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Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

Leicester City was one of a few bigger-named sides to be bounced out of the Europa League on Thursday after succumbing to Slavia Prague over two legs. Now, with just the domestic front to focus on amidst growing injury issues, Brendan Rodgers takes on Mikel Arteta's Arsenal whose roller coaster two-legged tie with Benfica shows that the Gunners still have some fight left in them as they look to string together domestic results as well.
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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

Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

LEICESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 22: Leicester City’s Timoty Castagne looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group G stage match between Leicester City and Zorya Luhansk at The King Power Stadium on October 22, 2020 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

 

Betting prediction: Leicester City 2-2 Arsenal

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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

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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

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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.

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Leicester City vs Arsenal – recent form and head to head statistics

Leicester City FC vs Arsenal FC form
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West Ham United FC vs Leicester City FC - 3:2
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Leicester City FC vs Manchester City FC - 0:2
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Leicester City FC vs Manchester United FC - 3:1
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Leicester City FC vs Sheffield United FC - 5:0
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Brighton & Hove Albion FC vs Leicester City FC - 1:2
Latest match form, last 5 games:
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Sheffield United FC vs Arsenal FC - 0:3
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Arsenal FC vs SK Slavia Prague - 1:1
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Arsenal FC vs Liverpool FC - 0:3
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West Ham United FC vs Arsenal FC - 3:3
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Arsenal FC vs Olympiacos Piraeus - 0:1
Last 5 games for Leicester City FC
April 11, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 3 - 2 Leicester City FC
April 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 0 - 2 Manchester City FC
March 21, 2021 FA Cup 20/21 Leicester City FC 3 - 1 Manchester United FC
March 14, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Leicester City FC 5 - 0 Sheffield United FC
March 6, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 1 - 2 Leicester City FC
Last 5 games for Arsenal FC
April 11, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Sheffield United FC 0 - 3 Arsenal FC
April 8, 2021 UEFA Europa League 20/21 Arsenal FC 1 - 1 SK Slavia Prague
April 3, 2021 Premier League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 3 Liverpool FC
March 21, 2021 Premier League 20/21 West Ham United FC 3 - 3 Arsenal FC
March 18, 2021 UEFA Europa League 20/21 Arsenal FC 0 - 1 Olympiacos Piraeus
Leicester City FC vs Arsenal FC Premier League 20/21 form
Leicester City FC Arsenal FC
31 Matches played 31
17 Matches won 13
357 Goal attempts 349
136 Shots on goal 122
107 Shots off goal 129
162 Corner kicks 157
53% Average ball possession 53%
114 Shots blocked 98
55 Cards given 48
430 Free kicks 399
59 Offsides 46
4 Shots on post 5
5 Shots on bar 8
47 Goals by foot 34
4 Goals by head 7
55 Goals scored 43
37 Goals conceded 35
Leicester City FC vs Arsenal FC statistics for most recent head to head matches
Leicester City FC Arsenal FC
31 Matches 31
16 Home Matches 15
15 Away Matches 16
30 Total Goals 61
0.97 Average Goals Scored 1.97
5 Wins 18
18 Losses 5
8 Draws 8
Last 5 games & match results between Leicester City FC and Arsenal FC
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.

Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: James Maddison of Leicester City goes down injured during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on February 21, 2021 in Birmingham, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers - Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 26: Bukayo Saka of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on December 26, 2020 in London, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Andrew Boyers – Pool/Getty Images)


 

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

Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

 

Predicted Arsenal line-up vs Leicester City

Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

Leicester City vs Arsenal betting tips: Preview, predictions & odds

What time is kick off between Leicester City vs Arsenal?
12:00, Sunday 28 February 2021
What is the prediction for Leicester City vs Arsenal?
Leicester City 2-2 Arsenal
What are the Leicester City vs Arsenal betting odds?
Leicester 29/20, Draw 12/5, Arsenal 15/8