Prediction and odds for the game: Arsenal (1/2) vs Leicester (5/1)
We are backing Bukayo Saka to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 2/1
When: Sunday 13 March 2022, Kick-off 16:30
Where: The Emirates Stadium
On Sunday afternoon, Arsenal host Leicester at the Emirates Stadium, in a game that could be crucial to the team’s chance of a top-four finish in the Premier League this season.
The Gunners now look to be in a healthy position to claim the fourth Champions League spot in the Premier League this season. Mikel Arteta’s team may just be a point clear of fifth-place Manchester United, but they have three games in hand on the Red Devils and sixth-place West Ham, who are trailing the north London outfit by three points.
Arsenal looks to have hit form at just the right time in the Premier League, as the Gunners are unbeaten in five matches in the English top-flight, having won their last four matches in the league. The team from north London has also scored at least two goals in their last three matches in the English Premier League.
Arsenal have a strong recent home record in the Premier League, as they have won seven of their last nine league matches in the English top-flight.
The Gunners have an impressive home record against Leicester in the Premier League era, as they have won 12 of the last 15 league matches on home soil between the pair.
The Foxes’ form has turned around in recent weeks, as Brendan Rodgers’ team has now recorded four straight wins in all competitions. Last time out, the team from the Midlands recorded a 2-0 home win over French outfit Rennes in the Europa Conference League.
Unfortunately for the visitors, their recent run of form looks to have come too late for Rodgers team to make the European spots. The Foxes are 12 points behind the top-six, although they have three games in hand on sixth-place West Ham.
The game saw Leicester keep a third straight clean sheet. The recent defensive improvement will be welcome, as they have found clean sheets hard to come by this season.
When it comes to the Premier League, the visitors have recorded two straight league wins over struggling Burnley and Leeds. However, the wins came on the back of a five-game winless run in the English top-flight.
Leicester have been poor on their travels of late in the Premier League, as the Foxes have won just one of their last seven away games in the English top-flight. However, that one away win came in their last league match on their travels in a 2-0 win over Burnley.
Both teams head into this clash in high spirits and on good runs of form. However, we feel that Arsenal has just a bit more quality than the visitors and expect the Gunners to record a victory. The bet we are backing is for Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka to be an anytime goalscorer, as the England international has looked like one of the home side’s biggest attacking threats of late.
Our Tips: We are backing Arsenal to win at odds of 1/2 and/or Bukayo Saka to be an anytime goalscorer at odds of 2/1. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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Will Arsenal boost their top-four hopes or will Leicester continue their recent resurgence by recording a rare win in north London?