Arsenal vs Leicester City Soccer Predictions and Betting :
The 2020 season of Corabo Cup or EFl has already kicked off with two weeks of action done and dusted. The third round of matches is lined up with Premier League team taking to the middle with their first round of games.
But the matchup that everyone is looking is the one between Brendan Rodger 's Leicester City and Arteta's men, Arsenal on Wednesday the 23rd in King Power Stadium, which is in Leicester City. The match between the two teams will be the 3rd round of English Football League games.
It has been a long time since both the teams have won EFL and would be looking to make some place for the new trophy in their cabinet. Even though the teams don’t field their best eleven in EFL, it will lead to a competitive clash at the end. Last season Manchester City won the EFL cup.
Leicester City vs Arsenal Soccer Predictions and Betting Tips
Arsenal vs Leicester Soccer Predictions and Betting : Updated Prediction as on 23rd September
Sportsmole predicts a win for Arsenal in tonight's match. The platform predicts both the teams to score in the match. However, the final score of the match is expected to be 2-1 goals in favor of Arsenal as per Sportsmole.
Virtualbet24.com too gives Arsenal edge over Leicester City. However, it must be remembered that Arsenal are winless in their last three games against Leicester and have lost three in a row at the King Power Stadium. The platform gives Arsenal 46% chances of winning today's match while for Leicester City chances stands at only 24%.
Smarkets, however predicts a close match between the two teams. Arsenal still has a slight edge as per bets of Smarkets. The odds for Arsenal as per Samrket is placed at 2.58 and betting odds for Leicester City stands at 2.94.
Arsenal vs Leicester Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent Form
The Gunners didn’t have a good 2019 season in Premier league but they more than made it up by winning the FA Cup and finally the Community shield. Meanwhile, Leicester had a decent 5th place finish in the table and secured a Europa League spot for the 2020 season.
Looking at Mikel Arteta's Arsenal, barring the lone defeat against Aston Villa in July, Arsenal have overcome challenges even against top teams like Man City and Liverpool in the latter half of the premier league. Their most important victory of the season came against Chelsea in the FA Cup final after two goals from Aubameyang.
They are the one of those teams to have won two matches against their arch rivals Liverpool which helped them win the Community Shield in August. They have also started the 2020 season on a high with a 3-0 victory over Fulham.
Leicester, on the other hand have had their ups and downs in their performance and has been a tad inconsistent in the recent past. Despite winning the season opener against West Bromwich Albion quite comfortably the home team have had their share of losses.
In the last five matches before the opener, they managed just one win whereas losing against Man Utd and Spurs in the same period along with draws against weak teams like Blackburn and Sheffield Wednesday.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Soccer Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head
It was not until the last couple of years that Leicester City started challenging even mighty teams like Arsenal in the league. The club has come a long way forward in terms of its performances and posing a formidable challenge irrespective of the challenge.
Looking at how these teams have performed against each other; it is clear as daylight that Arsenal has been the dominant side between the teams with 12 wins in 20 matches while the Leicester team has only managed three wins which have all been after a rejuvenated squad won the Premier League in 2016-17 season.
Their last five meetings tell a different story altogether with Leicester winning three out of the last five matches against the Gunners whereas Arsenal secured a lone victory in October 2018. Their most recent clash in July ended in a 1-1 draw.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive stats
The Leicester City is expected to go with a 4-1-4-1 formation that has got them huge success whereas the Gunners will probably go with a 4-2-3-1 combination that has not only helped them dictate the possession but also helped them press continuously.
The Arsenal forward consisting of Aubameyang, Lacazette and Willian is one of the best in the world.
Aubameyang has been one of the key factors for Arsenal’s success in the recent years. He was the highest scorer for the team last season and has netted on 7 occasions in the last 8 games. He also scored a brace against Fulham in the 57th minute. He also enjoys 3 shots per game and has more than 70% pass success
Willan is another underrated player who is extra-ordinary in creating chances out of thin air and assisted on two occasions in the first game against Fulham. He has 96.2% pass success along with an average of 3 key passes per game.
Lacazette is also seen to be in great touch who started the opener against Fulham with the first goal in the 8th minute.
The Leicester attack is somewhat reliant on the England striker Jamie Vardy who scored two amazing goals in the previous match. He has two shots per game and has more than 60% success in passes.
He will be joined by the likes of Tielemans and Praet who will have to create more chances for the striker. Tielemans has one shot per game, 3.5 dribbles per game but has to cut the number of fouls per game.
Dennis Praet is a quality attacking midfielder who assisted very well in the 1st game and should continue the good work. Praet and Tielemans will be accompanied by James Maddison in mid.
The Leicester backline consists of the likes of Ndidi, Castagne and Soyuncu who have been solid but given the opposition is a giant, they will have to defend their hearts out and shouldn’t let Arsenal control the ball.
Ndidi has 88.2% pass success along with 2 tackles per game, 2 interceptions per game and four clears per game which makes him a perfect match for center back.
Castagne surprised everyone by netting one in the first game but his defending numbers are decent. He has 78.2% success in passes, 1.5 tackles per match, 1.5 interceptions per match and most importantly 3 clears per match in the recent past. This young gun will be key to resist the opponent attack. The Arsenal’s defense is young and has quality in the backline.
The Brazilian player Gabriel was super impressive in his debut match for Arsenal with everyone hoping that he would solve the defense issue of the team.
On the other hand, right back Rob Holding has done a decent job with more than 90% pass success and two tackles per game along with three clears and two interceptions. Rob has clean sheet of 85%. He will be supported by another young talent Tierney at the other end.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Soccer Predictions and Betting: News Buzz
Arsenal vs Leicester City Soccer Predictions and Betting: Probable XI as per Thehardtackle.com
Probable Leicester City Lineup (3-4-3): Ward; Morgan, Ndidi, Soyuncu; Castagne, Mendy, Maddison, Thomas; Albrighton, Iheanacho, Gray
Probable Arsenal Lineup (3-4-3): Runarsson; Holding, Luiz, Saliba; Cedric, Elneny, Ceballos, Maitland-Niles; Pepe, Nketiah, Saka