Arsenal v Leicester Preview & Correct Score Tips – 07/07/2020
2019-20 English Premier League: Arsenal v Leicester Preview – Emirates Stadium – Tuesday, 7 July 2020 – 18:15hrs GMT
Arsenal v Leicester PredictionsBet365 odds subject to change and correct as of 06/07/2020.
All our tips are a challenge only and do not guarantee success.
Arsenal v Leicester Preview
Arsenal registered their fourth straight win across all competitions when they bested Nuno Espirito Santo's Wolverhampton 0-2 away at the Molineux. Not many were expecting Mikel Arteta's Gunners to pull it off against the Wolves but they showed great character through some resolute defending and lightning counter-attacks. The North London club will be on a high when they host Leicester City at the Emirates stadium on Tuesday night.
Brendan Rodgers' Leicester City themselves may have turned a corner after coming out of three win-less games since the resumption of the season in June to beat Crystal Palace 3 -0 at home on Saturday. Ace veteran striker Jamie Vardy celebrated his 100-goal mark with a brace in the win at the King Power and will want to carry on with what he did there at the Emirates. After having scored 17 goals in 19 games before the turn of the year, Vardy went completely out of form in 2020, his ten games in that phase
bringing him just two goals. His poor form cast a shadow on Leicester's performance too. Brendan Rodgers' Foxes have won just four of their 13 Premier League games in the current calendar year while losing as many as five, putting their chances of remaining in the Top Four in some jeopardy.
Coupled with Vardy's poor touch, James Maddison's absence in the last few many games owing to a hip injury seems to one of the primary reasons for Leicester's poor showing of late. The attacking midfielder could again miss his team's forthcoming clash at the Emirates.To compound problems for Rodgers, Ben Chilwell and Ayoze Perez had to leave the Crystal Palace game midway and could be in some doubt for Tuesday's clash. Harvey Barnes who came as a late substitute in the Palace clash could well feature in the starting XI and so could Hamza Choudhury.
For Arsenal, goalkeeper Bernd Leno still remains in doubt, out with a stretched ligament. But his replacement Emiliano Martínez seems to be doing a fine job between the pots and is through his fourth clean sheet. Arsenal have still been shaky defensively but have shown a lot of pluck at the back recently. Their attack has improved considerably. Pierre Aubameyang is of course a perennial threat and there seems to be some serious young talent building up in the likes of Eddie Nketiah, Dani Ceballos and the 18-year old Bukayo Saka (who scored through a wonderful left-footer against the Wolves).
The Gunners have a comfortable record at home in the 2019-20 season, winning 8 of their 16 Premier League matches at the Emirates while losing three, two of which have come against top four sides – Chelsea and Manchester City. The Foxes haven't been able to register a single away win in five games following a 3-0 win at Newcastle in January and also have failed to score in two of their last 5 away league games.
In their first meeting with Leicester this season, Arsenal lost 0-2 and will be keen to avoid a third straight loss to the Foxes, having been beaten 3-0 in April 2019 at the King Power stadium – the previous two meetings between these sides being at that venue. It's noteworthy that in the last six meetings, the side playing at home has won.
The Foxes will be on tenterhooks going into the Emirates clash. Currently in the 3rd spot with 58 points, they are just a point ahead of Chelsea and 3 ahead of 5th placed Manchester United. So they just can't afford to slip up. Arsenal on the other hand will be happy to move a notch up from the 7th place they presently find themselves in. Given their recent resurgence, bookmakers are wagering on the hosts to take three points at the Emirates on the 7th. But a desperate Leicester side could make the odds less obvious than they may seem.
Arsenal v Leicester odds
Arsenal to win: 5/4
Leicester to win: 2/1
Correct score odds
Draw 1-1: 13/2 (predicted scoreline)
Arsenal 2-1: 9/1 (predicted scoreline)
Arsenal 1-0: 9/1
Leicester 2-1: 11/1
Leicester 1-0: 12/1
Draw 0-0: 12/1
Draw 2-2: 12/1
Arsenal 2-0: 12/1
Arsenal 3-1: 18/1
Leicester 2-0: 18/1
Both teams to score
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 19/20
Jamie Vardy: 5/4
Alexandre Lacazette: 7/4
Kelechi Iheanacho: 21/10
Nicolas Pepe: 14/5
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