Big Match Breakdown: Arsenal v Leicester City
Dave Burin | 22 October 2018
Odds and in-depth look at tonight’s Prem clash
The Premier League action continues tonight, as Leicester City make the trip to North London to face Arsenal.
Unai Emery’s Gunners are in sparkling form, and victory tonight would mark a 10th on the spin in all competitions. Meanwhile, the Foxes have claimed victory in three of their last four away games.
Everything points to an exciting contest, and ahead of kick-off, we’ve got another Big Match Breakdown for you…
Arsenal have been the dominant force in this fixture’s history, winning 65 clashes to Leicester’s 30 – with 44 draws in the mix.
The East Midlands outfit had gone more than 18 years without a victory over the Gunners ahead of the pair’s last meeting, in May. But Claude Puel’s men ripped up the history books with a 3-1 triumph.
Emery set his side up in a 4-4-2 last time out, and it paid off in spectacular fashion. The Gunners thumped Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage – the hosts’ heaviest defeat in over two years.
With eight days rest since their last clash, and no enforced changes a similar line-up is likely. It’s likely to be Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan behind a front two of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Foxes are consistently a 4-3-2-1 side. Wilfred Ndidi and Nampalys Mendy are the midfield backbone, sitting behind a trio offering supply to the lethal Jamie Vardy.
Arsenal have been lethal up front this season. The capital club have scored at least two goals in each of their last 10 games. Leicester will have their hands full with the pace and clinical finishing of Aubameyang and Lacazette.
The midfield tussle here could be an interesting one. Leicester certainly have more power in the form of Ndidi and Mendy, but they’re up against a player with real skill and smart distribution in Aaron Ramsey.
In the Match Betting, Arsenal are 8/15 favourites to take their winning run to double figures. Meanwhile, it’s 17/5 for the Draw and 24/5 for Leicester to Win at the Emirates for the first time.
Nine of the last 11 head-to-heads have seen both sides find the net. And we’re offering a Price Boost on Arsenal to Win and Both Teams to Score – Now 15/8 (was 17/10).
Lacazette and Aubameyang share top billing in the Anytime Goalscorer market. Both men are Evens to Score Anytime, and they’re also each 7/2 to break the deadlock.
Jamie Vardy loves a goal in this fixture, and is 9/5 Anytime. As for Correct Scores, it’s 10/1 for Arsenal to win 3-1 for the fourth time in 2018.
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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing