’t seem able to produce their best form when facing Manchester United.
The Red Devils have registered eight wins and a couple of draws from their last 10 head-to-head meetings, which makes them hard to oppose in this FA Cup quarter-final.
We’re happy to take 27/20 for an away win in normal time for our first Leicester vs Man Utd prediction.
A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds
Leicester are battling it out with United for second place in the Premier League and head into this tie on the back of a 5-0 drubbing of Sheffield United.
Kelechi Iheanacho hogged the headlines with a hat-trick versus the Blades, but Brendan Rodgers was also buoyed by the performance of Jamie Vardy.
The 34-year-old, who has only scored once in 2021 following surgery, had one effort headed off the line by Chris Basham and another saved by Aaron Ramsdale when through one-on-one.
However, Vardy laid on two inch-perfect assists from the left to leave Iheanacho with straightforward finishes and another cross led to an own goal.
“You know when he is at his best when he is moving and threatening the backline,” said Rodgers. “He may not have scored but he was very influential.
“You can see Kelechi’s combination with Jamie is very good. Jamie has always had that, it just gets overlooked because we focus on his goals. He has always been a creator also.
“Those two passes he has made for Kel’s goals were absolutely brilliant. He had other chances and was in there, he looked a threat all game. He is more than goals and gives so much to the game.”
United have been good at keeping tabs on Vardy, though, with four goals in 13 encounters a moderate return for such a prolific marksman.
Looking at the Leicester vs Man Utd odds, we like 17/2 for a 2-1 away win.
A Look At Manchester United’s Betting Odds
United were admittedly pegged back twice when drawing 2-2 at this venue in the league on Boxing Day, but we still believe they were the better team on that occasion.
In this competition, the Red Devils have done well in accounting for Liverpool and West Ham in the last couple of rounds.
That made it 15 straight domestic cup ties negotiated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if you exclude a series of heart-breaking semi-final defeats.
The Norwegian does seem comfortable with juggling the challenges of competing in these tournaments, the Europa League and trying to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“Of course, you want to win every game,” insisted Solskjaer after edging out the Hammers.
“We want to challenge and we want to go to the final. That’s what we’re here at Manchester United for.”
A strong squad gives United the chance to overcome Thursday night’s tough Europa League trip to AC Milan.
Let’s finish off our Leicester vs Man Utd betting tips by taking 19/4 for the Red Devils to be drawing at half-time and then win for a third straight FA Cup contest.
LEICESTER 5-0 Sheff Utd – Kelechi Iheanacho (3), Ayoze Perez, Ethan Ampadu (og)
MAN UTD 1-0 West Ham – Craig Dawson (og)
Head-to-head: Leicester 2-2 Man Utd, Leicester 0-2 Man Utd, Man Utd 1-0 Leicester, Leicester 0-1 Man Utd, Man Utd 2-1 Leicester
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