Manchester United will travel to the King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City in round eight of the English Premier League. The Foxes are 13th in the table with eight points and the Red Devils are in the fourth spot with 14 points.
Leicester City is on a poor run lately with just one win in the previous six games in the league. The Foxes have drawn their previous two games and have only won two games in the season.
This is Leicester City shot map from the previous match against Crystal Palace. The Foxes managed to score two goals with ten shots attempted towards the goal. Five shots were on target for the Foxes and a few of the attempts were from outside the box.
Leicester City is yet to find their form from the last season. The Foxes have only attempted 74 shots so far with an average of nine shots per 90 minutes. The shooting accuracy is below 30% and only 21 shots have been on target got them. Foxes are also ranked very low for shots on target from inside the opposition penalty box. So far Leicester has played like a mid-table team and have performed way below the expected level.
Jamies Vardy is the top scorer with six goals so far. Youri Tielemans is the second-highest contributor with one goal and two assists. The Foxes will be without Ndidi who was injured in the previous match against Burnley.
Manchester United enter this match after a disappointing draw at home against Everton. The Red Devils will be without their main centre backs Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire. Varane was the latest player to get injured while playing for France in the international break.
Ole’s team has been one of the best-attacking sides this season. They are only behind their top two rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. The Red Devils have attempted 62 shots with positional shots and scored 14 goals so far. The team has the second-highest number of shots on target in the Premier League season.
Manchester United are ranked in the top three in most of the statistics. The match tempo is very high and better than other attacking teams like Manchester City and Liverpool. Ole’s men are the second-highest passers in the league and a lot of balls are played by them into the final third of the opposition.
However, the Red Devils have contested very few aerial and defensive duels. They have won the least amount of defensive duels in the league. The team has conceded six goals and the defence has managed to keep only one clean sheet.
Paul Pogba is still the highest assist provider in the league. The Frenchman has seven assists to his name. Bruno Fernandes provided an assist in the last game and has scored four goals so far. Cristiano Ronaldo is another threat and the Portuguese captain is coming after a good form in the international break.
As mentioned earlier, the Red Devils will be without the first two choice centre-backs. Fred could also miss the match as he would return late from International duty.
Leicester City go the better of their opponents last season. The Foxes won two games and one of the wins was in the FA cup. The other match in the league ended in a draw. This match could be a turning point in Leicester season. Manchester United will also look to bounce back into the league with a victory. The Red Devils would like to change their fortunes and return to winning ways.