Manchester United vs Leeds: Date and Time, Team News, Head-To-Head, Betting Tips, Predictions
Preview Man United vs Leed United, 14 August, 2021

Premier League champions Manchester City get their 2021/22 title defence under way at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

It's a tricky opener to Pep Guardiola's quest for a fourth league title in five years, with Spurs looking to bounce back from an underwhelming 2020/21 season.

Manchester United vs Leeds: Date, Time and Venue

Start date: 14 Aug 2021 18:30

Location: Manchester

Venue: Old Trafford

Manchester United is going head to head with Leeds United starting on 14 Aug 2021 at 11:30 UTC at Old Trafford stadium, Manchester city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.

How to Watch Manchester United vs Leeds on TV Channels, Live Stream online

Sky Sports has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights for the Premier League in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland for the 2021-22 season.

Sky Sports will show all games of the Premier League 2021-22 live in the UK and Ireland, all these matches also stream live on Sky Go and Now TV digital platform (Website, App) with a premium subscription.

English Premier League 2021-22 games will be aired across NBC and NBCSN this season, with games also streamed live online via Peacock which replaces NBC Sports Gold. The new streaming service will give you access to all of NBC’s properties, show, and live events with the Premier League schedule one of the key parts of the new streaming platform.

Peacock is available three ways: Peacock offers an ad-supported free tier and an ad-supported premium tier for $4.99/month, serving no more than five minutes of advertising per hour. An ad-free version of the premium tier is also available for $9.99/month. Premium has more than 20,000 hours of content; free has about 13,000 hours.

All versions of Peacock will stream in 4K/HDR. NBC Sports and Peacock will present more than 175 exclusive Premier League matches on Peacock Premium in the 2021-22 season.

In total, Peacock Premium will present more than 1,500 hours of Premier League live match and shoulder programming – the most robust offering ever available in the U.S. Included are full-event replays for all 380 matches on-demand (after 9 p.m. ET).

Manchester United vs Leeds: Team News

Manchester United injuries and team news

Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones remain Man Utd’s only major injury concerns, though neither defender would have expected to feature had they been fit on Sunday.

Edinson Cavani will hope to return to the fold ahead of a possible ban.

Leeds injuries and team news

Robin Koch, Diego Llorente, Gaetano Berardi and Adam Forshaw are all out for Leeds on Sunday. Marcelo Bielsa will be tempted to name the same XI that hit five goals past Newcastle in mid-week.

Manchester United vs Leeds: Head - To - Head

2011/2012 Tue 20 Sep Leeds United 0 - 3 Manchester United League Cup
2009/2010 Sun 03 Jan Manchester United 0 - 1 Leeds United F.A. Cup
2003/2004 Sat 21 Feb Manchester United 1 - 1 Leeds United League
Tue 28 Oct Leeds United 2 - 3 Manchester United League Cup
Sat 18 Oct Leeds United 0 - 1 Manchester United League
2002/2003 Wed 05 Mar Manchester United 2 - 1 Leeds United League
Sat 14 Sep Leeds United 1 - 0 Manchester United League
2001/2002 Sat 30 Mar Leeds United 3 - 4 Manchester United League
Sat 27 Oct Manchester United 1 - 1 Leeds United League
2000/2001 Sat 03 Mar Leeds United 1 - 1 Manchester United League
Sat 21 Oct Manchester United 3 - 0 Leeds United League
1999/2000 Sun 20 Feb Leeds United 0 - 1 Manchester United League
Sat 14 Aug Manchester United 2 - 0 Leeds United League

Manchester United vs Leeds: Predictions

United carve out another away win

Amid talk of crisis and a possible sacking for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United moved up to 6th place and to within five points of top spot with a game in hand on Thursday evening, thanks to a dramatic 3-2 win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

True to type, United made life tough for themselves when they went behind in the Steel City, and though the Red Devils roared back with three goals between the 26th and 51st minute, they had to hold on at the end after they conceded another calamitous late effort.

Solskjaer’s away day specialists have now won a club record 10 Premier League matches on the road in a row, though their performances and results at Old Trafford continue to be a major source of concern.

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Leeds five-goal blitz

Leeds warmed up for their trip to the Theatre of Dreams with a confidence building demolition job on Newcastle, in which Marcelo Bielsa’s men rattled five goals past the Magpies in a 5-2 Elland Road hammering.

The victory – which was only Leeds’s second in seven assignments – shot the Yorkshiremen up to 13th spot, and another win in Manchester on Sunday could fire the newly promoted outfit right back into continental qualification contention.

To succeed this weekend, Leeds will have to shore up a defence that has conceded more attempts per away game on average (16) than all but two other Premier League clubs this term.

Expect goals at Old Trafford

Leeds’s slick passing, cavalier approach and commitment to attacking football makes them a great watch, though their pursuit of goals can often leave them looking very exposed at the opposite end.

No club has seen more goals scored in their Premier League fixtures than Leeds (48) so far this season, and their games have averaged a net-shredding 3.69 goals per 90 minutes overall since their promotion.

In addition, Leeds rank 4th for average attempts registered per game and 5th in the division for shots conceded, and Bielsa’s boys’ penchant for trading blows with their opponents should produce goals again on Sunday.

Man Utd’s struggles at Old Trafford have been well documented this season, though Solskjaer’s side have generally been at their worst against teams that sit deep. Leeds however, will do anything but this weekend, as they look to earn their supporters some bragging rights against their old rivals, and we should be treated to an open game as a result.

With chances likely to be plentiful at both ends, the over 3.5 goals market appeals at the prices quoted, while our 3-2 home win correct score prediction tips Manchester United’s superior power to eventually tell.

United – who have won five of their last six games – have already scored three or more goals in six separate Premier League matches this season, and with spaces to exploit against a forward-thinking Leeds team, the hosts rapid frontline should find plenty of joy.

Leeds crisp passing and clever final third manoeuvring has allowed them to plunder an average of 1.69 goals per game this season, and with their hosts still looking error-prone at the back, the Yorkshiremen will expect to impact the scoresheet in what should prove an eventful tussle.

Man Utd’s mid-week two goal hero Marcus Rashford also looks an excellent choice in the anytime goalscorer market this week. The forward put his searing pace to good use against the Blades at Bramall Lane, and the England international should have more spaces to run into against a Leeds team that likes to commit men further up the pitch.

Tip Reasoning

Leeds’s Premier League games have averaged 3.69 goals per 90 minutes this term.

No club has seen more goals scored in their Premier League fixtures than Leeds (48) so far this season.

Over 3.5 goals have been scored in 67% of Man Utd’s league matches this season.

Leeds have lost 50% of their six Premier League away games this season.

Manchester United vs Leeds: Betting Tips

Photo: Bettingexpert
Photo: Bettingexpert


Manchester United and Leeds open their season vs each other here in the Premier League. My bet for this game is Man United -1.5 goals. They are at home and I think they will smash Leeds here. Last year in the PL, Man United won 6-2 at home vs Leeds.

LEEDS (-2) (EH)

This is a match from the first week of Premier League 2021-2022. Taking into consideration, the statistics from last year 19 matches, in home games, Manchester United had a balance of total goals 38:28. From the other hand, Leeds in away games had a balance of total goals 34:33. Clearly, Leeds with the +2 points European handicap can win this bet. Good Luck to all.

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