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In the latest edition of one of English football’s biggest rivalries, Leeds United host Manchester United on Sunday. This key Premier League fixture always has an edge given the long-standing hatred between the clubs however, Sunday is about more than Lancashire/Yorkshire bragging rights. Both clubs are desperate for three points at Elland Road as their respective seasons threaten to unravel. Here at freebet.com we’ll preview this huge Premier League fixture, providing up-to-date team news, expert betting tips and match odds from our betting partners at Paddy Power.
Leeds United are still without several first team players including Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Leo Hjelde. Junior Firpo and Stuart Dallas face late fitness tests.
Manchester United are almost back to full strength as Raphael Varane returns. Edinson Cavani remains their only notable absentee.
Leeds United vs Manchester United
Manchester United have not lost a league game to Leeds United since September 2002. The corresponding fixture at Elland Road last season finished goalless however Manchester United ran out comfortable 5-1 winners when Leeds visited Old Trafford earlier this season.
Manchester United are actually unbeaten away from home in the league since their embarrassing 4-1 loss at Watford. The Red Devils have not scored more than one goal in a game in any competition since winning 3-1 at Brentford in mid-January but we feel that could be about to change.
Man United are averaging almost 20 shots per game in recent matches but have been unable to convert those chances into goals. Taking on a Leeds United side possessing one of the league’s worst defensive records, Manchester United are a massive price of 11/4 to score over 2.5 team goals.
If you’re considering over 2.5 team goals for Manchester United then over 3.5 match goals is also worth considering at 13/8.
Cristiano Ronaldo finally ended his goal drought against Brighton with a sensational strike and will inevitably prove popular in all goal scorer markets but it’s the other Portuguese star that’ll line up for the visitors that has caught our eye. Bruno Fernandes scored a hat-trick when Leeds United visited Old Trafford in August and was also back amongst the goals against Brighton on Tuesday. Midfielder, Fernandes is 4/1 to open the scoring at Elland Road whilst he is extremely back-able at 6/4 to score at any time.
- Leeds United: 3/1
- Draw: 11/4
- Manchester United: 22/25