Leicester City vs Arsenal
England - Premier League 2019-2020. Nov 9th.
Closing odds - money line
Leicester City vs Arsenal 2 - 0
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Foxes Look to Continue Impressive Run
It's been an impressive start to the season for Leicester City. They begin the weekend in third place in the Premier League, eight points behind Liverpool. The dream weekend for the Foxes would be a win over Arsenal and a draw between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday. The first part of that dream could well come true on Saturday.
Leicester City haven't finished above ninth in the Premier League since that shock title win. Under Brendan Rodgers, they now look a side that have an excellent chance of making a return to the Champions League. They are currently six points ahead of fifth placed Arsenal. Extending that gap to nine points and with a vastly superior goal difference would put them in a great position.
City have scored 15 goals in their last three league and cup games, all three played away from home. Nine were put past a hapless Southampton side, then three each in the Carabao Cup match at Burton Albion and the Premier League game at Crystal Palace. Just the one goal conceded too and that was in the cup tie.
They have won their last four home Premier League games. Again, the goals have been flowing with 12 scored in those matches. Jamie Vardy is already in double figures for the season but it's not all about their attacking abilities. City have only conceded eight league goals, that's the best in the Premier League this season.
Only one of their last 11 home league games have been lost. That run of good form includes a 3-0 home win over the Gunners in April. That was the second season in a row that they have put three past Arsenal in a home league game. They are in great form coming into this game with plenty of players in form.
Troubling Times for Arsenal
Their opponents can't quite make that claim. Arsenal have only won four out of 11 league games this season. Not a bad percentage but remember, both of their first games this season were won. Two out of the last nine makes for worrying times for Arsenal. They have conceded 15 league goals and that excludes the five let in at Liverpool in the Carabao Cup last week.
A run of nine goals conceded in four league games had Arsenal again worrying about their defensive abilities. Five of their last eight league games have ended in score draws. Their away form is again a major concern and Emery has done little to cure the problem. If they are going to get back into the Champions League, one point from games at Watford and Sheffield United isn't the way forward.
Arsenal have only four wins in their last 18 away league matches. Only three times in the last 34 away league matches have the Gunners managed to keep a clean sheet, a damning stat if ever there was one. Keeping a clean sheet in this game is going to be a massive task for them. A Leicester home win looks the bet to go for.