Leicester vs Arsenal
England Premier League
Date: Sunday, 28 February 2021
Kick-Off at 12.00 UK
Venue: King Power Stadium.
Leicester City will be looking to maintain their stellar spell of form on Sunday when they play host to Arsenal in the early Premier League kick-off, exactly at noon at King Power Stadium.
The Foxes are the most pleasant surprise of the season without doubts. They currently share the second position in the league ladder with Manchester United. The team led by Brendan Rodgers have a six-point advantage on West Ham United in the fourth place and we may very likely watch the Champions League football next year at King Power Stadium.
Arsenal have been nowhere near impressive as their Sunday counterparts so far in the season. The Gunners are even in the bottom half of the standings going into the tie (the 11th place). They lost three of the last four Premier League outings.
If we ignore the 4-2 drubbing of Leeds, Mikel Arteta’s men scored just one goal in the other four of the last five league matches. It is certainly not the kind of form you want to have going face to face with the second-placed team.
Leicester vs Arsenal Head-to-head
Arsenal have been much more successful over the course of history. They won 51, drew 33, and lost just 22 of 106 clashes against the Foxes.
Interestingly, none of the last four head to head encounters saw three or more goals scored.
The streak includes two H2H matches in this season. Arsenal won the League Cup clash in late-September last year (0-2 on the road), while Leicester came on top a month later in the Premier League fixture at Emirates Stadium (0-1).
Leicester vs Arsenal Prediction
Both Leicester and Arsenal are among the top defensive teams in the league (looking at the defensive stats throughout the season). Knowing that none of their last four H2H meetings produced three or more goals, the Under 2.5 goals FT pick looks like the best possible option at the odds of 2.90.
Brendan Rodgers rested most of his key players (except for Jamie Vardy) on Thursday evening against Braga, while Mikel Arteta sent his best XI to face Benfica in Europa League.
Fatigue may play a big part here for the visitors who are likely going to be without James Maddison (a hip injury). Based on what we’ve seen so far in the season, we just have to take the 2.50 odds offered for the home win pick here.
Leicester vs Arsenal Bet Tips
Leicester to win @ 2.50
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90.