Opta Big Match Stats: Man United to hush up Leicester

Wayne Rooney has scored a third of Man United's 2014/15 goals
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Man United will claim three points and a clean sheet away to Leicester, judging by these Opta stats...

"Leicester have netted just one goal in their last eight Premier League matches against Man United."
Best Bet: Back Man United to keep a clean sheet @ 2.6613/8

Leicester v Man United
Sunday, 13:30
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Match Odds: Leicester 5.79/2, Man United 1.674/6, The Draw 4.3100/30

The Red Devils have won their last nine successive Premier League games against Leicester

The perception that football folk are fickler than most isn't helped by recent events at Man United. Last weekend, we advised backing them for the Premier League title at 14.0, realising that their first victory was imminent over QPR. What we didn't realise was that a 4-0 romp past the Championship play-off winners would be enough to rocket them in to 9.28/1. Still, that shift reflects the consensus that they have now found the right formula. Leicester, who are winless in three at home, are in place to test the theory, and Man United were a point shy of having the best away record in the division last season.

Recommended Bet: Back Man United to win @ 1.674/6

The Foxes have netted just one goal in their last eight Premier League matches against Man United

One of the most encouraging aspects of Man United's 4-0 outclassing of QPR was that they obtained their second successive clean sheet after three games without - one of those a 0-4 loss at MK Dons. Suddenly, they can celebrate being the joint-second toughest-to-breach side in the Premier League behind Aston Villa. Their goals conceded tally of three goals is half the size of Chelsea and Arsenal's. Leicester's issue is that if Leonardo Ulloa doesn't fire, they don't, which has led to two blanks already - at home to Shrewsbury and away to Chelsea.

Best Bet: Back Man United to keep a clean sheet @ 2.6613/8

Wayne Rooney has scored in both of his Premier League appearances against Leicester

Rooney is up to 175 Premier League goals following his second of the campaign last time out against QPR, and strikes nine and 14 of that epic haul were blasted for Everton past Leicester on their previous top-flight cameo in 2003/14. The Foxes conceded five times across their three meetings with other "Big Seven" heavyweights Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal so far this term, so will be vulnerable to the Man United and England captain's incisive attacking.

Recommended Bet: Back Rooney to score @ 2.265/4

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