Manchester United vs Leeds Predictions
Manchester United’s defence leaves a lot to be desired and will face a stern test from Leeds’ high energy approach. This should be a fantastic match with plenty of goals scored at Old Trafford.
- Manchester United have seen BTTS in 8 of their last 10 matches (all competitions).
- Manchester United have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
- Leeds have seen BTTS in their last 3 matches (Premier League).
- Leeds have seen over 3.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches (Premier League).
Head to Head
Manchester United have a 36-23 advantage against Leeds with 30 draws in 89 matches.
The last competitive match between these clubs was in the 2011/12 League Cup. The Red Devils won 3-0 in Leeds with Michael Owen bagging a brace and Ryan Giggs wrapping it up.
Manchester United Form
Manchester United have been very inconsistent this season. The Red Devils are currently five points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with a game in hand.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side failed to reach the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds. They lost 3-2 in Leipzig in their final game and will now face Real Sociedad in the Europa League Round of 32.
Man United returned to the EPL with a 0-0 draw at home against Man City. Their last match was a 3-2 win at Sheffield United on Thursday.
Manchester United fell behind again but Marcus Rashford scored twice either side of Anthony Martial to establish a 3-1 lead. They held on after the Blades reduced the deficit in the 87th minute.
Manchester United Injuries & Team News
Centre-back Marcos Rojo remains injured and striker Edinson Cavani is doubtful. The 33-year-old has until 4 January to respond after being charged with misconduct by the Football Association for an Instagram post.
Goalkeeper Dean Henderson is likely to make way for David de Gea after his howler in Sheffield.
Luke Shaw, Fred, Juan Mata and Scott McTominay and are in line to return to the starting side with Nemanja Matic and Mason Greenwood dropping to the bench.
Leeds have been struggling for consistency this season. A 1-0 win at Everton was followed by a 3-1 defeat against Chelsea after Patrick Bamford put them ahead at Stamford Bridge.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side took the lead again at home against West Ham. Mateusz Klich converted an early penalty in a tough 2-1 defeat.
Leeds took their frustration out Newcastle with a 5-2 home win on Wednesday. Goals to Patrick Bamford, Rodrigo, Stuart Dallas, Ezgjan Alioski and Jack Harrison got it done in a match the dominated.
The Whites had 64% possession and 25-10 shots at Elland Road including 2.95-1.44 expected goals.
Leeds Injuries & Team News
Centre-back Robin Koch and right back Gaetano Berardi are injured. Midfielder Adam Forshaw is doubtful and striker Diego Llorente is injured.
Spanish attacking midfielder Pablo Hernández came off the bench against Newcastle and provided two assists. He could have earned a starting spot in Manchester.