One of the most standout fixtures of the Premier League weekend action will occur as third-placed Leicester City welcomes Arsenal home. The match schedules for Sunday at King Power Stadium, with kickoff at 3 pm.
Leicester pushes for a top-four finish and a Champions League spot while leveling on points with second placed Manchester United, who faces Chelsea. Arsenal sits 11th while 11 points behind fourth-placed West Ham United.
The Foxes are fixating on the spot in the Champions League while amassing 19 points from 25 matches. The side has a nice cushion to see off their top-four finish while six points from fifth-placed Chelsea.
Brendan Rodger’s men picked up ten points from their last four league matches, including back-to-back wins over Liverpool and Aston Villa. However, they enter into the clash on the back of a disappointing 2-0 loss to Slavia Praga in the Europa League second leg on Thursday night.
On the other hand, the Gunners come off a dramatic 4-3 aggregate win over Benfica in the Europa League last 16 ties. The side proceeded to face off Olympiacos in the last 16 ties, dramatically eliminating the Gunners in the previous season.
The Premier League form has been disappointing for the Gunners, with their 1-0 loss to Manchester City sealing their hopes of a top-four finish.
Leicester City vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have 14 games against each other, with Leicester taking home four wins while Arsenal with seven wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Leicester City 0-2 Slavia Praha
Aston Villa 1-2 Leicester City
Slavia Praha 0-0 Leicester City
Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool
Leicester City 1-0 Brighton
Arsenal 3-2 Benfica
Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City
SL Benfica 1-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 4-2 Leeds United
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Leicester City Team News
Brendan Rodgers revealed that there is an injury galore ahead of the clash with the unavailability of James Maddison, James Justin, Ayoze Perez, Wesley Fofana, Dennis Praet, and Wes Morgan. The Foxes did not pick up any fresh injury concerns in their Europa League defeat.
Arsenal Team News
Arteta will be calling on Thomas Partey in midfield alongside Granit Xhaka after recovering from a knee problem. Hector Bellerin might start on the bench to pave the way for Cedric Soares on the right flank.
Prediction and Odds
It is a match that promises a lot of action especially given their recent rivalry that sparks a close encounter.
Leicester City Win
Goals Under 2.5
Vardy to Score