Arsenal v Leicester City Predictions, Betting Tips & Previews
April 24, 2017
Wednesday April 26 – Emirates Stadium – Premier League
Top four chasing Arsenal host Premier League holders Leicester City on Wednesday night, with the Gunners looking to make up ground on their rivals.
Arsene Wenger’s side have a very good record against the Foxes, unbeaten in their last five Premier League meetings, winning three of them.
Defender Shkodran Mustafi is still out for Arsenal, as the German continues his recovery from a thigh injury. His absence means Wenger is likely to continue with the three man defence of Gabriel Paulista, Rob Holding and Laurent Koscielny, that have started the last two games.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also rated as doubtful is a calf problem, after the midfielder was withdrawn in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City, with Theo Walcott likely to step in if he is unfit.
Goalkeeper David Ospina and striker Lucas Perez remain sidelined with long term injuries.
Foxes captain Wes Morgan is out with hamstring problem, and he is likely to be replaced by Yohan Benalouane at centre back.
Algerian striker Islam Slimani is also ruled out of the visit to London with a groin strain.
Arsenal v Leicester City Preview and Predictions
Arsenal’s confidence received a real boost with the FA Cup win over Manchester City, and they now look set with getting back to the job of securing Champions League qualification for next season.
Back to back wins have put Arsenal in a strong position to get into the top four, as they have three games in hand on some of the teams above them.
Three points against Craig Shakespeare’s Leicester is vital if they want to continue their revival, and a home win is 8/13.
Both sides have plenty of firepower in their ranks, and with Arsenal set to go on the offensive their will be plenty of opportunities for Leicester to get a goal, a both teams to score bet is 4/9.
Arsenal to win 3-1 at 11/1
Leicester have the capability to nick a goal at the Emirates, but Arsenal should have more than enough to see them off comfortably, particularly as Leicester’s relegation fears have eased and Arsenal still have plenty to play for.
Alexis Sanchez to score anytime 8/11
The Chilean international has been the hero for Arsenal on a number of occasions this season, and is their top scorer with 19 Premier League goals. His pace and movement will be a real headache for the visiting defence.