Arsenal v Leicester Premier League betting preview and tips

21:00 Mon 22 Oct
Football
England
Premier League
Tip: 1, BTTS
Units: 1/5
Odds: +162

Arsenal are laughing at the moment after a string of wins that nobody saw coming after opening the season with a home reverse against Manchester City and an away defeat at Chelsea.

Since then, the Gunners have pulled up their socks and embarked on a run of victories which have propelled them to fourth in the Premier League table and breathing down the neck of the leaders.

Unai Emery clearly wants his team to play fast and flowing football, with Alexandre Lacazette looking sharp as a tack in the centre forward position and he tormented the Fulham defence as part of a 5-1 win recently, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang also staked a claim for a place in the team after bagging a brace.

Emery has lots of exciting options going forward, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey all competing for places, while Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka offer defensive cover for this team and all looks rosy.

We’re expecting their winning run to continue against Leicester after the international break, with the Foxes looking defensively porous in recent matches including a 2-1 defeat at home to Everton.

There’s also no getting away from the mauling they received at the hands of Bournemouth and it’s probably a blessing in disguise that Wes Morgan is suspended considering that he’s been a liability next to Harry Maguire this season.

Leicester are nice and bright going forward and we can see them scoring a goal or two, although whether they will be able to avoid being outscored by the Gunners is another matter and the winning run looks set to continue.

BETTING TIP
Arsenal + BTTS @ 2.62 with bet365

Team News

Arsenal: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
Leicester: 4-2-3-1 (Confirmed Line-ups)
  • 19
    Bernd Leno
  • 12
    Stephan Lichtsteiner
  • 16
    Rob Holding
  • 20
    Shkodran Mustafi
  • 02
    Hector Bellerin
  • 34
    Granit Xhaka
  • 11
    Lucas Torreira
  • 17
    Alex Iwobi
  • 10
    Mesut Özil
  • 07
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan
  • 09
    Alexandre Lacazette
  • 01
    Kasper Schmeichel
  • 18
    Daniel Amartey
  • 06
    Jonny Evans
  • 15
    Harry Maguire
  • 03
    Benjamin Chilwell
  • 24
    Nampalys Mendy
  • 25
    Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
  • 14
    Ricardo Pereira
  • 08
    Kelechi Iheanacho
  • 10
    James Maddison
  • 09
    Jamie Vardy

Premier League

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Manchester City 12 10 2 0 36:5 32
2 Liverpool 12 9 3 0 23:5 30
3 Chelsea 12 8 4 0 27:8 28
4 Arsenal 12 7 3 2 26:15 24
5 Tottenham 11 8 0 3 18:10 24
6 Bournemouth 12 6 2 4 21:16 20
7 Watford 12 6 2 4 17:14 20
8 Manchester Unit 12 6 2 4 20:21 20
9 Everton 12 5 4 3 19:15 19
10 Leicester 12 5 2 5 17:16 17
11 Wolverhampton W 12 4 4 4 12:13 16
12 Brighton 12 4 2 6 13:18 14
13 West Ham 12 3 3 6 14:18 12
14 Newcastle Unite 12 2 3 7 9:15 9
15 Burnley 12 2 3 7 12:25 9
16 Crystal Palace 12 2 2 8 8:17 8
17 Southampton 12 1 5 6 8:21 8
18 Cardiff 12 2 2 8 11:25 8
19 Huddersfield 11 1 4 6 6:20 7
20 Fulham 12 1 2 9 11:31 5