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Is it easy to bet on Jamie Vardy to get his 11th goal of the season from his 11th successive appearance today?Reuters

The King Power Stadium in Leicester will hold a top-of-table clash on Saturday in the Premier League. The home side, currently leaders in the table, take on English powerhouses Manchester United in gameweek 14.

The fondest memory of the clash between the teams takes us back to September last year where Leicester City hammered the Red Devils as they recorded a 5-3 victory at home. Jamie Vardy, currently the most phenomenal goal poacher in the Premier League, notched four assists as well as a goal in the match.

On paper, Saturday's game appears an evenly contested one, although United stay the far more experienced side. Vardy is the player going to hog the limelight once again as he eyes the Premier League record of scoring 11 goals from 11 straight games, and break Ruud van Nisterlooy's record of 10 goals from the same number of games.

The Foxes are looking for their fifth successive win in the league this season, and club manager Claudio Ranieri knows the importance of this game. "It's the big match of the Premier League this week. We are top of the league and in this moment we deserve this. For us, it's another match to see how we have to improve.

"When we play great teams, great champions, I have to see how our team show the tactics - how we react if we lose a goal and how we react if we score a goal," Ranieri was quoted by the BBC.

One wonders if there's a sense of deja-vu. It was 15 years ago, in 2000, that the two sides clashed at Filbert Street, Leicester's previous home ground. The Foxes were atop the Premier League that time as well, while United remained second.

Sir Alex Ferguson's men went on to win the match 3-0, and also the coveted title that season. Leicester, meanwhile, finished 13th.

It is unsure whether a similar thing will happen with Louis van Gaal's men this time. The Red Devils are undefeated in their last six matches, and the Dutch manager is positive about his side's prospect in the massive game tonight.

"If we weren't creating chances I'd be worried, but we are and we don't give too much away - normally our results are good. "That is why we are second in the league and in our Champions League group," Van Gaal said.

United fans remain a bit concerned after a poor display in the UEFA Champions League in the midweek against PSV Eindhoven; the match resulted in a goalless draw. Nevertheless, Van Gaal and his army will be looking for the top spot after tonight's game. However, counting out Vardy and his teammates is never a good thing to do.

Leicester are currently on 28 points, while United remain on 27 points.

Possible starting XI

Leicester City: Kasper Schmeichel; Morgan, Huth, Simpson, De Laet; Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton, Schlupp; Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez.

Manchester United: David de Gea; Smalling, Blind, Young, Rojo; Schweinsteiger, Schneiderlin; Mata, Rooney, Lingard; Anthony Martial.

Where to watch the game

Leicester City vs Manchester United is scheduled to kick-off at 5:30 pm GMT (11 pm IST, 6:30 pm BST, 12:30 pm EST) on Saturday, 28 November.

In India, viewers can catch the game on Star Sports 4 and Star Sports HD 4. Online streaming will be available on Starsports.com and Hotstar (delayed start).

In the UK and Ireland, viewers can catch the game on Sky Sports 1/HD and Now TV. Online streaming will be available on Sky Go and Sky Go Extra. Radio commentary of the game will be available on TalkSport Radio.

In the US, viewers can catch the game on the NBC Sports Network. Online streaming will be available on NBC Sports Live Extra. Radio commentary of the game will be available on Westwood One Sports.

In Indonesia, viewers can catch the game on beIN Sports 1 HD, Indosiar and Orange TV.

MUTV will also broadcast the game live.

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