Arsenal vs Leicester City Soccer Predictions and Betting : The Premier League games has yet again produced high quality football over the weekend in what looks like a level playing field for the teams with the underdogs posing a greater challenge against the giant sides. Come this weekend and the top teams are in search for some momentum with a lot of games lined up.
On Sunday, Arsenal is set to take on Leicester City at home in what will be an interesting battle between the sides who are coming off defeats last weekend. Even though they have done better than the likes of Man City and Chelsea, it is important for the teams to climb to the top as soon as possible to hold position.
Arsenal vs Leicester CIty Soccer Predictions and Betting Tips
Arsenal vs Leicester City Predictions and betting : Recent form
Despite Arsenal having a poor outing in Premier league with an 8th position finish in 2019, they more than made it up with victories in the FA Cup and Community Shield. They carried the momentum into the 2020 season with victories against Fulham and West Ham in the first two games.
But they were routed by the defending champions Liverpool in the third match but were back in the hunt against Sheffield United. In their last game against City, they weren’t in the game for most parts and conceded a 1-0 victory. They are currently in 5th position with 9 points that includes 3 wins and 2 losses.
The problem here is that they haven’t been able to cope up when they have played top teams which they will have to rectify in the coming games.
Leicester City have been a decent side for the last couple of years after their title win in 2015-16 season. They finished 5th in premier league along with a semi-final run in the Carabao Cup (EFL). Their main aim for the season would be to break into the top 3. In order to do that, they will have to consistently win games which has been their main concern.
They started off with three consecutive wins which included a 5-2 victory against a big team like Manchester City. From then on, they have been a little complacent in their approach as they have faced horrible defeats against West Ham and Aston Villa where the side never looked like making a comeback.
It is a lesson that instead of getting carried away, they will have to keep their head down and challenge gunners over the weekend.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Predictions and betting : Head-to-head
Last 5 matches: Arsenal – 2, Leicester– 2, Draw – 1.
Recent Meeting: Arsenal beat Leicester 2-0 on 23rd September 2020 in an EFL Cup fixture.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Predictions and betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The hosts will probably field a 4-3-3 at the Emirates stadium on Sunday that has given them heaps of success in the recent past. The Leicester would continue to try out 4-1-4-1 formation so that they have enough everywhere to secure them a much need victory.
For Arsenal, the likes of Lacazette and Aubameyang will lead the attack. Alexandre Lacazette is a key candidate in the lineup with 3 goals in 4 games for the team. He holds on to the ball pretty well and is an excellent dribbler. He has 75.4% pass completion rate and provides about 1.5 shots on target per game.
Arsenal’s highest scorer Aubameyang hasn’t really come out of the blocks with just one goal in 4 outings for the team in the premier league. He will have to up his game and has 75.2% pass success along with 1.6 aerials won per game. Apart from this he is involved in 1.2 shots on target and 1.2 key pass per game so far.
Willian’s lack of scoring has been a major concern for the gunners waiting for a turn around against Leicester. The Brazilian has 2 assists in 5 outings along with an 86.9% pass accuracy so far. The
Leicester attack is somewhat reliant on the England striker Jamie Vardy who has scored five goals so far this season and is set to return after nursing a calf injury. In addition to this, he has 1.8 shots per game and has more than 60% success in passes along with 0.5 key pass and 0.3 dribble per game so far.
He will be joined by the likes of Youri Tielemans and Harvey Barnes who will have to create more chances for the striker.
Youri is slightly out of touch with a goal in 8 games and have to come out better against Arsenal. In addition to this, he has 1.1 shot per game, 1.4 dribbles per game but has to cut the number of fouls per game.
Harvey Barnes has given clinical performances in the recent games with a goal and an assist but will have to create more scoring opportunities for the team to come out on top.
The Arsenal backline has the likes of Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel and Magalhaes who will have to make a comeback on Sunday after conceding once against City.
David Luiz has been the best defender so far this season with 83.4% pass success. He also enjoys 1 tackle, 0.8 interception and 3.8 clears per game.
Hector Bellerin of Spain has 85.1% pass completion success and dribbles very well. He intercepts well with an average of 1.4 per game and 1 clear that makes it tough for the opponent. He has 0.2 Clean Sheet per match in this EPL season.
Gabriel Magalhaes will probably come in for the game who is excellent in aerial duels and tackles extremely well. Along with 91% pass completion, he has 3 aerial duels won per game so far.
Leicester defense is embarrassed after failing to stop Aston Villa’s attack. It is important for them to comeback stronger after two unlikely defeats. To rub salt into their wounds, the Turkish defender Soyuncu is forced to sit out for 3 months after an injury.
Wesley Fofana will probably replace him who has 82.3% pass success along with 1.8 tackles per game, 2.2 interceptions per game and 4.4 clears per game which makes him a perfect match for the center back.
Jonny Evans will come in handy with his reputation of scoring apart from his defending skills. He has 82.1% pass accuracy along with 2 tackles, 1.6 interceptions and 2.8 clears per game in the recent past.
Timothy Castagne surprised everyone by netting one in the first game and has two assists in 8 appearances but his defending numbers are decent. He has 82.5% success in passes, 1.5 tackles per match, 0.9 interceptions per match and most importantly 1.9 clears per match in the recent past. Arsenal edges out Leicester on paper right now.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Soccer Predictions and Betting : Predicted Winner
The game between Arsenal and Leicester will take place on 25th October in the Emirates Stadium at 8.15 pm local time.
According to the betting platforms and prediction websites, the gunners have a good chance to get back to winning ways with Leicester requiring a team effort to pull off something special in this away fixture. Almost all odds are heavily favoring Arsenal while Leicester are trailing currently.
As per Kickoff, Arsenal have a 51% chance of beating Leicester City and there is a 57% chance of both teams to score in this match.
The betting odds for Arsenal is 1.95 and for Leicester City 3.6 as per Sofascore.