Manchester United and Leeds will play in the 1st round of the Premiership on Saturday at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. Both teams try to get 3 points from this game, but as a temporary form, seems Manchester United is in better condition, after summers. The hosts ended a successful season, finishing 2nd, after leader Manchester City, but they did not have the opportunity for more. City was simply unbeatable at the top and with a difference of 14 points deservedly took the title.
Manchester United starts the season with the hope that this time it will show an even better game and fight for the 1st place, and every game is important, especially those at home. The statistics for the past season are interesting, according to which, as guests, Manchester United plays better than at home, but it is possible that this season things will change. During the summer transfer window, the hosts strengthened with Rafael Varane and Jaden Sancho, and this is expected to help in the fight for the title. Some players, such as Rashford and Teles, will not be able to take part in the match as they recover from treatment, but Pogba, Shaw, Matic and others are expected to be on the line. United’s bench is large, so the coach will have the opportunity to complete the starting lineup against Leeds.
The guests from Leeds had a good season for 2020-2021, but during the summer break, the controls failed to impress. They also lost to Ajax 4-0, and before that they also failed to record victories. However, against Manchester United the team plays very ambitiously, and I expect them to score a goal here as well. Last season, Leeds made a draw and a loss to United, and almost always the meetings between these two teams are filled with many goal positions and constant attacks on both gates.
Prediction – both teams to score – 1.75 from 22bet