Leicester vs Arsenal: Preview and Prediction

Sunday 28th February 2021

Leicester vs Arsenal: Preview and Prediction

England Premier League
Sunday 28th February 2021
Kick off at 12noon GMT
Venue: King Power Stadium

Match Preview:

Leicester could go 2nd if Manchester United lose this weekend and it has been a superb season so far for the Foxes. They know that winning the league is going to be unrealistic as they are 10 points behind Manchester City but the goal will be to qualify for the Champions League.

Brendan Rodgers side have won their last 2 games and are undefeated in their last four. Last weekend Leicester recorded their 15th win of the season as they beat Aston Villa and their last home game ended in a 3-1 win over champions Liverpool. Overall at home it hasn’t always been plain sailing for the club who have lost 5 time,s and that is because they rarely draw at King Power stadium with just one so far. Leicester have picked up 10 points at home from their last 15 on offer.

Leicester like their opponents played in Europe and were knocked out of the Europa League as they lost 2-0 against Slavia Prague. It was obviously a disappointing night for the Foxes and it will be interesting to see if they can bounce back in this game.

Arsenal played in midweek in the Europa League and came back against Benfica to win the 2nd leg 3-2 and qualify for the quarter finals. The team were overjoyed and it was a fantastic result, and one would expect a morale boosting victory for the Gunners. Arsenal were deemed to be the home team but because of Coronavirus restrictions the match was played in Greece and of course that’s a lot of extra travel for Arsenal coming into this game given that at least Leicester’s match in midweek was at home.

Domestically Arsenal have been average once again, they have lost 3 of their last four games and are in 11th place. Yet they are just two wins away from a possible Europa League spot once again. Last weekend the Gunners lost at home to Manchester City in a game that was much closer than many would have thought, losing just 1-0. Arsenal have lost 50% of their games on the road, which includes their last two trips against Aston Villa and Wolves respectively.

 

Team News: 

Leicester: Ayoze Perez is out with his knee and isn’t due back until next week at least. James Justin could miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. James Maddison has a hip problem and is only 50/50 to make this game. Wes Morgan and Dennis Praet are out long term.

Arsenal: The Gunners have no injuries coming into this fixture.

 

Leicester vs Arsenal Head to Head:

Last season Leicester won this game 2-0.

It’s been 5 games since Arsenal recorded a victory over Leicester going back to 2018.

Arsenal haven’t won away against Leicester in the league since 2015.

 

Leicester vs Arsenal Prediction:

This game is all about reactions to what happened to both clubs in midweek. On one side you have Leicester who are out of the Europa League and on the other Arsenal who have qualified for the next round. But it means even more than that given that Arsenal were heading out of the competition with five minutes left to play. Surely Mikel Arteta’s side will come into this game with a lot of confidence and a spring in their step?

However Leicester have a great recent record over Arsenal and the Gunners have not been travelling well this season. Fatigue could be a problem for both clubs as they game goes on and so we do not expect to see many goals, although of course there will be players on the field who can score at any moment.

This is a match with no real clear favourite but given their European exploits we will be backing the away side to get something from the game as their spirits will be high.

 

Leicester vs Arsenal Betting Tips:

Asian handicap (0.0 Arsenal) at 2.08

Anytime goalscorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 2.50

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