Manchester United vs Leicester City: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview | Soccer


Manchester United will look to maintain their perfect record in the Premier League this season when they host Leicester City on Saturday.

The Red Devils have recorded back-to-back 4-0 wins against West Ham and Swansea City to lead the English top flight with maximum points.

They will return to Old Trafford confident of recording a third victory against a Foxes side with only one win in their past six away games stretching back to last season.

Game Manchester United vs Leicester City
Date Saturday, August 26
Time 17:30 BST / 12:30 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live on television on BT Sport 1 and by stream via BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 1 BT Sport app

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on NBC and by stream via NBC Sports Live.

US TV channel Online stream
NBC NBC Sports Live

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS

Position Man Utd players
Goalkeepers De Gea, Romero, J. Pereira, O’Hara
Defenders Lindelof, Bailly, Jones, Smalling, Blind, Shaw, Valencia, Darmian, Tuanzebe
Midfielders Pogba, Mata, Lingard, A. Pereira, Carrick, Young, Herrera, Mkhitaryan, Fellaini, Matic
Forwards Lukaku, Martial, Rashford

Ashley Young and Luke Shaw have featured for United’s Under-23 side but this match will probably come too soon for them. Marcos Rojo is back in training, too, but will need to build up his fitness.

United have re-signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic but the striker will not be back from his knee injury until after Christmas.

Potential starting XI: De Gea; Valencia, Bailly, Jones, Blind; Pogba, Matic; Mata, Mkhitaryan, Martial; Lukaku.

Position Leicester players
Goalkeepers Schmeichel, Hamer, Jakupovic
Defenders Simpson, Chilwell, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Benalouane, Knight
Midfielders Drinkwater, Gray, King, Albrighton, Amartey, James, Mendy, Ndidi, Mahrez
Forwards Iheanacho, Vardy, Musa, Slimani, Okazaki, Ulloa

Robert Huth and Vicente Iborra will miss out with foot and groin injuries respectively, while Kelechi Iheanacho is back in training but may not be rushed into this fixture and Harry Maguire will have a knock to his knee monitored.

Jamie Vardy, Nampalys Mendy, Danny Drinkwater and Wes Morgan have all trained fully and should be available for selection.

Potential starting XI: Schmeichel; Simpson, Benalouane, Morgan, Fuchs; Mahrez, Drinkwater, Ndidi, Albrighton; Okazaki, Vardy.

BETTING & MATCH ODDS

Shinji Okazaki Leicester City

United are 1/3 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Leicester priced at 9/1 and the draw available at 9/2.

Romelu Lukaku is the 23/10 favourite to score first, with Marcus Rashford priced at 7/2. Click here to view dabblebet’s full selection of match markets.

GAME PREVIEW

Anthony Martial Manchester United

The second-season specialist seems to be alive and well in Jose Mourinho.

Manchester United’s superb start to the new Premier League campaign has them edging ever closer to Manchester City in the title betting, and there is now a substantial gap in the odds between the two neighbouring clubs and the rest of the field.

Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic could hardly have hoped for a more comfortable introduction to life with the Red Devils and United have not only benefited from their impact alone but also the depth their arrival has created.

Whereas last season the team’s plan B invariably involved Marouane Fellaini, this year Mourinho has the likes of Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial waiting for an opportunity from the bench.

After Christmas, the Portuguese will truly be spoiled for choice when Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes his comeback.

Leicester should present their sternest test yet if the evidence of the scare they gave Arsenal is anything to go by. With no fellow title contender on their fixture list until October, though, United’s current run could go on for a while longer yet.



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