Manchester United head into the third week of this season’s Premier League action at the top of the table, following consecutive 4-0 wins against West Ham United and Swansea City.

Their opponents this weekend come in the shape of Leicester City, who boast three points having lost to Arsenal in the first game of the new season, before beating Brighton 2-0 last weekend.


United are clear 1/3 favourites to continue their winning run, with the best price (at the time of writing) coming with Bwin and 188 Bet at 10/29, according to Oddschecker.

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The draw is best priced 23/5 with Marathon Bet, whilst an away win for Leicester on Saturday evening comes at between 8/1 and 12/1, best priced with Black Type.


The seven shortest prices for first goalscorers are all United players, which is understandable given the red hot form of Mourinho’s men. Romelu Lukaku is the expected favourite to score first, priced best with Marathon Bet at 14/5. Anthony Martial is generally priced at 5/1 to open the scoring, with that being the best price available at many bookmakers, including Sky Bet.

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The other United players all valued more likely to score first than any of the opposing team are Marcus Rashford (5/1), Henrikh Mkhitaryan (11/2), Juan Mata (6/1), Paul Pogba (13/2) and Jesse Lingard (7/1).

Leicester’s obvious danger man is Jamie Vardy and he is priced as short as 8/1 with Paddy Power, but best priced at 10/1 by a variety of bookmakers, including William Hill and Betfred.

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Ex-City man Kelechi Iheanacho is Leicester next biggest threat by price at 10/1 to 11/1 all round, but best priced 12/1 by Bwin.

Correct Score

The Red Devils and their fans will be hoping for a replica scoreline of their first two games of the season: 4-0. United are priced best at 16/1 with Sky Bet to make it a hat-trick of 4-0 victories by putting Leicester to the sword on Saturday evening.

The last two games between the two sides have ended in a three-goal victory for United, with a 3-0 win for Mourinho’s men most recently, and a 4-1 victory in the previous fixture.

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United to win 3-0 is best priced 17/2 with Bet Stars, whilst they are a generous 20/1 with Bet365 to win 4-1.

Leicester to win 2-0 in a repeat of their scoreline from last weekend is an incredible 70/1 with Winner Sports, whilst a narrower 2-1 victory is best priced 30/1 with the same bookmaker.

The consensus

It comes as absolutely no surprise that Manchester United are the runaway favourites in this fixture, considering the blistering goal scoring form that they are in.

Our bet: United 3-0 Leicester (17/2)