Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Predictions and Betting Tips
Leicester City is set to face Arsenal in an all-important clash on 28th February at the King Power stadium. Leicester City put up a strong performance against Aston Villa in their last outing where they created 7 shots and converted on two occasions that helped them grab those three important points.
On the other hand, Arsenal was completely outplayed by the relentless Manchester City attack where they conceded once. With home advantage and the winning momentum, Leicester have their noses ahead leading into this encounter.
Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Predictions and Betting Summary
Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Predictions and Betting: Offensive and defensive stats
The Leicester attack will be led by England striker Jamie Vardy who has scored 14 goals and assisted on 5 occasions so far this season. He is expected to return to the eleven and is looking for scoring opportunities who has been given a rating of 7.12 in this season.
James Maddison has returned to form with 11 goals and 6 assists in 28 games for the side and will be a key candidate in creating chances against the Gunners.
Harvey Barnes has given clinical performances in the recent games with 13 goals and 4 assists but will have to create more scoring opportunities for the team to come out on top.
Arsenal’s attack has the services of Aubameyang and Pepe who are expected to fire on the weekend.
Pepe is a key candidate in the lineup with 7 goals and 3 assists in 32 games for the team. He has 78% pass completion rate and provides about 2 shots on target per game.
Aubameyang’s inconsistency has been a huge matter of concern with the side living dangerously. He has 12 goals and an assist in 29 outings for the team in the premier league. He has 77.7% pass success along with 1.2 aerial duels won per game.
Bukayo Saka has also been of great help with 6 goals and 3 assists in addition to a rating of 7.
Youri Tielemans strengths include dribbling, long shots along with providing vital contribution in terms of defense. He has scored 8 goals and has assisted on 2 occasions so far along with a rating of 7.07.
Wilfred Ndidi has also been an important candidate in the lineup with decent numbers. He has 1 goal and an assist in addition to a passing rate of 86.8% in addition to 2.3 aerial duels won per game.
The Arsenal’s midfield has a huge job in hand if they have to score three important points over the weekend.
Granit Xhaka has so far assisted on three occasions and has scored one goal in 36 games. In addition to this, he has 89.6% pass accuracy and 1.4 tackles per game.
Dani Ceballos might seem to be a little weak in aerial duels, but he more than covers it up with his strong passing and dribbling skills. He creates 1.1 key passes per game and has 6.79 rating in this season.
Leicester’s defense played a fine role in keeping the Villa’s attack at bay by restricting them to just one goal.
Soyuncu has 84.9% pass success along with 0.8 tackles per game, 1.1 interceptions per game and 3.6 clears per game which makes him a perfect match for the full center back. Jonny Evans returning to the side made a huge difference as it was highly evident in the result. The star defender has a rating of 6.84 in 29 games.
Timothy Castagne strength is to tackle consistently and clears the ball instantly. He has incredible numbers and is rated close to 7 in this season.
The Arsenal backline has the likes of Bellerin, David Luiz, Holding who failed to hold off City last weekend.
David Luiz needs to do a better job as the center-back who has 84.8% pass success. He also enjoys 0.4 tackles, 0.5 interceptions and 2.3 clears per game.
Hector Bellerin of Spain has 83.7% pass completion success and dribbles very well. He intercepts well with an average of 1.2 per game and 1.3 clears that makes it tough for the opponent.
Holding will probably come in for the game who is excellent in aerial duels and tackles extremely well. Along with 86.3% pass completion, he has 1.4 tackles and 3.9 clears on an average.
Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Leicester City are one of the teams contending for the final glory along with Manchester United. Even though they have managed to win 15 games out of 25, they have succumbed under pressure this season.
The one thing that has worked in their favor is that they have stepped up and played some dominating football against the top 6 teams this season. They have managed to fend off Liverpool, Man City, Chelsea and Spurs at least once so far.
In their last appearance, they defeated Aston Villa to retain their 3rd spot in the points table.
Looking at Arsenal’s campaign, their campaign has been one with more troughs than peaks which has put them in a catch-up situation. They are currently placed in 10th spot with 10 victories, 4 draws and 11 losses so far.
Their campaign was completely in big trouble after a string of poor performances. This trend continued until the end of 2020 where they looked down and out. But they staged a decent comeback that enabled them to get back on track.
But the issue has been the lack of self-confidence in this season which was clearly evident when they struggled to close games against minnows. They lost their last clash against City at the Emirates stadium.
Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head:
Matches: 22: Leicester: 4 Arsenal: 13 Draw: 5
Last 5 meetings: Arsenal – 1, Leicester – 3, Draw – 1.
Leicester City vs Arsenal Football Predictions and Betting: Predicted winner
The betting platforms and prediction experts are expecting Leicester to come on top with the Gunners holding a significant chance going into the clash. According to FCTables, it has given 33% chance of victory to Arsenal whereas Leicester has got 38% chance to grab three points. Oddschecker who are known for giving the best odds have also suggested the hosts to be in the driver seat at 53/35 whereas Arsenal is behind at 2/1.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight have gone on to give 46% chance for Leicester City whereas their rivals have 30% chance in this battle.