Manchester United vs Leeds predictions and betting tips on February 8, 2023
On February 8, Old Trafford (Manchester) will host the match of the 8th round of the English Premier League, in which Manchester United will compete with Leeds. The battle will start at 21:00 CET.
The team by default sets the maximum tasks. And, to be frank, its global goal is finally to find a sensible successor for Ferguson. Solskjaer seemed to be “the One”, Rangnick completely failed. Ten Hag didn’t do well in the autumn: as we remember, being under his rule, the team finished the autumn segment in the 5th place. Still, there happened a worthy breakthrough in the Premier League after the pause; moreover, it was combined with cup success. Although, to tell the truth, the density of the schedule affected the club, and, as a result, after winning the derby with City, “the Mancunians” lost points in the match with Crystal Palace and were defeated by Arsenal. Speaking about the battle with “the Glaziers” in the previous round, the team caused problems for itself because of the stupid red card to Casemiro. Nevertheless, the team won that struggle.
The club is one of the most popular in the country. Still, it had to spend a long time in the Championship – only Bielsa was able to “pull it out”. However, even under the rule of Marcelo, “the Whites” suffered from “the syndrome of the second season” (that happened in 2021/2022). As a result, the management said goodbye to the Argentine specialist a year ago. But was it a good decision to believe in Marsch? By and large, “the Peacocks” are more or less marking time with the American coach and fighting for survival again. Rutter, Wober and even McKennie came to the ream in January as the suitable players for the higher mentioned mentor, but there were no victories in the Premier League for the whole month, and the success in the match with Cardiff in the FA Cup became possible only after a replay. Still, the next opponent, Nottingham Forest, defeated the team, moreover, the gates of the winner were saved, which did not spoil the debut of Keylor Navas for “the Foresters” – 0-1.
The statistics of head-to-head matches
The clubs began to play against each other in 2020 after a long, almost 10-year pause. Taking into account 4 head-to-head matches, Leeds could only take 1 draw with a 0-0 score in the last but one season.
Bookmakers do not believe that Leeds will suddenly make a surprise. It is even reasonable to bet on the victory of Manchester United with “a -1.5 goal handicap” (odd: 2.32).