Big Game Focus: Leicester City v Arsenal


Leicester City and Arsenal lock horns on Saturday evening in a match which could go some way to deciding who finishes in the top-four in the Premier League this season. Leicester have been in impressive form and they sit third in the table with seven wins from 11 games, six points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal. Here’s the Big Game Focus. Bet on the game here. 

Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City have made a brilliant start to the season. Seven wins from 11 games have put them right in the mix of the Premier League title race which is reminiscent of their historic 2015/2016 season where they won the league. They have lost just twice this season and are eight points off leaders Liverpool. They also have the second-best attack in the league. Will they inflict more misery on a struggling Gunners side?

Arsenal’s top-four credentials will be put to test at the King Power against a rampant Foxes team. Unai Emery’s side have won just once in their last five league games and lost their last away game to Sheffield United.

Betting preview

The Foxes have beaten Arsenal in their last two games at the King Power. Arsenal have a poor away record in the league. They have won just four in their last 18. The hosts have also won eight of their last 11 home games in the league. You can back a Home Win at odds of 2.00. 

Four of Leicester’s last five league games have seen three or more goals scored while three of the Gunners’ last five games in all competitions have seen Over 2.5 Goals. In addition, the last four meetings between these two have seen three or more goals. Therefore, you can back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.55. 

Jamie Vardy has scored more goals against Arsenal than any other side. The former England striker has scored eight goals in eight appearances against Arsenal. He’s also scored the most goals in the Premier League this season with ten. For that reason, you can back Jamie Vardy as Anytime Goalscorer at odds of 1.85. 

Team news

Rodgers has a fully fit squad to choose from and he could name the same line-up that started the 2-0 win at Crystal Palace last weekend.

Dani Ceballos has been ruled out for Arsenal after picking up a hamstring injury in the draw at Vitoria. Mesut Ozil might take part after being rested for midweek’s Europa League clash.

Possible line-ups

Leicester: Schmeichel, Pereira, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell, Ndidi, Perez, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Vardy

Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Sokratis, David Luiz, Tierney, Torreira, Guendouzi, Willock, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang