Leicester vs Man Utd.
F.A. Cup Soccer/Football Predictions, Tips and Results For Games Played on Sunday 21, March 2021
Leicester City’s 5-0 win last time out has them in good shape for their second consecutive appearance in an FA Cup quarter final for the first time since the 1960s. However they haven’t beaten Manchester United in 13 H2Hs (D4, L9), and if they’re to end that here they’ll surely need to do better than their last FA Cup match which saw all three of Leicester’s shots on target arrive after the 80th minute!
With seven of their last eight home games witnessing a 2+ goal margin (W5, L3) this game may end up with a large swing either way. However three of the last six here actually saw the team that scored first go on to lose, so a goal before HT – as the ‘Foxes’ have managed in their last two matches at the King Power Stadium – could be a curse rather than a blessing.
Especially so, as this is a Man United side that’s won seven of the eight Premier League (PL) away games this season in which they conceded first! A 1-0 win at AC Milan in midweek will have only filled the ‘Red Devils’ with more confidence, and extended their unbeaten run across all venues to 14 games (W7, D7).
Within that is five straight away clean sheets (W3, D2), something Man United have also managed in three of their previous four FA Cup road trips (W3, D1), and three of their last five away H2Hs (W3, D2) – three of those five meetings saw the visitors score in both halves.
Players to watch: Kelechi Iheanacho’s 94th minute strike in the last round – his 11th FA Cup goal from 17 appearances – took Leicester to this point. He also netted a hat-trick last time out. Man United will look to Bruno Fernandes for inspiration as he’s scored a second-half strike in both previous H2Hs.
Hot stat: Four of Leicester’s last six home games featured exactly three yellow cards.
Prediction: Leicester  vs  Man Utd.