Arsenal are in need of three points after three games on the bounce without a win, but the task doesn’t get much bigger at the moment. Leicester are only beaten on form by league leaders Liverpool and have scored 17 times in their last six matches.
The home side has kept up their incredible start to the season, showing their rivals in the Premier League that it sure isn’t a fluke by winning seven out of 11 matches so far this season. They have the best goal scoring record in the league and only three other teams have conceded less than them so far. But it’s about time they show the same form against the big teams, as they have drawn against Chelsea and lost to Manchester United and Liverpool.
MATCH TO END IN A DRAW AND BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
Jamie Vardy has scored 10 times in the league this season and goes up against another prolific goal scorer in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this Saturday. The Gabon international is chasing the Leicester forward on eight goals so far. With both teams averaging on close to three goals a game, it could be another high-scoring match at the King Power Stadium this weekend.
TOTAL GOALS OVER 2.5
Brendan Rodgers has transformed Leicester into a team that looks like a contender for the top four in the Premier League this season, and they have won four games in a row across all competition, three of them away from home. They are not involved in Europe during the week and might benefit from having the whole week to work on their tactics before The Gunners come to visit after a trip to Portugal to meet Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League this week. They have got a great opportunity to go all out and attack their visitors and make sure we get another game with goals galore.
TOTAL GOALS IN THE MATCH 3-4
Head to Head
Last season Brendan Rodgers steered Leicester to a convincing 3-0 win over Arsenal at home, when Jamie Vardy’s brace and Youri Tielemans opener sent The Gunners empty handed home to London. That was the second home win in a row against Arsenal, as they won 3-1 in May 2018. The two teams are locked on 16-19-16 in 51 games at Leicester.
MATCH TO END IN A DRAW
Leicester have been convincing against the ‘lesser’ sides but despite a win over reigning champions Manchester City this season, they have struggled to overcome the top teams and will again meet a team out to prove that they belong in the top four in the Premier League.
Darren Williamson is an experienced soccer writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European soccer, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.
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