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“Expecting it to be quite open”. Mark Lawrenson states his FA Cup prediction for Leicester City vs Manchester United

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City is challenged by Harry Maguire of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on July 26, 2020 in Leicester, England.Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors.

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Match information

England, FA Cup, 1/8 - Final

21 March 2021 - 21:00


Leicester City


Manchester United

1 - 0 - 24`

1 - 1 - 38`

2 - 1 - 51`

3 - 1 - 78`


Leicester City and Manchester United are preparing to face each other in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Leicester reached the next round after having celebrated a 1-0 victory over Brighton. While United reached the quarter-finals following a 1-0 win over West Ham.

Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.

“The last time these two sides played at King Power Stadium, on 26 December, it was a cracking game that ended up 2-2.

“I’m expecting it to be quite open this time too, and I just have a feeling the Foxes will edge it.

“But, whether they win or lose this tie, both teams are on course for successful seasons. A top-four finish would make sure of that on its own – going on and winning the FA Cup would be like the cherry on the top.”

Lawrenson’s score prediction: 2-1 


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