Jamie Redknapp predicts Manchester United vs Leicester City

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Manchester United host Leicester City this weekend.

Former player Jamie Redknapp feels Leicester City will have to wait in order to win the Premier League title as he backs Manchester United to defeat the visitors 2-1 at Old Trafford, Sky Sports report.

The Foxes can win the league title on Sunday with victory against United, as they currently hold a seven point advantage of challengers Tottenham Hotspur with only three games remaining.

United have experienced an inconsistent campaign this season, yet a top four spot is still on offer and boss Louis van Gaal has guided the club to the FA Cup final where they will meet Crystal Palace.

With plenty at stake from both sides, Redknapp is backing the hosts to win 2-1 and cites the absence of Jamie Vardy (absent via a suspension) as a key factor in his prediction.

“They (Leicester) have only lost three games all year so that really suggests they might go there and win, but I’m going to go for a 2-1 United win here,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“Jamie Vardy not playing is a big loss for Leicester, and I think they will miss him more away from home.”

Even if Leicester suffer defeat at Old Trafford, they could still be crowned champions before they host Everton the following weekend should Chelsea beat Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The Foxes have a terrific away record this season, and they have already claimed wins against Manchester City, Tottenham and West Ham United on their travels which illustrates their capabilities.

The previous fixture between these two teams ended in a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium, while United boast the best defensive home record in the league having conceded only seven goals.

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