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Manchester United v Leeds United – Stats and Predictions 14-8-21 Old foes meet on opening day

Match: Manchester United v Leeds United

Competition: Premier League

Date: 14/8/21

Kick-off time: 12.30pm

Channel: BT Sport

Recent form

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Head to head record

Last 3 matches – Premier League only

25/04/21 Leeds United 0 – 0 Manchester United

20/12/20 Manchester United 6 – 2 Leeds United

21/02/04 Manchester United 1 – 1 Leeds United

Goal stats

  • Total match goals
Over 0.5 goals 83%
Over 1.5 goals 66%
Over 2.5 goals 43%
Over 3.5 goals 37%
BTTS - Yes 44%

Manchester United team goals

Over 0.5 goals 79%
Over 1.5 goals 64%
Over 2.5 goals 37%

Leeds United team goals

Over 0.5 goals 93%
Over 1.5 goals 68%
Over 2.5 goals 57%

Corner betting stats

Manchester United corner stats

Average corners for: 5.26

Average corners against: 4.39

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 39%
Over 10.5 corners 31%
Over 11.5 corners 19%

Leeds United corner stats

Average corners for: 5.86

Average corners against: 5.82

Over/ under corner % charts

Over 9.5 corners 57%
Over 10.5 corners 57%
Over 11.5 corners 43%

Card betting stats

Manchester United Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.64

Yellows against: 1.75

Top cards:

H Maguire – 11

L Shaw – 7

B Fernandez – 5

Fred – 5

Leeds United Card stats

Averages

Yellow for: 1.32

Yellows against: 1.54

Top cards:

K Phillips – 8

E Alioski – 7

L Ayling – 7

S Dallas – 6

Injuries

Manchester United injuries & suspensions

Out: A Telles, M Rashford and D Henderson

Doubtful: R Varane, J Sancho, E Cavani, J Lingard, E Bailey, and A Diallo

Suspended: None

Leeds United injuries & suspensions

Out: None

Doubtful: D Lorente and J Shackleton

Suspended: None

Manchester United v Leeds United Match Predictions & Trends

Can United avoid another rocky start to the season?

Manchester United’s title ambitions were pretty much in tatters after the first six games last season as they started very poorly having had little or no pre-season. There has been a mixed bag this year for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with new signings and key stars still not fully returned to training as early as he would have hoped. The Euros, Copa America, and the Olympic Games will affect everyone so it cannot be used as an excuse.

Marcelo Bielsa will be keen to avoid the 6-2 thumping his side received at Old Trafford last year and knows how important this fixture is to the traveling Leeds fans. Now that supporters are back in the stands, The Theatre Of Dreams should be bouncing for this highly anticipated fixture on Saturday lunchtime.

A majority of Leeds Utd’s wins last season were obtained with a margin of 2 goals or more (10 wins), while 8 of their wins had a 1-goal margin. In comparison, Manchester Utd’s wins were mostly with a 1-goal margin (11 wins), while 10 of their wins had a margin of 2 goals or more. The Red Devils conceded as many 1-goal margin defeats as defeats with a margin of 2 goals or more (3 defeats for each). Leeds on the other hand, had a margin of 2 goals or more (8 defeats), while 7 of their defeats had a 1-goal margin.

Match Prediction

Match result: Manchester United win

Correct score: Manchester United 2 v 0 Leeds United

Corner prediction: 10-12 match corners

Card prediction: 4-5 cards

Key trends

Of the 19 times that Manchester Utd’s opponents took the lead last season, Manchester Utd managed to score an equalizer, on 13 occasions, corresponding to an equalizing rate of 68%.

Leeds United’s average Points Per Game in their 19 away games was 1.5 last season

Manchester United took the lead 33 times and conceded an equalizer on 12 occasions, corresponding to a lead-defending rate of 64% last season

Referee data

Ref: TBC

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Average booking points