Opta Stats: Manchester United v Leicester

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Can Manchester United get off to a flying start in their Friday night match against Leicester? Opta reveals all.

"The last time Man Utd and Leicester City met on the opening weekend of a Premier League campaign was back in 1998-99, with Man Utd coming back from 0-2 behind to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford."

Both teams to score is 2.111/10.

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games against Leicester City, winning four and drawing three. The draw is 4.3100/30.

At Old Trafford, Leicester City have lost on seven of their last eight visits in the league (D1), scoring a total of just three goals in that period. Manchester United are 1.528/15 to win.

Man Utd have won their opening fixture more often than any other side in Premier League history (17). They are 2.26/5 to win half-time/full-time.

The last time Man Utd and Leicester City met on the opening weekend of a Premier League campaign was back in 1998-99, with Man Utd coming back from 0-2 behind to draw 2-2 at Old Trafford. Both teams to score is 2.111/10.

This is only the second time in English Football League history that the top-flight season has kicked off on a Friday, and Leicester have been involved both times. The other occasion was last season, when Leicester lost 3-4 at Arsenal. Over 3.5 goals is 3.65.

Manchester United have only lost one of their 10 Premier League games played on a Friday (W6 D3 L1), though this came in their last such match, vs Brighton in May 2018. You can lay Manchester United at 1.538/15.

At home, the Man Utd are unbeaten in 20 top-flight league games played on a Friday (W14 D6). Their last such defeat came back in April 1950 (0-2 vs Birmingham). The draw half-time/Manchester United full-time double result is 4.03/1.

Man Utd forward Romelu Lukaku has scored four goals in his last six Premier League games against Leicester. He's 2.111/10 to score.

Man Utd's Juan Mata has scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances against Leicester. Mata is 4.57/2 to find the net.

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