One of these two has won the Premier League in the last 10 years. It’s not Arsenal, who are without a title since 2004. Although they aren’t among the top favorites for winning the Premier League trophy this season, they’ve been doing okay so far. But, they still haven’t played against too many top-class teams. In fact, the match with the 2015/2016 Premier League winners is gonna be one of their biggest challenges so far. Can the Gunners blow away the Foxes on Monday evening? Find out in this Arsenal vs Leicester City match preview!
Arsenal have been in a fantastic form lately. I say “lately”, but their good run stretches all the way back to August. In fact, the gunners have won 9 games in a row, counting all competitions. Their good form has brought them a lot of points in the top English division and they’re now on the 4th place. The best thing is that they have only two points less than the top 3 teams, each of which have 20 points.
The good news for Arsenal don’t end there. The fact that they’re playing against Leicester at home is gonna give their players a lot of boost. Why? Because the Emirates is the place where they lost only one game since March.
And when it comes to their performances against Leicester at home, they’re even more impressive. Arsenal have won every single Premier League game they played against the Foxes at home in the 21st century.
Leicester look like a real mid-tale table. They got nothing to worry about relegation, yet they don’t seem to have enough quality to compete for a place in Europe. They’re currently at the 10th spot and I think they would agree to stay there until the end of the season.
Of course, this doesn’t mean they’re not ambitious. Remember that this is the team that won the title two years ago. And some of the players who won the trophy that year are still in the team. The most important of those is Jamie Vardy, a forward who might have what it takes to beat Arsenal’s defense on his own.
I’m pointing out Vardy as Leicester’s best player not just because he’s been their top scorer for years, but also because he seems to have the qualities that Arsenal defenders lack. Not only is he fast, but he’s also very strong and great in the air, something that Arsenal’s center-backs do not excel at.
And I think Leicester will try to exploit that. The Foxes are probably gonna defend with all they got and look for their chances through long balls aimed at Vardy. Who knows, maybe that approach is gonna be enough to get them at least a point against raging Gunners?
- Mesut Ozil (injury)
- Petr Cech (injury)
- Laurent Koscielny (injury)
Leicester City absentees:
- Demarai Gray (injury)
- Matty James (injury)
Leno – Mustafi, Holding, Bellerin, Monreal – Xhaka, Torreira, Ramsey – Mkhitaryan, Lacazette, Aubameyang
Schmeihel – Morgan, Maguire, Pereira, Chilwell – Ndidi, Amartey, Maddison, Albrighton – Ikeanacho, Vardy
Arsenal vs Leicester City Match Prediction
I think it is time for Arsenal’s good run to come to an end, or at least, slow down a bit. They might win this, but it’s not gonna be humiliating for Leicester. The Foxes know how to defend and I think they are not going to allow too many goals on Monday.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Betting Tips
- Leicester City +1.5 AH @1.61 (Unibet)
- Under 3.5 Goals @1.71 (1XBet)