Red-hot Arsenal will look to extend their winning ways when they host visiting Leicester City in an intriguing matchup of top eight Premier League teams on Wednesday. With Arsenal playing their best soccer of the season and Leicester City looking to remain in third place in the standings, let’s find out which team is offering the best betting value against their Premier League odds.
Premier League Betting Predictions – Leicester Vs Arsenal
Why Bet On Arsenal
Arsenal is sitting in seventh place in the Premier League standings with 49 points. The Gunners have scored 49 goals while allowing 41 goals defensively (+8). Arsenal has won four straight and eight of their last 10 games overall including a convincing 2-0 win over Wolverhampton on Saturday. Arsenal teenager Bukayo Saka celebrated signing a new contract with the club by scoring his first Premier League goal while Alexandre Lacazette added a second goal late in regulation to seal the deal. Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta said after the game that Lacazette “really needed that goal” after coming off the bench.
“When I asked him to come in, he was ready in three seconds. It was great movement off the ball, a great finish. I am so happy for him. He completely deserves that for the way he trains and plays every day,” Arteta said.
Arsenal has gone 8-5-3 SU at home this season while also going 4-10-2 ATS and 7-6-3 O/U at home. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored a team-high 19 goals in 31 matches while Lacazette has added eight goals in 25 matches. Nicolas Pepe has posted a team-high six assists while Saka has added four assists.
Why Bet On Leicester City
Leicester City is sitting in third place in the standings with 58 points. The Foxes have scored 63 goals while allowing just 31 goals defensively (+32). Leicester struggled in going 0-2-2 over their last four matches, but the Foxes snapped their two-game skid by picking up a resounding 3-0 smackdown win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. Kelechi Iheanacho struck the back of the net at the 49-minute mark before veteran Jamie Vardy scored his 100th career Premier League goal to lead Leicester City to the win.
“I will wait until the end of the season when I can reflect on things, we have a game in three days,” Vardy said after the win.
Leicester has gone 7-3-6 SU on the road this season while also going 8-6-2 ATS and 7-7-2 O/U away from home. Unfortunately, playmaker James Maddison and fullback Ben Chilwell are doubtful for this affair.
“We’ve got doubts over James Maddison and Ben Chilwell. They could be the two who could struggle,” manager Brendan Rodgers told reporters in a virtual news conference on Monday.
General Game Info Leicester City F.C. (17-7-9) vs Arsenal F.C. (12-13-8)
- When: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 3:15 PM ET
- Where: Emirates Stadium
- Leicester Vs Arsenal Live: Sky Sports
- Money Lines: Arsenal FC +107 / Leicester +252 / Draw +280
- Total: 2
Expert Analysis and Prediction
Leicester City might have the more impressive record this season, but Arsenal is playing their best soccer of the season at just the right time. Leicester won both regular season meetings via shutouts in 2019, but Arsenal had won two of the previous three meetings while scoring at least three goals in each victory. With that said, I’m going with Arsenal to get the huge home win in this matchup simply because they are playing at home and clearly playing better than Leicester coming into this affair.
Pick: Arsenal 3 Leicester 2