Leicester City vs Arsenal: Preview and Prediction

Leicester City vs Arsenal-Match Preview and Prediction-20-August-2016-EPL 2016-17

Leicester City vs Arsenal
2016/17 English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 20 August, 2016,
Kick-off: 17:30 UK.
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).

Defending champions ‘Leicester City” hosts Arsenal for their first home game of the 2016/2017 season.

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Leicester starts the new season on bad note, after they become the first defending champion to loss their first game in a new season. The foxes lost to Hull city, and are in search of their first win in 4 games.

Arsenal suffered their first league defeat in a goal filled clash with Liverpool at the Emirate Staduim. Arsenal who are plagued with injury going into the season, had addition men on their already disastrous injury list. However, Arsenal will be taking some positivity into this game, as they have always enjoyed a decent result against Leicester.

Liecester Vs Arsenal: Key Facts

  • Leicester city maintains 15 home league games unbeaten, and have suffered just one defeat at home in 19 league games.
  • Arsenal maintains 5 away league games unbeaten run, and have never been beaten by the foxes in 14 league games boasting of 3 straight win against the 2015/2016 champions.

Leicester City: Team News

Claudio Raineri will have Robert Huth back for this clash, after he missed the Hull game due to suspension.

Leicester City: Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2)

Schmeichel: Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs: Mahrez, Drinkwater, Amartey, Musa: Okazaki, Vardy

Arsenal: Team News

Arsenal injury table received fresh men, after Alex Iwobi and Aaron Ramsey limped of the pitch in their last game.

Therefore, Arsene will be without the services of 6 top players for this clash. Arsene will have Laurent Koscienly, Olivier Giroud, and Mesut Ozil after they missed the first game due to lack of match fitness.

Arsenal: Predicted Line-Up (4-2-3-1)

Cech: Bellerin, Koscienly, Coquelin, Monreal: Elneny, Xhaka- Sanchez, Ozil, Cazorla: Giroud

Leicester vs Arsenal: Head to Head

Arsenal was the only side that did a double over Leicester last season. The gunners won the foxes with a 7-3 score line over two leg during the 2015/2016.

Leicester has failed to defeat Arsenal in their last 10 premier league meetings. The gunners won 7 of those 10 meetings, while 3 ended in a draw.

Leicester vs Arsenal: Prediction

Both side started their 2016/2017 league campaign with a bad result, and will therefore be looking for fast redemption to keep up with the tough competition the league provides.

Therefore, it will be anxiety filled game for both players and managers. Moreover, I predict a Leicester victory, considering the home advantage, and the negative emotion running in at Arsenal.

Leicester vs Arsenal: Prediction

1) Both Teams to Score
2) Over 2.5 goals.

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