class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having shared eight goals in their last meeting at Old Trafford, Al Hain-Cole expects the Red Devils and Bielsa's men to provide plenty of action
Manchester United will be hoping to get their Premier League season off to a winning start when they welcome Leeds United to Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Red Devils enjoyed a promising campaign last season, finishing second to a Manchester City team that ran away with the title.
Manchester United vs Leeds latest odds
Aiming to build on that with a genuine title challenge this season, Man Utd are 8/15 (1.53) favourites with bet365 to make a strong start by coming out on top against their historic rivals.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds secured an impressive top-half finish on their long-awaited return to the top flight and are available at 19/4 (5.75) to keep that momentum going by pulling off a shock win here.
The last meeting between this duo resulted in a 0-0 draw at Elland Road, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them cancelling each other out yet again here.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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The game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Manchester United vs Leeds team news
Marcus Rashford and Alex Telles are both injured, while Dean Henderson and Jesse Lingard are absent due to Covid-19 and Eric Bailly, Amad Diallo, Edinson Cavani and new signings Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho are unlikely to start after only returning to training this week.
Diego Llorente, Junior Firpo and Jason Shackleton are all doubtful due to injury, while Kalvin Phillips may not be ready for action after his late start to the pre-season.
Manchester United vs Leeds preview
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team will have fond memories of this fixture last season, when they ran out emphatic 6-2 winners in an extraordinarily open match.
While a repeat of that scoreline might be too much to expect, goalmouth action is unlikely to be in short supply once again if the visitors’ pre-season form is anything to go by.
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The Whites failed to keep a single clean sheet in six friendly matches, conceding at least twice in five of those games and being thrashed 4-0 by Ajax in their penultimate clash.
Manchester United vs Leeds tips & predictions
Missing some key defenders and potentially without Phillips providing his defensive shield in midfield, odds of 6/5 (2.20) look solid on Leeds coming unstuck in Manchester United’s 10th league home game in 12 to feature over 2.5 goals.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.