Leicester vs Arsenal: Foxes have to be form pick

Leicester vs Arsenal: Foxes have to be form pick

Kick-off: 1200, 28/02/2021

Stadium: King Power Stadium

TV: BT Sport

Leicester and Arsenal must both recover from tricky Europa League ties ahead of this clash, but an early kick-off should favour the Foxes.

They get to play two quick matches at King Power Stadium, whereas the Gunners have to overcome Thursday night’s trip to Greece in rapid fashion.

We’re siding with City to prevail at 29/20 for our first Leicester vs Arsenal prediction.

A Look At Leicester City’s Betting Odds

Leicester can take heart from having won this corresponding Premier League fixture for the past three seasons and claiming a 1-0 win at Emirates Stadium in October.

The Foxes are on course for a top-four finish this term after last Sunday’s 2-1 victory at Aston Villa made it 10 points out of 12 this month.

James Maddison and Harvey Barnes scored two quickfire goals at Villa Park and they held on despite Bertrand Traore pulling one back just after the break.

Youri Tielemans told LCFC TV: “Villa are up there with us and it was a massive win. I think it was a really good first half, especially.

“In the second half, where they scored early on, we had to stay compact, stay very narrow and dig in until the end and to keep the score.

“That shows our mentality, our composure as well under pressure. We scored two really good goals and then we tried to keep the ball and manage the game.”

City’s ability to inject pace into their play when breaking forward has the potential to trouble Arsenal’s defence, with Jamie Vardy having scored eight times in seven league meetings.

Looking at the Leicester vs Arsenal odds, we like 14/5 for a home win and over 2.5 goals in the game.

Last Leicester EPL line-up: Schmeichel, Soyuncu, Evans, Pereira, Castagne, Thomas, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Ndidi, Vardy.

A Look At Arsenal’s Betting Odds

Mid-table Arsenal are 15 points behind their opponents after tasting defeat for the third time in four league games when beaten 1-0 by Manchester City on home turf.

The Gunners were caught out by Raheem Sterling’s early header but, to be fair, did not crumble and dragged themselves back into the contest.

Defender Pablo Mari said: “I think the beginning of the game we were not 100 per cent ready.

“We conceded a goal and with this kind of opponent if you concede almost nothing they can create a chance and they can score.

“So we have to be ready in the beginning and we didn’t do that and in the end we lose a game where I think we deserve a bit more.

“We had a lot of communication there and so the team did really well there and I’m really proud for everyone because in the end it was a good game.”

However, the Gunners also played well to some extent in away defeats at Wolves and Aston Villa this month, so there is a pattern emerging.

While Mikel Arteta’s men can look comfortable on the ball, they need to add more of a cutting edge when in possession.

Let’s add 9/1 for a 2-1 home victory to our Leicester vs Arsenal betting tips.

Last Arsenal EPL line-up: Ederson, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Gundogan, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Mahrez.

Additional stats

Last EPL result:

Aston Villa 1-2 LEICESTER – James Maddison, Harvey Barnes

ARSENAL 0-1 Man City

Head-to-head: Arsenal 0-1 Leicester, Leicester 0-2 Arsenal, Arsenal 1-1 Leicester, Leicester 2-0 Arsenal, Leicester 3-0 Arsenal

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