Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips: Premier League match preview and predictions

Leicester City vs Arsenal prediction: Leicester City 4-1 Arsenal

Could this be the end of Unai Emery’s reign at Arsenal?

The Gunners’ current Premier League form is far from impressive and he is a man under pressure.

This is only emphasised by how well Leicester City are doing.

The Foxes currently occupy one of those coveted top four positions and could open up a huge advantage over Arsenal here.

Will this one go to form at the King Power Stadium?

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Leicester City vs Arsenal: Who will win?

Leicester are overwhelming favourites to win this one at evens.

Arsenal have won only one of their five Premier League trips to the KP Stadium and that came in Leicester’s title winning campaign.

The Gunners are 12/5 to add to that victory.

A draw is 14/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 4/7.

Both teams to score is 4/9.

Leicester to win and both teams to score is 9/4.

Leicester to win and over 2.5 goals is 13/8.

Leicester to win and over 3.5 goals is 10/3.

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 29: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Newcastle United at The King Power Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

Jamie Vardy is the Premier League’s top scorer this season with ten goals. He is 14/5 to score first and 5/6 to add to his very impressive tally.

James Maddison has also been in fine form lately. He is 17/2 to open the scoring and 14/5 to net anytime.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang meanwhile will, as always, be Arsenal’s main goal threat. The Gabonese forward is 4/1 to score first and 7/5 to score anytime.

Alexandre Lacazette could also start. He is 11/2 to break the deadlock and 15/8 to score anytime.

Both Maddison and Vardy to score is 15/2.

Both Youri Tielemans and Ayoze Pérez to score is 18/1.

Both Lacazette and Aubameyang to score is 11/2.

Both Dani Ceballos and Mesut Özil to score is 40/1.

Leicester City vs Arsenal: Match preview

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 12: Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea FC at The King Power Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Leicester’s flying form continues.

Last weekend they took on another side who’ve started well, Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

There were few chances in the game but the Foxes made the break through just before the hour mark when Çağlar Söyüncü headed home a corner.

Palace pushed for an equaliser but, late on, Jamie Vardy finished off a smart move to secure the 2-0 win.

That’s now three wins in a row for Leicester following a narrow 2-1 win over Burnley and that historic 9-0 drubbing of Southampton.

Also, they have won their last four home league matches.

They have only won five in a row once before, in May 2017 under Craig Shakespeare.

All of that means Brendan Rodgers’ men are third, above Chelsea on goal difference and only two points behind champions Manchester City.

They also have a Carabao Cup quarter-final to look forward to.

Ten days ago they beat Burton Albion 3-1 to set up a last eight clash with Everton at Goodison Park.

But attention turns back to the Premier League for now.

Leicester have the chance to beat Arsenal in a third consecutive top-flight home match for the first time.

Will the Foxes lay down a huge marker in their quest for Champions League football?

Will Arsenal find a cure for their travel sickness?

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 17: Joe Willock of Arsenal celebrates his teams first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Burnley FC at Emirates Stadium on August 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, things are looking a lot less bright for them.

Last weekend, despite taking the lead through a lovely goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, they could only draw 1-1 with Wolverhampton Wanderers at home.

That means the Gunners have only won two of their last nine Premier League games and just six of their last 18 dating back to April.

Despite this, they are fifth but six points behind Chelsea and their hosts from the East Midlands.

Things then did not get any better in mid-week in the UEFA Europa League.

Despite taking the lead through Shkodran Mustafi, they threw away another another lead to draw 1-1 with Vitória de Guimarães at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques.

Despite this, they remain top of Group F and will win the group with a home win over Eintracht Frankfurt later this month.

However, Premier League points are desperately needed.

This will be Unai Emery’s 50th Premier League match and none of the previous 49 have ended goalless.

This one is also highly likely to feature goals however, the majority of which will probably be scored against his side.

If that does prove to be the case, could the Spaniard’s tenure in North London come to an end?

Leicester City team news vs Arsenal

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 14: James Maddison of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 14, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

After back to back away wins over Southampton and Palace, Brendan Rodgers is expected to name the same starting XI for the third Premier League game in a row.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has kept four clean sheets so far in the Premier League, only two goalkeepers can boast more.

This is largely due to a very settled, solid back line.

Çağlar Söyüncü has impressed many this season, filling the void left by Harry Maguire, and got his first goal for the club last weekend.

Alongside him, Jonny Evans provides the calming influence on this defence.

Full-back Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira will both be attacking threats.

The former has one goal and three assists this season and the Portuguese right-back has netted twice.

Wilfred Ndidi sits in front of the back four; he’s made more tackles then anyone else in the league with 53.

In front of him will be Youri Tielemans and James Maddison.

Those two rank second and third for through balls in the Premier League this season.

Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Pérez will be out-wide looking to support Jamie Vardy.

He has scored eight goals in eight Premier League starts against Arsenal,including three braces.

Only Didier Drogba has scored two or more goals in as many different Premier League matches against the Gunners.

Will it be another Vardy party at the King Power Stadium?

Arsenal team news vs Leicester City

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 24: Nicolas Pépé  during the UEFA Europa Leage match between Arsenal and Vitória de Guimarães at Emirates Stadium October 24, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, what does Unai Emery do?

He picked a back three for the first time since the Europa League Final in Guimarães on Wednesday but that clearly did not work.

Thus, they’re likely to change back to a back four.

Bernd Leno will be back in goal for cup keeper Emi Martínez.

Amazingly, the German international has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper this season (44).

One of many damning stats about this side.

In defence, Héctor Bellerín sat on the bench in Portugal so appears likely to start a Premier League game for the first time since January 19.

David Luiz didn’t travel mid-week, suggesting he will start.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Kieran Tierney, who did start in the Europa League, are both likely to keep their places.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding and goalscorer Shkodran Mustafi will drop out.

It’s fair to say, if this is the Arsenal defence, it looks very vulnerable to Vardy’s pace.

In midfield Granit Xhaka appears to still be unavailable.

Dani Ceballos went off injured at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques so is unlikely to be fit.

Thus, Lucas Torreira, Matteo Guendouzi and Joe Willock are likely to be the midfield trio.

Further forward, Mesut Özil started against Liverpool and Wolves before being left at home for the Vitória match.

So, it seems likely that he is being saved for this one.

This would see Nicolas Pépé join Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka on the bench.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will make up the front three.

Of league goals scored by current Arsenal players since the start of last season, those two have scored 83%.

Also, since his first Premier League away appearance in February 2018, Aubameyang has scored 16 goals on the road, the third-most behind Vardy and Harry Kane.

Can they fire Arsenal to a shock win that, potentially, keeps Unai Emery in a job?

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Arsenal.

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Leicester City

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Leicester City.

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All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.

The Premier League table as it stands:

#TeamMPWDLFADP
1Liverpool FC12111028101834
2Leicester City128222982126
3Chelsea FC1282227171026
4Manchester City1281335132225
5Sheffield United12453139417
6Arsenal FC124531617-117
7Manchester United124441612416
8Wolverhampton Wanderers123721615116
9AFC Bournemouth124441515016
10Burnley FC124351718-115
11Brighton & Hove Albion124351517-215
12Crystal Palace124351016-615
13Newcastle United124351118-715
14Tottenham Hotspur123541817114
15Everton FC124261318-514
16West Ham United123451420-613
17Aston Villa123271720-311
18Watford FC12156823-158
19Southampton FC122281129-188
20Norwich City122191128-177
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