United look to boost top-four hopes

Ralf Rangnick

Manchester United (2/1 – Top 4 Finish) will be hoping to cement their position in fourth when they travel to Elland Road on Sunday (14:00 KO) to take on Leeds United, while Wolves and Leicester City also face off at 16:30.

The Red Devils may not be fully adapting to Ralf Rangnick’s methods, as reports of squad disharmony continue to crop up, but the 20-time English champions do head to West Yorkshire on a six-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.

United occupy fourth place in the standings ahead of the fixture, one point clear of fifth-placed West Ham and sixth-placed Arsenal, although the Gunners have a couple games in hand on Rangnick’s men.

It is imperative the red side of Manchester continue to churn out victories and they are set to be boosted by the return of France international Raphael Varane, who missed the Brighton game because of a stomach issue, while midfielder Nemanja Matic could also be included.

Leeds start the day five points above the relegation zone and they have taken just one point from their last three matches, with a draw against Aston Villa sandwich between defeats to Newcastle and Everton.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side look bereft of confidence right now and they remain without Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper, Leo Hjelde and Kalvin Phillips, who all remain on the sidelines due to injury.

Premier League Betting Odds

The Red Devils are aiming to keep a third successive league clean sheet at Elland Road for the first time since a run of three goalless draws between September 1980 and August 1990, and a win to nil for the visitors is available at 5/2.

It is 10/3 for Leeds to claim the spoils on home soil, while the draw is 16/5 and United are 4/5 to triumph.

Sunday’s late game will see Wolves, eighth in the table and still with an outside chance of a top-four finish, take on Leicester City at Molineux (Wolves 6/5, Draw 12/5, Leicester 5/2 – Match Betting).

Bruno Lage’s side have won four of their last five league games and they will feel confident of overcoming the Foxes, who are without a win from their previous four top-flight assignments.

However, Wolves have failed to score in seven of their past eight matches versus Leicester in all competitions and a 0-0 draw can be backed at 17/2, while under 2.5 goals is priced at 4/5.

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