Leicester v Arsenal Preview And Betting Tips 20-8-16

Leicester v Arsenal Preview And Betting Tips 20-8-16

by 16th August 2016

Leicester v Arsenal Betting Preview

Champions Leicester City host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday in the late Premier League kick-off, as both sides look to recover from opening weekend defeats.

Match Odds
Leicester City  – Draw Arsenal 
Betting odds for the Premier League clash between Leicester v Arsenal shown are this week from Betfair and are subject to change

Kick Off – 17.30pm Saturday 20th August 2016 – Live on BT Sport 1

Champions Leicester kick-off their Premier League title defence with a defeat at Hull and are slight underdogs to win this clash at odds of 2/ 1 with William Hill.

Claudio Ranieri’s side suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at the Premier League new boys on the opening weekend of the campaign. Riyad Mahrez scored from the penalty spot, but the Tigers secured the win through a second half Robert Snodgrass goal.

Player of the Year Mahrez continued were he left off last season and can be backed at odds of 8/1 to open the scoring in this clash.
It does not get any easier for the Foxes, as they face one of their bogey teams in Arsenal. The side from the Midlands have face the Gunners on 20 occasions in the Premier League, suffering 13 defeats, drawing six times and winning just once.

Arsenal also made a losing start to their Premier League campaign. The Gunners suffered a 4-3 defeat at home against Liverpool, but are slight favourites to win this clash at odds of 29/20 with Bet Victor.

Theo Walcott missed a penalty against the Merseysiders, before adding a goal soon afterwards. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers also got on the scoresheet in the second half, but it was not enough for the Gunners to take anything from the clash.

The side from north London were majorly under-strength and will be hoping to have some of their star players back for this clash. Arsene Wenger’s team have been poor in recent Premier League away games though, winning just two of their last ten games on their travels.

However, as previously mentioned the Gunners have a good record against the Foxes, winning seven of the previous ten meetings, including the last three encounters. Last season’s trip to the Midlands was particularly memorable, as Arsenal thumped the eventual champions 5-2 on home soil.

Leicester are expected to welcome back German centre-back Robert Huth to the centre of defence for this one after suspension. The German is likely to replace Luis Hernandez. French defensive midfielder Nampalys Mendy is expected to make his debut in place of Andy King in the centre of midfield.

The visitors are expected to welcome Laurent Koscielny, Mesut Ozil and Olivier Giroud back into their squad after the trio enjoyed extended breaks following Euro 2016. Koscielny and Giroud could start, while Ozil could be on the bench.

Danny Welbeck, Per Mertesacker, Jack Wilshere and Gabriel have all been ruled out through injury, while Aaron Ramsey and Alex Iwobi are doubts having picked-up injuries against Liverpool.

Possible Leicester City team line-up: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez, Mendy, Drinkwater, Gray, Vardy, Musa
Possible Arsenal team line-up: Cech, Bellerin, Chambers, Koscielny, Monreal, Xhaka, Coquelin, Walcott, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez

BOUK Betting Tip 
Both teams started their campaigns with defeats and confidence will have been hit in both camps. Arsenal have a good record, but are not at full strength and I believe this game will finish in a draw, which you can back at odds of 13/5 with Boyle Sports.

Betting Tip For Leicester City v Arsenal

We really like the look of the draw between last years winners and runners up. Not ideal for either team but at least they will be on the board. Best odds on the draw between Leicester and Arsenal are 5/2 with Ladbrokes – £50 Free Bet* on offer at Ladbrokes for all new customers. *T&C’s do apply