Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips
This article covers Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips and predictions.
The betting odds are as follows:
o – Leicester 29/20
o – Draw 12/5
o – Arsenal 15/8
Note: All odds mentioned in this article are correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change.
Leicester City vs Arsenal: Match details
Match: Leicester City vs Arsenal
Competition: Premier League
Date: February 28, 2021
Kick-off time: 12:00 pm, February 28, 2021 (UK time)
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Betting prediction: Leicester City 2-2 Arsenal
History suggests that there could be only one way this match would go. Arsenal have not beaten Leicester City in the Premier League since October 2018, and in fact, the Gunners have just one goal in their last four outings against the Foxes (0-1-3; 1GF 7GA). But this Arsenal may have newfound confidence after fighting their way to secure passage to the next round of the Europa League after a late surge against Benfica, while Leicester could be licking their wounds after an unexpected early exit from the same competition. Both sides are still more than capable of finding goals, and Leicester are now left with just Premier League football and a push for Champions League next season. An entertaining draw could be on as both teams have much to play for domestically.
Leicester City vs Arsenal: Recommended bets
Result/Both Teams to Score: Draw – Yes
Despite a few key players missing for Leicester, their level of play in the Premier League has been impressive all year long and in recent years have found it easier to craft chances against Arsenal. The Gunners have one of the best defensive records in the league, however, but they showed against Benfica that they can still be gotten at by teams that can be direct at pace. A scoring draw is a decent bet.
To Score Anytime: Bukayo Saka
The tempting bet is to go with none other than Jamie Vardy or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but Bukayo Saka’s level of play since December has been some of the best football on display in the whole of Europe, not just England. Since making a tactical switch to the right side of the front three, the England international has registered five goals and six assists in twelve matches across all competitions. Not only is his creativity coming to the fore, but the chances that fall to him off the back of his movement and pace in the final third make him a handful and another potential goal threat.
Leicester City vs Arsenal: What are the betting odds?
Leicester City vs Arsenal – recent form and head to head statistics
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|May 15, 2021||FA Cup 20/21||Chelsea FC||0 - 1||Leicester City FC|
|May 11, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Manchester United FC||1 - 2||Leicester City FC|
|May 7, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Leicester City FC||2 - 4||Newcastle United FC|
|April 30, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Southampton FC||1 - 1||Leicester City FC|
|April 26, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Leicester City FC||2 - 1||Crystal Palace FC|
|May 12, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Chelsea FC||0 - 1||Arsenal FC|
|May 9, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Arsenal FC||3 - 1||West Bromwich Albion|
|May 6, 2021||UEFA Europa League 20/21||Arsenal FC||0 - 0||Villarreal CF|
|May 2, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Newcastle United FC||0 - 2||Arsenal FC|
|April 29, 2021||UEFA Europa League 20/21||Villarreal CF||2 - 1||Arsenal FC|
|Leicester City FC||Arsenal FC|
|169||Shots on goal||144|
|132||Shots off goal||152|
|55%||Average ball possession||54%|
|4||Shots on post||6|
|6||Shots on bar||9|
|54||Goals by foot||41|
|7||Goals by head||7|
|Leicester City FC||Arsenal FC|
|0.97||Average Goals Scored||1.97|
|February 28, 2021||Premier League 20/21||Leicester City FC||1 - 3||Arsenal FC|
|October 25, 2020||Premier League 20/21||Arsenal FC||0 - 1||Leicester City FC|
|September 23, 2020||EFL Cup 20/21||Leicester City FC||0 - 2||Arsenal FC|
|July 7, 2020||Premier League 19/20||Arsenal FC||1 - 1||Leicester City FC|
|November 9, 2019||Premier League 19/20||Leicester City FC||2 - 0||Arsenal FC|
Leicester City vs Arsenal: Match preview
Being shut out across two legs against Slavia Prague is probably not the book many Leicester City faithful were hoping to read over the last week. Though it may end up being a blessing in disguise, another failed European campaign for Brendan Rodgers on the touchline has come back into the picture as a mark on his record, in what has otherwise been a very impressive campaign by the Foxes. Rodgers took responsibility for his side’s failings in Europe, and though admirable, getting things so wrong on a tactical front in a crucial fixture will likely raise a question or two as the season comes down to its final months.
The absence of James Maddison could also be understated as well, with the England international being undoubtedly the most influential in the team on the creative front. It may come as no surprise that Leicester did struggle to consistently threaten, defensive posture or not. Twenty-one goal contributions across all competitions this season is a massive creative catalyst missing for a side that remains in the hunt for an unexpected top-four finish this term. Despite Jamie Vardy being fit again, and Harvey Barnes ever-present as the first choice option on the left side of the front three, so much of Leicester’s play runs through Maddison that it is difficult to think that, until his return, that the Foxes won’t struggle.
In a bit of good news; Leicester has an easier run of fixtures in the wake of this weekend’s clash with the Gunners. Burnley, Brighton, and Sheffield United await Rodgers as the Foxes continue to try to outpace West Ham United and Chelsea, while potentially ousting Manchester United from the second spot in the table. Their domestic destiny remains in their own hands as well, as showdowns with United, Manchester City, and West Ham come thick and fast right after their easier spell. When the dust settles in mid-April and their final push in the league can be re-assessed, there is a real chance that Leicester will end the season with Champions League football for only the second time in their history.
Arsenal still need to focus on the Premier League as well after midweek win
No fan ever appreciates heartstopping, back and forth football even when you come out on top. For Arsenal fans, their midweek 3-2 comeback win (4-3 aggregate) against Benfica and subsequent progression into the round of 16 of the Europa League will be seen as a massive sigh of relief in a season where little has gone right on English shores. After being drawn against Olympiacos in the next round, the side that knocked them out of the same competition last season, Mikel Arteta will no doubt be itching to set the record straight and coach his side into the quarterfinals of a competition they have a legitimate chance to win.
But the unfortunate reality for Arsenal is that optics mean everything in a season that is very much Jekyll and Hyde. Currently sitting eleventh in the table and in danger of slipping further down if they lose at the weekend, their struggles in the Premier League are in stark contrast to much of their play on the continent. The fact remains, however, chances of securing Europe via the league are remote and unless they go on to lift the Europa League trophy, next season could be the first time the club fail to feature in Europe since 1995-96 under Bruce Rioch. No Europe at all next season could turn the majority of fan sentiment from pro-Arteta to the opposite direction. For this reason, the Gunners must still put 100% into making sure they finish as high as possible in the league, even if they do not win Europa League.
A push to the semi-finals and an eight-place climb looks far better to the outside eye than finishing tenth or eleventh with the same European outcome. At current, Arsenal is far too inconsistent to bank on the club bringing home its first piece of European silverware since the 1993-94 Cup Winners’ Cup. Being able to keep your performance levels high in the league could very easily make sure you remain sharp in Europe and vice versa. This season is far from what so many in north London demand from a club of Arsenal’s stature, but making the very best of it is all that they can hope for. Three points against a wounded and Maddison-less Leicester would go a long way to keep the momentum rolling for a club desperate for more.
Leicester City team news vs Arsenal
Leicester’s worsening injury issues are compounded by the fact that their European campaign came to a crashing end at the hands of Slavia Prague on Thursday night. Brendan Rodgers is now without Dennis Praet, Wesley Fofana, Ayoze Pérez, James Justin, and Wes Morgan.
James Maddison is also a serious doubt and expected to miss their clash with Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal team news vs Leicester City
Mikel Arteta has just the one doubt in his squad to contend with as Rob Holding may be unavailable yet again.
Apart from that, the Basque-native has options going into the Leicester match, though it still remains unclear how heavily he will rotate. Both Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pépé are on the outside looking in, Gabriel Martinelli could also feature on a rare occasion, and Cédric Soares could replace either Kieran Tierney or Hector Bellerín.
Both Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka are long overdue for a rest but maybe risked against considerable opposition yet again with a more comfortable fixture against Burnley on the horizon to be rested during.
Predicted Leicester City line-up vs Arsenal
Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Leicester City
Leicester City vs Arsenal – Official video
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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.