Leicester vs Arsenal Prediction and Analysis
This match is expected with undisguised interest.
Lester managed to get out of the difficult situation he had found himself in around the Christmas holidays.
It was the result of a run of poor results in the first half of the Premier League season.
As at one point the Foxes were even in the danger zone.
Not that even now they are very far from there.
But on the other hand, this part of the table is densely populated.
So Brendan Rodgers' footballers could go between the drops.
Arsenal ran out of steam a bit and their lead at the top melted down to just 2 points.
But on the back of 4 consecutive wins in direct matches, the Gunners normally go out as favorites today.
However, the odds for a "2" sign seem small to me relative to the risk.
But I think there are great chances for a goal match at the King Power Stadium. And that will be my prediction for the match.
As Leicester recorded 3 consecutive over 3.5 goals in the Premier League before last week's 0-3 loss.
In Arsenal's previous two league games, there were a total of 10 goals. As each of them was over 3.5 goals.
The first meeting between the two teams, played earlier in the season in London, ended 4-2 to Arsenal.
Given the goalscoring I'm predicting here, at least two of the goals should be in the first half.
Leicester have won 3 of their last 4 matches
Leicester lost 0-3 to Manchester United last weekend.
However, the team will look back on this match as a missed opportunity.
The Foxes created several golden opportunities early on. And things could have turned out in a completely different way.
If only David de Gea wasn't in top form.
This followed back-to-back Premier League wins in which Leicester scored 4 times each against Aston Villa and Tottenham.
Leicester players are optimistic
January arrival Victor Christiansen remains upbeat, telling the club's LCFC TV:
"We are coming off a good period, some good results, there is no need to be disappointed.
The sun will shine again tomorrow and we have a strong team coming to the King Power Stadium next week.
I'm looking forward to it and I'm sure we'll come back even stronger.”
James Maddison, who was on target at the Emirates Stadium earlier this season, scored in both wins this month.
And he looked lively again at Old Trafford.
So he will be the main weapon for the Foxes against the Gunners.
Arsenal have lost 3 of their last 5 matches
Arsenal faced a test of character when they visited Aston Villa last week.
After the team took just one point from the previous three league games. But he managed to cope in the best way possible.
The Gunners fell behind twice in the Midlands but responded each time through Bukayo Saka and Alexander Zinchenko.
In the closing stages of the game, Jorginho's long-range shot came back off the post and hit Martinez in the back of the head before going in.
Martinelli then finished off a clinical counter-attack by tapping into the empty net after Martinez's corner.
Arsenal are up against the wall
"In the second half we showed our character!
We have a lot of leaders in our dressing room, that mix between young players and experienced players is so good.
This group can achieve a lot of good things in the future if we work hard together and keep it up.
The quality is there, but we can't stop.'
The Gunners are up against the wall to win at all costs today with Man City breathing down their necks.
Squads and injured footballers
Lineup: Ward; Castan, Soutard, Faes, Christiansen; Mendy, Thielemans; Aunt, Dewsbury-Hall, Barnes; Iheanacho
Injured: Justin, Evans, Bertrand, Maddison (questionable)
Lineup: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Odegaard, Jorginho, Xhaka; Saka, Nketia, Martinelli
Injured: Jesus, Elneni, Partey (questionable)
Matches between Leicester and Arsenal
|VL||13/08/22||Arsenal 4:2 Leicester|
|VL||13/03/22||Arsenal 2:0 Leicester|
|VL||30/10/21||Leicester 0:2 Arsenal|
|VL||28/02/21||Leicester 1:3 Arsenal|
|VL||25/10/20||Arsenal 0:1 Leicester|
|KL||23/09/20||Leicester 0:2 Arsenal|