Manchester United visit the East Midlands on a high after once again reaching the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup in midweek, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side also thrashed Leeds 6-2 in the first top-flight meeting between the two fierce rivals for 16 years.
The Red Devils – now up to third in the table and just five points behind leaders Liverpool with a game in hand – are away-day specialists and have won a staggering 14 matches in a row on the road across all competitions, though are likely to face a stern test against Leicester this afternoon.
Brendan Rodgers’ men – boosted by the fitness of Jamie Vardy – currently sit a point ahead of United in second after bouncing back from defeat to Everton with a deserved win at Tottenham last weekend.
However, four of their five league losses so far this season have come at home – a record the visitors will be only too happy to exploit if given the chance.
With kick-off scheduled for 12.30pm GMT, follow all the build-up and live match action with Standard Sport’s blog below.
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Man United team news
Scott McTominay is a doubt for Manchester United and is not expected to be risked due to a knock sustained at the end of his man-of-the-match performance against Leeds.
Defenders Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo will not feature.
Leicester team news
Vardy is expected to be fit for the hosts, while Caglar Soyuncu could make his return to the bench after a groin injury.
Ricardo Pereira is out.
Leicester vs Man United head to head history and results
Standard Sport prediction: Leicester 1-1 Man United
The Foxes fully deserved their win over Tottenham last time out, playing Spurs at their own game, but will be wary of United’s impressive away form.
Jamie Vardy’s fitness will be key but I can see the points being shared.
How to watch Leicester vs Man United
TV channel: Today’s match will be televised live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, with coverage beginning at 11.30am.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Leicester City vs Manchester United is scheduled for an 12.30pm GMT kick-off today (Saturday, December 26, 2020).
The match will be held behind closed doors at the King Power Stadium.
Welcome to Leicester vs Man United coverage
Good morning, happy holidays and a very warm welcome to Standard Sport’s first live coverage of a busy Boxing Day slate in the Premier League.
Our first stop today is the King Power Stadium, where second meets third as Leicester battle Manchester United in what promises to be a festive cracker in the East Midlands.
Stay tuned for all the build-up and live match action.