Man United vs Leeds United – Betting Preview
In the first of two encounters in a week on Wednesday, Manchester United will take on Leeds United at Old Trafford in an effort to extend their winning streak at the stadium to 14 games across all competitions.
The weekend saw Erik ten Hag’s 10 men upset Crystal Palace 2-1, while the Whites’ relegation concerns increased following a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest.
Man United Preview
The Red Devils have won each of their previous 13 home games, and a fourth straight victory in all competitions only helps them gain momentum as they prepare for their two-legged Europa League match against Barcelona and the EFL Cup final against Newcastle United later this month.
With their comfortable third-place finish in the Premier League standings and the loss to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City are now only three points ahead of Erik ten Hag’s club in the race for Champions League football.
For Erik ten Hag’s team, those early-season losses to Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion seem like a lifetime ago.
With the exception of a 1-0 victory over West Ham United in October, Ten Hag’s prolific players have scored at least twice in 12 of those games. a tally of six league goals conceded at Old Trafford is the joint-best home defensive record in the league alongside Newcastle.
Leeds United Preview
Leeds’ record against teams in the podium spots is not a pretty one, as they have drawn once and lost seven of their last eight Premier League games against teams that started the matchday in the top three.
Additionally, seven of Leeds’ last nine away Premier League games have resulted in defeat.
Since Leeds won promotion back to the top flight in 2020, Man United has won 6-2 and 5-1 at Old Trafford against the Whites, taking 10 of the possible 12 points on offer.
Their most recent meeting, which took place in February, also saw a tonne of goals scored, as the Red Devils defeated the Whites 4-2 at Elland Road.
1×2 Betting Odds
The Red Devils are eyeing their seventh consecutive win on home soil, and they will continue to rely on Marcus Rashford, who scored his 10th goal of the process against the Eagles.
The home side are hot favourites to win here with odds standing @ 1.52.
The Whites, on the other hand, failed to impress in a 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest, and given their poor away record (1-2-7) in the 2022/2023 season, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise!
Leeds are massive underdogs in this… their market odds of winning stand @ 6.55.
The possibility of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 5.00.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.65.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.45.
Manchester United scores 3.8 goals in a match against Leeds United and Leeds United scores 1 goals against Manchester United (on average).
Plus, Man United are in an awesome form while Leeds are in a completely different boat. Expect a comfortable home win at Old Trafford.