Two teams that harbour top 4 hopes, Arsenal and Leicester City, will go up against each other at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Both teams have won three of their first five matches and Leicester City are currently fifth, a place ahead of Arsenal, who are below the Foxes owing to an inferior goal difference.
The Gunners were beaten 1-0 by Manchester City last week and Leicester City were defeated 1-0 by Aston Villa at home. In fact, Brendan Rodgers’ men had been flying until West Ham visited them at the King Power Stadium and dealt them a shock 3-0 defeat.
Both Arsenal and Leicester City featured in the UEFA Europa League midweek and registered victories. Arsenal won 1-2 against Rapid Wien thanks to goals from David Luiz and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang whereas Leicester City got the better of Zorya Luhansk by putting three goals past them.
Arsenal are yet to be defeated at the Emirates in 2020 and have won nine of their 11 home games so far. Leicester City haven’t won away against Arsenal since 1973. As such, the Gunners will be smacking their lips ahead of Sunday’s encounter.
Arsenal vs Leicester City Head-to-Head
Arsenal and Leicester City have clashed a total of 144 times till date. Arsenal have won 67 of those games while Leicester City have won 32. 45 games have ended in draws.
The last time the Gunners took on the Foxes was in the Carabao Cup in September and Arsenal won the game 2-0.
Arsenal form guide: L-W-W-L-W
Leicester City form guide: L-W-L-L-W
Arsenal vs Leicester City Predicted Lineups
Arsenal predicted XI: Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney; Dani Ceballos, Thomas Partey, Bukayo Saka; Willian, Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang
Leicester City predicted XI: Kasper Schmeichel, Timothy Castagne, Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Justin, Mendy, Ayoze Perez, James Maddison, Praet, Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy
Arsenal vs Leicester Prediction
Leicester City have a dreadful away record against Arsenal. Though Jamie Vardy’s return will give them a significant boost, they come to Emirates on the back of two successive defeats against West Ham and Aston Villa. Arsenal have only lost against Liverpool and Manchester City.
We expect Arsenal to come out on top in an intensely contested fixture.
Prediction: Arsenal 2-1 Leicester City