Leicester City vs Man Utd: Line-ups
Match Could Go Either Way
There is no question that the hosts have the tools to harm United on Boxing Day, but the Foxes have lost each of their last four Premier League matches with the Red Devils, while they have not beaten the 20-time English champions since a 5-3 success in September 2014.
United’s Premier League form has been excellent, winning six of their last seven, remaining unbeaten in the process; a record of eight wins, two draws and three defeats from 13 matches has brought them 26 points, which is enough for third spot in the table with a game in hand.
Leicester will again be without the services of Ricardo Pereira through injury, while the match is also expected to come too soon for central defender Caglar Soyuncu. Jamie Vardy is fit, with the experienced striker overcoming the groin issue that he picked up during the win over Tottenham. As a result, Vardy should lead the line with support from James Maddison and Ashley Barnes in the forward areas.
As for United, Scott McTominay and Aaron Wan-Bissaka both missed out against Everton through injury, but the pair could come back into the starting XI on Saturday afternoon. There will be changes from the side that triumphed in the EFL Cup, with Victor Lindelof, Fred, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and David de Gea all expected to return.
This has all of the makings of a brilliant game of football, and there should be goals at the King Power Stadium. United will be searching for yet another away victory, but Leicester’s recent form has been strong, and it will be a struggle to separate the two sides.