Prediction and odds for the game: Leicester (6/4) vs Arsenal (9/5)
We are backing the home win
When: Sunday, 28th February 2021, Kick-off 12:00
Where: The King Power Stadium
On Sunday afternoon, Leicester host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium, in what could be a fascinating tactical battle in the Premier League.
The Foxes are well-positioned to seal one of the Champions League spots in the Premier League this season. Brendan Rodgers team are third-place in the table, six points clear of fifth-place Chelsea.
Their recent form has boosted Leicester’s hopes of a top-four finish this season, as the home team have won three of their last four league outings while remaining unbeaten. However, the Foxes exited the Europa League on Thursday at the last-32 stage, as they suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat by Czech Republic team Slavia Prague.
Leicester’s recent home form in the English top-flight has been relatively good, as they have recorded three wins in their last four league outings. Their only blip was a surprise 3-1 home defeat by Leeds. Rodgers team have been a potent attacking force at the King Power finding the net at least twice in four of their last five league matches.
However, the likely absence of England midfielder James Maddison may well hamper their attacking efforts.
Like the Foxes, Arsenal were in Europa League action on Thursday night. Mikel Arteta’s team sealed their spot in the last-16 of the competition by recording a 3-2 win over Benfica. The victory was certainly a boost for the visitors, recent league form has been poor.
The team from north London have suffered defeat in three of their last four games in the Premier League. The fact that they have failed to score in two of their last three league games has been one of the factors in the Gunners recent struggles in the league.
The visitor’s poor recent form in the English top-flight has left Arsenal in the bottom half of the table, something which not many people would have envisioned at the beginning of the campaign.
The Gunners have been inconsistent on their travels of late in the Premier League, as they have won three of their last eight away games in the English top-flight. Their recent league matches away from home in the top-flight have been high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in three of their last four matches.
Leicester are the favourites to claim victory in this one and we are backing the Foxes to record another narrow victory. We think that this could be a tight game, especially as Leicester are missing some attacking players. With that in mind, we are backing under 2.5 goals scored.
Verdict: We are backing the home win at odds of 6/4 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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