Manchester United vs Leeds United Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 02/20/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 9:00 am ET, Sunday, February 20, 2022
Venue:  Elland Road, Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Where to Watch:  USA Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks


Bet365:  Moneyline:  Man Utd -125, Draw +280, Leeds +300; Over/Under:  3 goals
 

Season Record

Manchester United:  12-7-6 (4th place, Premier League)
Leeds United:  5-8-10 (15th place, Premier League)
 
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Manchester United vs Leeds United Preview and Analysis

 
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Manchester United:  WDDDW
Leeds United:  LDLWL
 
 
 

Manchester United Analysis

Man Utd is coming into this match not playing in the best form recently. They have won just 1 of their last 3 matches but they only have 1 loss in their last 8 matches, collecting 4 wins and 3 draws in that span. When playing away from home, they do not have a loss in their last 7 matches but they have only won 3 of those matches. They have been trending to the under in their recent matches. They have gone under 2.5 goals in their last 5 straight matches and in 7 of their last 9. When playing away from home, they have gone over 2.5 goals in 2 of their last 3 matches but they have gone under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 matches. They have scored 40 goals in their 25 matches this year while allowing 32 goals. When playing away from home, they have scored 19 goals in 12 matches and have allowed 16 goals.
 
 

Leeds United Analysis

Leeds is coming into this match playing in awful form in their recent matches. They have lost 2 of their last 3 matches and 3 of their last 5 with just 1 win in that span. When playing at home, they have lost 2 of their last 3 matches and they only have 1 win in their last 4. They have been trending to the over in their recent matches. They have gone over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches and in 8 of their last 10. When playing at home, they have gone over 2.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches. They have scored 27 goals in 23 matches this year and they have allowed 46 goals in those matches. When playing at home, they have scored 13 goals in 11 matches and have allowed 17 goals.
 

 

Manchester United vs Leeds United Prediction

Man Utd is coming into this match playing in much better form than Leeds have been in recently but Man Utd have also had their own problems as well. They are coming off of a much needed win in their last match and they did not even concede a goal in that match. Man Utd have a lot more talent and skilled players on their side as they are a giant in this league while Leeds is lucky to even be playing in the Premier League. Man Utd are currently sitting in the final Champions League spot right now but they have some teams trailing close behind and they need to get in motion and start picking up some points in their matches to maintain their position. They should be motivated to do so but they also have a Champions League match coming up this week and that may result in a lesser effort and a weaker lineup for them in this match. Leeds can score goals though and if Man Utd is to underestimate them in this match then they could be caught off guard here and suffer for it. Man Utd have not been performing their best recently and with the midweek match coming up, they could be looking at another squandered opportunity for 3 points here.
 
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Key Injuries

 
Manchester United:  Eric Bailly (CB) Ankle Injury. Nemanja Matic (CDM) Shinbone injury. Edinson Cavani (CF) groin strain. Raphaël Varane (CB) Stomach complaints. Mason Greenwood (RW) Suspended.
Leeds United:  Kalvin Phillips (CDM) Hamstring Injury. Patrick Bamford (CF) Hamstring Injury. Charlie Cresswell (CB) Shoulder Injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
“I think someone has put a curse on us or something.” - David de Gea on the performance of Man Utd in their recent matches.
 
 
“A classic game is always a challenge that is very motivating.” - Marcelo Bielsa on his team’s motivation to play hard in this match.
 
 

Predicted XI

 
Manchester United
David De Gea, Diogo Dalot, Raphaël Varane, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho.
 
Leeds United
Illan Meslier, Junior Firpo, Pascal Struijk, Diego Llorente, Luke Ayling, Robin Koch, Jack Harrison, Adam Forshaw, Rodrigo, Raphinha, Daniel James.
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Manchester United
Goals: Cristiano Ronaldo (9)
 
Leeds United
Goals: Raphinha (8)
 
Managers:
Manchester United: Ralf Rangnick
Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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