Leicester City welcome Arsenal to the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday evening. The Foxes have made a good start to the season, sitting third in the division and harbour hopes of a return to European football next term.
Unai Emery’s men face another quick turnaround after Wednesday’s Europa League trip to Vitoria Guimaraes.
Leicester vs Arsenal – Premier League 2019/20
Where to Watch
Venue: King Power Stadium
Kick Off Time: 17:30 GMT
Referee in Charge: Chris Kavanagh
TV Channel / Live Stream: This match will be available on Sky Sports Main
Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Coverage gets underway at 5pm,
30 minutes before kick-off.
Leicester vs Arsenal – The Form Guide
Only Manchester City and Liverpool have taken more home points than Leicester’s tally of 13 so far this season. Arsenal by contrast, have secured just one win and two draws from their Premier League away days heading into this one. The home side are looking for a fourth straight win in all competitions while Emery’s men have gone three league games without a victory.
Jamie Vardy sits top of the Premier League goalscoring charts coming into the weekend. The 32-year-old has 10 goals for the season and 19 in 21 league games since Rodgers took over. Vardy often raises his game against the top teams and has netted five times in his last four matches against the Gunners. He could be a popular first goalscorer play at 7/2 (4.50) or 10/11 (1.91) anytime.
What is the Team News?
Brendan Rodgers should have a fully fit squad to pick from with the exception of midfielder Matty James. Given the Foxes’ good form, it would be no surprise if they field an unchanged line-up from the wins over Southampton and Crystal Palace.
Dani Ceballos left Wednesday’s clash in Portugal with what appears to be a hamstring injury. His participation is in doubt. Reiss Nelson has been recovering from a knee injury and was named on the bench for the midweek draw in Portugal.
Granit Xhaka has been stripped of the Arsenal captaincy and is a doubt for this game having been left out of the Gunners’ last two matches.
Leicester City Predicted Line-up: Schmeichel, Chilwell, Soyuncu, Evans, Ricardo; Barnes, Ndidi, Barnes, Maddison, Tielemans, Perez; Vardy
Arsenal Predicted Line-up: Leno, Tierney, Luiz, Sokratis, Chambers; Guendouzi, Ozil, Torreira; Aubameyang, Lacazette, Pepe
Leicester vs Arsenal Latest Odds
Betfair Sportsbook make Leicester a best price of 11/10 (2.10) to continue their winning streak. Arsenal are available at 5/2 (3.50) with the same firm while the draw trades at 11/4 (3.75).
The bookmakers are expecting plenty of action in the final third. Over 2.5 goals is just 4/7 (1.57) with Betfair. They’re 40/85 (1,47) that both teams get on the scoresheet.
Leicester vs Arsenal Score Prediction
Home advantage has proved crucial in head-to-head meetings between these teams of late. The last five games have seen the respective home side come out on top. With Leicester having a full week to prepare and Arsenal’s poor away form, backing a Foxes win makes sense. A 3-1 Leicester victory is a best price of 14/1 (15.0).
Leicester vs Arsenal Betting Tip
Arsenal are desperate for a win but it’s easy to back against them here. With just one league win on the road so far, they face a tough trip to the King Power Stadium. Leicester have had extra time to prepare and have won this exact fixture in each of the past two seasons. The Foxes are flying and backing them to win this game at 11/10 (2.10) is a solid pick. For a bigger price, take the 14/1 (15.0) about Rodgers’ side winning 3-1 on home soil.