Premier League Betting Tips

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

Leicester won this fixture 1-0 last season but have never won successive away games at Arsenal. When playing in front of a crowd, the Gunners have won their last 12 home league games against Leicester, last losing in 1973.

Over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

Arsenal to win and over 2.5 goals is 6/5.

Arsenal to win and both teams to score is 2/1.

Bukayo Saka is 7/1 to break the deadlock and 2/1 to add to his nine goals so far this season.

Match preview

Will Arsenal continue their top four charge?

Last weekend, the Gunners scored three quite magnificent goals as they beat Watford 3-2 in a game that was far less nervy than that might suggest.

Martin Ødegaard rounded off the first of three majestic team moves before emphatic finishes by Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli sealed the points.

This means Mikel Arteta's side have won four league gams in a row following a pair of victories over Wolves and a home win over Brentford in between.

In fact, over the last ten games, Arsenal have taken 25 points from 30 available, the joint-most of any Premier League side.

So, the Gunners moved into the top four last weekend, one clear of Manchester United and three above both West Ham and Tottenham.

Coming up is a crucial week for Arsenal who host Liverpool on Wednesday night before travelling to Villa Park next Saturday lunchtime.

Will they start this crucial seven day period with three more points?

Leicester City meanwhile finished three places above Arsenal in both of the last two seasons, but are currently eight positions and 15 points below them.

Although, the Foxes have found some form of late, beating Burnley 2-0 and then Leeds 1-0 in their previous two league matches.

So, they can win three consecutive league matches without conceding for the first time since 2019, a run that culminated in a 2-0 win over Arsenal.

Despite this, Brendan Rodgers' side are still down in 12th, so could they go all in on the UEFA Europa Conference League?

The Foxes were in action in that competition on Thursday night, hosting Stade Rennais in their round of 16 first leg clash.

Marc Albrighton smashed home an opener in the first half before, deep into stoppage time, Kelechi Ịheanachọ curled home a crucial second.

Leicester will travel to Roazhon Park this forthcoming Thursday and are in a solid positition to reach the quarter-finals.

However, as Arsenal can testify, a trip to Brittany can be tough; the Gunners lost 3-1 away to Rennes in the Europa League just three years ago.

Nevertheless, if Leicester won that competition, they'd qualify for the Europa League and become the 14th English club to win European silverware.

With the visitor's priorities, possibly, lying elsewhere, can Arsenal claim three points?

Arsenal team news

Mikel Arteta will be hoping to have Emile Smith Rowe back for this one after he missed the last two games due to illness and then Covid-19.

The Gunners' top-scorer could return on the left-wing, possibly in place of Gabriel Martinelli, despite his brilliant goal at Watford.

At right-back, Takehiro Tomiyasu hasn't featured since 20 January due to injury, meaning Cédric Soares could keep his place.

Aside from right-back and left-wing, the XI is settled, although centre-forward is a position worth keeping an eye on.

Alexandre Lacazette is unlikely to play 90 minutes in all three games this week.

So, Eddie Nketiah will get the chance to score his first league goal since 18 April, the day the Super League famously launched, at some point.

Leicester City team news

Brendan Rodgers will be delighted that his side have kept three successive clean sheets, despite all their injury problems.

Ricardo Pereira, Wesley Fofana and Jonny Evans are all out but James Justin is back and he started on Thursday night.

The back four is unlikely to change with Caglar Söyüncü and Daniel Amartey in the middle; Jannik Vestergaard is massively out of favour.

In midfield, despite scoring at Randers and Burnley in recent weeks, James Maddison has been struggling for starts.

That's because Rodgers has been opting for the more steady trio of Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall, Wilfried Ndidi and Youri Tielemans.

In attack, Patson Daka could keep his place, unless Kelechi Ịheanachọ's late goal against Rennes has forced him into the reckoning.

The great news for Arsenal is that Jamie Vardy is highly likely to miss this one; he's scored 11 goals against the Gunners, more than against anybody else.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".

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