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Arsenal vs Leeds United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

22 October 2021

Emirates Stadium – Carabao Cup

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his last-gasp equaliser against Crystal Palace

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Arsenal vs. Leeds United Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews

Premier League pair Arsenal and Leeds United face off in midweek action as they aim for a place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals. The Gunners have finished as runners-up in the competition more times than any other club, with just two wins from eight appearances in the final.

Past Meetings

Arsenal picked up four points from their two Premier League games against Leeds United last season and the Gunners are unbeaten in their last six meetings with the Whites in all competitions. Follow the Spin Sports blog to discover who will power on into the last eight as we delve deeper into the online football betting.

Team News

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be without midfield pair Granit Xhaka and Bukayo Saka through injury for this tie, as he looks to balance his squad across all competitions. However, the Spanish coach is set to rotate his starting options, as he did in previous rounds, with Cédric Soares, Albert Lokonga and Eddie Nketiah all set to come in.

Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa is boosted by the return to fitness of England pair Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, but Brazilian star Raphinha is still sidelined.

Arsenal vs. Leeds United Preview and Predictions

Arsenal have steadied their form in recent weeks following a damaging start to the 2021-22 Premier League season. They head into this clash on the back of 11 points from their last five Premier League games and convincing wins over West Brom and AFC Wimbledon in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Bielsa’s Leeds have continued to struggle for consistency so far this season with just one Premier League win on the board in 2021-22. However, the Whites have looked better in cup action so far, with a straightforward win over Crewe Alexandra and a penalty shootout victory against Championship high-flyers Fulham.

With form on their side, Arsenal are strong favourites to clinch the win in this game, and a victory for Arteta comes in at a price of 1.71. Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has remained as their best goal source again this season, with six goals in all competitions, including a hat-trick against West Brom in the earlier rounds of the Carabao Cup.

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Arsenal to win 2-1 at 9.25

Arsenal and Arteta will be confident of having enough to squeeze themselves into the next round, but Bielsa’s visitors will not make it easy for them and the home side will need to battle for 90 minutes to get through.

Both teams to score at 1.80

Despite their upturn in form, Arsenal are still conceding goals, with three goals shipped in their last three games and Arteta’s side have kept just two clean sheet at home this season across all competitions.