Manchester United’s hectic schedule continues this week, as the Red Devils are back in action on Wednesday evening as they take on fierce rivals Leeds United. United will be looking for a second straight win, while Leeds will be looking for a huge three points in their battle to avoid relegation.
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Whisper it quietly, but Manchester United may actually be in a title race this season. The Red Devils have won each of their previous 13 games at Old Trafford, which is something that they haven’t managed since the 2010-11 season. At present, United sit eight points off the top of the standings, while they are three points better off than Tottenham Hotspur, who sit fifth.
The Red Devils could move level on points with Manchester City on Wednesday, and could overtake their cross city rivals before Pep Guardiola’s side are back in action. United maintained their winning home run against Crystal Palace on Saturday, as they picked up a 2-1 success. Bruno Fernandes netted the opener from the spot, before Marcus Rashford sealed the win with half an hour remaining. However, Casemiro’s red card means that he will be missing for the next three games.
It wasn’t a good weekend for Leeds United, as they dropped further into trouble in the Premier League. The Whites were beaten on the road by Nottingham Forest. That defeat, coupled with wins for a number of sides around them, means that they are now out of the bottom three on goal difference. However, a defeat by four or more goals at Old Trafford could drop them into the bottom three.
Leeds has gone six without a victory in the Premier League in recent weeks. During that run, they have suffered three defeats, and they have won a joint-league low of four games all season.
Man United vs Leeds United Head to Head
The Red Devils have been beaten in just one of their previous 17 Premier League fixtures against Leeds. That was a 1-0 away loss back in September 2002. Since the Whites returned to the Premier League, United have scored 15 goals against Leeds.
Man United vs Leeds United Prediction
This will be a tricky fixture for the Red Devils without Casemiro. However, we still struggle to see anything other than a victory for United at Old Trafford against their arch rivals this week.
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