The Gunners aim to protect their top-four table positioning versus a traveling Leicester City team resume a lackluster season in the middle of the pack. Read on for our free English Premier League match preview, predictions, analysis, and betting picks.
Arsenal F.C. vs. Leicester City F.C.
Sunday, March 13 – 11:30 AM EST at Emirates Stadium
Arsenal enters the weekend schedule clinching onto the all-important 4th placed position in the table when a visiting Leicester City squad attempt to spoil the party
Mikel Arteta and company handed Watford a 3-2 defeat last weekend, whereas the Foxes return to domestic action following a midweek 2-0 victory in the Europa League final-16 first leg tie with Rennes.
Form, Mentality, Premier League Statistics and Trends
- Arsenal has won 4 consecutive Premier League fixtures
- Arsenal is undefeated in 14 of their previous 16 home meetings
- Arsenal has scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 EPL games
- Leicester City has won their previous 4 games in all competitions
- Leicester City has won just 2 of their previous 11 away games in all competitions
Gunners Gunning for Europe
Watford’s Cucho Hernandez may have walked away with the goal of the week award during last weekend’s schedule. Still, ArSenal’s youthful starting XI provided their club with three goals in a five-goal thriller to thrust the North London club into 4th position.
Early season critics ultimately wrote off Arsenal’s chance of success this term. Still, as they ride a 4-game win streak in 2022 whilst scoring an average of 2 goals per game within these encounters – those doubters have now been silenced as Mikel Arteta makes his claim for a Champions League placement next term.
Arsenal has collected 25 points from their previous 10 games, which can only be outmatched by league leaders Manchester City. In addition, the Citizens and Liverpool are the only teams who possess a more excellent home record than Arsenal this term.
Leicester City hasn’t owned the most desirable results throughout the past five months; however, they’ve undoubtedly turned a corner in recent weeks with a 4-game winning streak of their own. Although we can’t ignore the lackluster away record the Foxes present – winning just 1 of their last 7 EPL fixtures on the road.
I expect Brendan Rodgers will prioritize his team’s future Europa League outings, given the fact his squad won’t touch English cups or domestic silverware this season.
In all fairness, injuries have damaged Leicester’s season, and the misery continues in their trip to London as Jamie Vardy picked up a recent knee injury.
Arsenal will be relieved at the absence of Vardy, as no other striker has scored more goals (12) against them in recent years. And with the return of their own Emile Smith Rowe anticipated for Sunday, everything points in favor of an Arsenal win.
Final Thoughts| EPL Matchday 29 Betting Picks and Odds
The EPL betting odds on Arsenal’s moneyline isn’t entirely unplayable at -175, but it’s still a little high for my liking.
Without the goal-scoring prowess of Vardy, I do have faith the Gunners can secure a comfortable lead, making the -1 handicap a viable wager for Sunday’s clash.
Soccer Pick: Arsenal -1 ( +130) with Unibet
Correct Score Pick: 3-1 (+1200) with Bet365