Leicester City vs Manchester United Community shield, Predictions, Betting Tips & preview
Manchester United will play their first competitive game under Jose Mourinho this coming weekend, as they face off against Premier League Champions Leicester City at Wembley. Below is our match preview, prediction and betting tips.
Game: Leicester City vs. Manchester United
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London
Kick off: 3PM, Sunday 7th August
Leicester City are the named home team as Premier League Champions when they meet FA Cup winners Manchester United at Wembley for the Community Shield this weekend. As well as this being ‘the special one’s’ first game in charge, it’ll also be the first of many games where Ranieri’s men aim to demonstrate they are far from a one hit wonder.
Pre-season hasn’t exactly gone swimmingly for United at the time of writing. Despite extra preparation being afford to them after the cancellation of their meeting with rivals Man City, United didn’t look great in a 4-1 loss to Dortmund.
Leicester have fared better against their so far more modest opponents, beating Oxford and holding Celtic to a 1-1 draw. But it’s the start of a very testing week for City who face PSG, Barcelona and a lot of air miles before touching down in the capital on Thursday morning.
Match Predictions and Betting Tips
With Jose Mourinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovich on board, there’s nothing United cannot achieve. Or so you would think. Despite going on to win the league, Leicester were chastised all season and will start this one as ‘maybe a Europa League side’ in the eyes of the majority.
United are no stranger to featuring in the Community Shield, and the betting odds reflect that making them a clear favourite. Best odds for United to win are 19/20 with Bet365. Leicester are the outsiders, but given previous heroics they’re also the value at best odds of 16/5 with Betfred.
Based purely on what we know this Leicester side are capable of achieving, I have no choice but to believe Leicester can at least avoid defeat in this game, which then points us in the direction of Leicester City +0.5AH as our first betting tip. The foxes are fantastic value at 19/20 with Bet365.
These games are traditionally tight, and a correct score prediction of 1-1 could be a good shout, and it may even be worth a bet at best odds of 6 with William Hill.
Jamie vs. Zlatan
For Leicester there’s no fire without Vardy and England hitman is a likely goal scorer in this one at a price of 12/5 with 888, but he isn’t where I’ll hang my hat.
To have played at the top level and have so much success means you must be doing something right, so who would be surprised if the big man contributed here. Zlatan has registered a combined five goals during his last three debuts for Barcelona, AC Milan and PSG.
Our second prediction and betting tip is that Zlatan Ibrahimovich will score with best odds of 7/5 being offered by Betfair sportsbook and Coral.
Free Betting Tips
Leicester City +0.5AH - 19/20 with Bet365
Correct score prediction
Manchester United 1-1 Leicster City - 6/1 with William Hill
Anytime goalscorer prediction
Zlatan Ibrahimovich - 7/5 with betfair and coral