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

Leicester City vs Arsenal prediction: Leicester City 3-1 Arsenal

Another away day for Arsenal.

Will it be as miserable as their last?

Unai Emery desperately needs to find the winning formulae away from home if Arsenal are to get into the top 4.

Leicester though have European ambitions of their own.

Brendan Rodgers’ side though will need to win this one if they have any chance of seventh.

This game should deliver goals.

Brendan Rodgers

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Brendan Rodgers, Manager of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Leicester City and AFC Bournemouth at The King Power Stadium on March 30, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Leicester City vs Arsenal: Who will win?

Leicester are actually slight favourites to win this one at 6/4.

Arsenal won the reverse fixture 3-1 in October but are 8/5 to repeat that.

A draw is 13/5.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Both teams to score is 4/9.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 5/6.

Leicester to win and over 2.5 goals is 5/2.

Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals is also 5/2.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after he scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on October 22, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Jamie Vardy has 16 Premier League goals this season, the most of any player outside the top 6. He also has 6 goals in 7 appearances against Arsenal and is 5/1 to score first and 11/10 to add to both of those.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got a brace in the reverse fixture; 2 of his 24 goals this season. He is 7/2 to score first and 13/10 to score anytime.

Both Jamie Vardy and Aubameyang to score is 5/1.

Both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score is 5/1.

Both James Maddison and Jamie Vardy to score is 15/2.

Both Youri Tielemans and Harry Maguire to score is 55/1.

Leicester City vs Arsenal: Match preview

Brendan Rodgers’ decent form as Leicester boss continues.

Last weekend, his side scored a 92nd minute equaliser as they left the London Stadium with a 2-2 draw.

That now means Rodgers’ record overall in charge of the Foxes is: 4 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats.

However, he’s only moved his side up two places overall from 12th to 10th.

Nevertheless, they’re still in with a shout of claiming seventh place and potential European football.

After this game though, they travel to Manchester City and then host Chelsea.

This could be their best chance of a win between now and the end of the season.

Will they harm Arsenal’s European aspirations and, in doing so, boost their own?

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates scoring from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 1, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Will Arsenal find a cure for their travel sickness?

As for Unai Emery’s side, this is exactly the kind of game they could do without right now.

On Wednesday night, they were pitiful in their 3-1 defeat at Molineux to Wolves.

That was Arsenal’s heaviest loss against newly-promoted side since May 1994 when they lost 2-0 to Newcastle United.

To make matters worse, it came just 3 days after they suffered their first home defeat since the opening day; losing 3-2 to Crystal Palace.

Those back to back loses saw Arsenal drop down to fifth in the table, 1 point behind Chelsea.

It’s set to get worse.

Since 13 December 2017, Arsenal have kept just 2 clean sheets away from home in the Premier League.

They’ve played 27 matches on the road in that time!

Arsenal last lost 3 Premier League matches in a row 13 months ago and they could repeat that here.

If they do, is that top 4 over?

A win though would put them 1 point behind Tottenham and pile the pressure on Manchester United and Chelsea who play each other later on on Sunday.

Leicester City team news vs Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 10: Youri Teilemans of Leicester City acknowledges the fans after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium on February 10, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Since Brendan Rodgers took over, Leicester have had a very settled side.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has played every minute in the Premier League this season, keeping just 8 clean sheets.

In defence, Jonny Evans came back in last weekend and it’s expected he’ll continue to partner Harry Maguire.

Wes Morgan and Çağlar Söyüncü will both be left out.

Further forward, Harvey Barnes scored his first ever Premier League goal last weekend.

That should see him come back in ahead of Marc Albrighton.

Also, that goal was the 5000th scored in the top four divisions of English league football this season.

Youri Tielemans has been a revelation since joining in January; will they be able to make his loan deal permanent?

Up front, will be the on-fire Jamie Vardy.

Since Brendan Rodgers’ first game in charge on March 3rd, Vardy has scored seven Premier League goals – more than any other player in that time.

Will he add another goal or two here?

Arsenal team news vs Leicester City

Arsenal

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 01: Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal (8) celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal with team mates during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on April 01, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

As for Arsenal, what does Emery do after those two terrible results?

20 different players have started for Arsenal in their last 3 matches.

More changes are expected here including a change in formation.

There is also the small matter of a Europa League semi-final with Valencia that starts this coming Thursday. The first leg is at The Emirates.

Bernd Leno will keep his place in goal despite a rare poor performance midweek.

Ahead of him though it could be all change.

At Wolves, Arsenal started with a back 4 but are expected to revert to a 3.

Since the turn of the year in the Premier League, Emery has picked a back 4 eight times and a back 3 eight times.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Laurent Koscielny and Nacho Monreal appears to be Arsenal’s most solid defensive trio.

A switch in system would see the wing-backs, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolašinac, come back in.

Ahead of them, Emery has been reluctant to play both strikers away from home.

Mesut Özil scored last weekend so has been directly involved in 52 goals in the Premier League at the Emirates Stadium (20 goals, 32 assists); the most of any Arsenal player since his debut for the club.

But this is an away game and after an anonymous performance on Wednesday, Özil is likely to be benched this time.

Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are expected to start instead in a 3-4-2-1.

They’ll be behind one of Arsenal’s centre-forwards.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the game on Wednesday but is expected to be fit for this one.

Alexandre Lacazette may have to wait for his chance on the bench.

Can this side pull off a rare away win?

It seems unlikely.

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.

The latest tweets from Leicester City pre Arsenal

The latest tweets from Arsenal pre Leicester City

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:

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1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester City16122239102938
3Manchester City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester United166642519624
6Wolverhampton Wanderers165922117424
7Tottenham Hotspur166553023723
8Sheffield United165741916322
9Crystal Palace166461418-422
10Newcastle United166461723-622
11Arsenal154742123-219
12Brighton & Hove Albion165471822-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham United154471725-816
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich City1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219
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