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Leicester v Arsenal Predictions, Betting Tips and Previews
08 November 2019
Saturday 9 November
King Power Stadium
The battle for the top four continues as Leicester City host Arsenal in the Premier League, with the two sides in opposing form. It’s the Foxes looking more likely to reach the Champions League next season.
Leicester and Arsenal have won their respective home editions of this fixture over the last two fixtures. The most recent, at the King Power, saw the Foxes win thanks to a Jamie Vardy brace and a strike from Youri Tielemans.
Matty James is the only significant absentee for Brendon Rodgers’ side, with the manager having settled on his strongest starting XI. The Foxes are expected to field the same line-up as last week’s win over Crystal Palace.
Unai Emery will have been delighted to welcome back first-choice full-backs Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, with both likely to start this weekend. The major contentious decision for the manager is whether to re-instate Granit Xhaka, following the club captains break down in relations with the fans.
Leicester v Arsenal Preview and Predictions
Arsenal are very much a club in crisis, as they travel to one of the Premier League’s most in-form teams in Leicester.
The Foxes equalled a domestic record in beating Southampton 9-0 and avoided getting complacent by following it up with a comfortable win at Crystal Palace. Brendan Rodgers has got the club playing very much in his image, after little less that a year in charge, with Leicester’s free-flowing and attacking football tearing teams apart this season.
Most impressive has been the manager’s success in making the most of Jamie Vardy’s abilities, which have at times been at odds with possession-based and dominant football. This is bad news for Arsenal, with the forward thriving against the North-London club, and will be looking to add to his eight goals against them.
Saturday’s game could well be a face-off between two forwards, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang maintaining his impressive scoring form despite Arsenal’s struggled. The Gabon sits just two goals behind Vardy in the scoring charts and will be looking to test Leicester’s confident back-line.
Unai Emery is under increasing pressure with just one win in his last five Premier League games, and another defeat could prove to be one too many. However, with Leicester looking almost unstoppable at home, the manger will hope that his side put in a potentially job-saving performance this weekend.
Jamie Vardy to score anytime at 1.9
The English forward is in the form of his career having scored 10, and hit twice in his last game.
Leicester to win and both teams to score at 3.5
The home side should have the edge in Saturday’s game, although Arsenal pose a threat going forward.