Can Gunners Beat a Toothless Foxes Side?

Arsenal have made a solid enough start to their 2020/21 Premier League season and they’ll be happy to have nine points on the board considering that two of their matches have involved making trips to Anfield and the Etihad Stadium.

The Gunners have landed victories over Fulham, West Ham and Sheffield United to mean that they’re still sitting pretty in the table and they are strong favourites with the bookies to get the better of a Leicester City side who came flying out of the traps this term but have recently hit the buffers.

Are Arsenal a Value Bet at 19/20?

Arsenal have already claimed home wins over the Hammers and the Blades, with bet365 going 19/20 about Mikel Arteta’s side getting over the line and continuing their 100% record at the Emirates, with the Spaniard hoping to make the stadium a fortress despite the distinct absence of home supporters.

The Gunners came close to getting a positive result away to Manchester City and a 1-0 defeat actually represents a good result in some ways, with the visitors managing to nullify a team who are now favourites to win the 2020/21 title and only concede the odd goal.

While there is a Europa League engagement away to Rapid Vienna on the preceding Thursday, we’re far from convinced that Arteta will field a full-strength team and you can expect Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and David Luiz to be among the players who are rested.

Thomas Partey can potentially make his first Premier League start and the Gunners might benefit from having their new recruit aiming to dominate in the midfield department, with extra firepower available in the form of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette.

Leicester Wobbling After Flying Start to Season

Leicester City made a statement of intent when winning their opening three Premier League matches by a convincing margin and that included a 5-2 demolition of Manchester City, although Brendan Rodgers’ side are now struggling after two successive home defeats against West Ham United and Aston Villa.

The Foxes were hammered 3-0 by David Moyes’ side before a 1-0 reverse against the Villans and Rodgers will be hoping to have Jamie Vardy back for this clash after suffering with an injury, although Wilfried Ndidi is a big miss in the middle of the park and there’s also the absence of Calgar Soyuncu in central defence.

Even so, Harvey Barnes and James Maddison can add creativity and drive in the middle of the park, with Wesley Fofana having shone on his debut against Aston Villa and the teenager can continue to make a big impression in this clash.

What Are the Best Bets For This Match?

We’re not particularly convinced that Arsenal are a good bet for this Premier League match and that is reflected by the fact that the Gunners are uncertain favourites against a team who can be dangerous on the counter-attack as they proved when scoring five goals at Manchester City.

Brendan Rodgers will hope that Jamie Vardy is back for the visitors and he can stretch the defence, with Maddison likely to be a starter in this game after some cameo performances as a sub.

It should be noted that Arsenal were outplayed for large parts of their home match against the Hammers and made heavy weather of beating Sheffield United in their other home clash, with the arrival of Partey not meaning that the midfielder is going to make an immediate impact.

We think that Leicester City on the Asian Handicap is a bet worth considering, while we think that the “Yes” option on the Both Teams to Score betting market could be an attractive bet. We might even consider an outside bet on the visitors.


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