Leeds v Arsenal betting tips – Gunners look uncertain favourites

The last four encounters

ween Leeds and Arsenal have been FA Cup clashes, with the teams meeting at the Emirates Stadium last term and Marcelo Bielsa’s side put together a spirited performance which saw them slightly unlucky to come off as 1-0 losers against a team who would go on to lift the trophy.

The teams now meet at Elland Road on Sunday 22 November, with both teams looking for a positive reaction after poor results before the international break, with Leeds the

ting outsiders to beat an Arsenal team who were embarrassed 3-0 at home to Aston Villa last weekend.

Can Leeds Stop the Defensive Rot Against Gunners?

Everyone has been banging on about Leeds United and Bielsa, although the plain fact is that the Yorkshire side have been really defensively porous in recent weeks, losing by 4-1 scorelines against Leicester City and Crystal Palace.

Previously to this, Leeds were excellent when winning 3-0 at Villa Park although Bielsa must be concerned about the defensive leakage and the fact that Leeds now face Arsenal, Everton and Chelsea in successive weeks.

The home side are as big as 9/4 to win this game and that’s a decent price considering that they have already served it up against Liverpool and Manchester City this season, with Bielsa now getting the chance to work on the training ground with the non-international players.

However, Leeds might take a more measured approach in this clash as a result of their recent defensive failings and they’ll be aware that some of Arsenal’s best performances have come on the road where they’ve been able to counter-attack to good effect.

Will the Real Arsenal Please Stand Up?

Arsenal have won 50% of their matches this season and that included a 1-0 win at Old Trafford, although the Gunners have blustered their way through the Premier League season thus far and the 3-0 reverse at home to Aston Villa was described as the “worst game of my managerial career” by Mikel Arteta.

Arteta will now have a fortnight to stew over an insipid performance and punters might tread carefully when it comes to the 6/5 on offer about Arsenal winning this encounter considering that they have only won one match by more than a one-goal margin and that came against a shell-shocked Fulham side in the opening game of the season.

Gunners Having Issues Scoring Goals

While Arsenal have put a combined seven goals past Molde and Dundalk in recent Europa League games, the Gunners have scored just one goal in their past four EPL encounters, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not thriving in that left-sided role and it might be that the Gabon forward is played more centrally when this game comes around.

Arteta definitely suffers from a safety-first approach at times and it’s possible that the 13/5 about the draw offers more excitement from a

ting point-of-view rather than backing the visitors.

What Are the Best

s for This Match?

There’s a possibility that both managers will go back to basics for this match and it will also be a match where both teams will have been able to recharge their batteries, with the early fixture list of EPL matches meaning that players have been worn out after their exertions.

We figure that Under 2.5 Goals could be a viable

and odds of 6/5 could be attractive that there are two goals or less scored, with Leeds certainly worth chancing in this clash considering that they can raise their game against decent sides as they have previously proven.

If Arsenal are to win the game, then consider the 10/1 about a 1-0 victory for the Gunners considering that the north London side demonstrated at Old Trafford that they’re able to contain opponents before finding a way to score, although the visitors are not full of goals at the moment.


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