Arsenal vs Leicester City Predictions and Odds
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Arsenal Current Run of Form
Last five matches – W/W/L/W/W
Mikel Arteta’s men got off to the perfect start on the opening weekend of the new Premier League season, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park last Friday. Despite coming under some pressure from the Eagles during parts of the match, Arsenal held out and claimed their first three points of the season. The result follows up what was an impressive pre-season from the Gunners as they lost just one of the seven matches they played in the summer.
The north-London side endured a woeful start to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign and will be looking to put that behind them by claiming successive victories to kick start this season.
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Leicester City Current Run of Form
Last five matches – W/W/W/W/D
Following an overly positive pre-season, Leicester’s Premier League campaign did not get off to the start that they would have wanted. After 46 minutes of last-weekend’s match, it looked as though the Foxes would be starting the new campaign with three points on the board. However, two late Brentford goals meant that the honours were shared at the King Power Stadium and Brendan Rodgers’ men were denied an opening day victory. Saturday’s game was the first opening game that Leicester have failed to win in three years.
After a frustrating start to the season, Rodgers will be looking for his team to bounce back by taking points from an in-form Arsenal side.
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Recent Head to Head
Arsenal 2-0 Leicester City – 3/13/2022
Leicester City 0-2 Arsenal – 10/30/2021
Leicester City 1-3 Arsenal – 2/28/2021
The Gunners will be inspired by their recent form against their visitors, winning the last three head to heads and scoring seven goals in the process. Arsenal won both fixtures by a scoreline of 2-0 last season, with Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel netting at the King Power Stadium and Alexandre Lacazette and Thomas Partey scoring in the corresponding fixture at the Emirates.
Arsenal vs. Leicester City Prediction
Arsenal looked impressive in their opening day victory at Selhurst Park and will be looking to build momentum by beating Leicester at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon. They will be boosted in their efforts by the positive update from Arteta on Friday morning, who confirmed that Takehiro Tomiyasu, Smith-Rowe, Kieran Tierney and new signing Fabio Vieira have all returned to full training ahead of the match. However, the visitors are not in such a good situation with key players such as Ricardo Pereira and Harvey Barnes unavailable for the trip to the capital as they are nursing achilles tendon and knee injuries respectively.
The Gunners look a completely different outfit this term and will be looking to start the campaign with a good run of form as they seek to return to the Champions League for the first time in almost eight years.
The Foxes are more than capable of causing an upset, but, with key players returning from injury, the hosts look to be the stronger team and are certainly favourites for the three points.
Current Odds: Arsenal vs Leicester City
Arsenal win: 4/9
Leicester win: 6/1