Leicester City are on course of clinching their second league title since 2015 as they welcome home the Gunners at the King Stadium. The match is scheduled Saturday, 9th with kickoff at 20:30 GMT. Will Brendan Rodgers continue his impressive run or will Unai Emery secure his job as head coach?
Coach Unai Emery will be heading into the King Stadium with the match which could potentially seal his fate as the manager at the club. Following a series of unimpressive matches, it is believed that the coach could be sacked depending on the outcome of the game.
Coach Brendan Rodgers on the other hand is having the best time as the Foxes coach. After setting the league’s highest scoring away record over the 9-0 thrashing of Southampton and securing top four slot.
Leicester currently sit at third place in the league with 6 points clear of the Gunners. Currently will be hoping to secure a Champions League return after the 2015 success campaign. Arsenal on the other hand will seek to regain their running from despite the worsening managerial woes.
Leicester City vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Both teams have played 10 games together, with Arsenal emerging victorious in 6 games. Leicester City have emerged winner in 2 occasions with 2 games ending in a draw. Here is a look at their past five encounters:
Leicester 3-0 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-1 Leicester
Leicester 3-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 4-3 Leicester
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Forward James Vardy will seek to continue his impressive run as the league’s top scorer with 10 goals. Attacking midfielder James Maddisson has also shown consistency with impressive assists in the league.
New signing Ayoze Perez and Tieleman’s will prove to be a thorn in the Gunner’s defense following solid performances. Defender Soyuncu who scored the opening goal against Crystal Palace will also feature.
Returnign from injury, Alexander Lacazette will feature having an assist against Wolves in the weekend. In form Aubemayang will also look forward to seal his mark as the league’s top scorer.
New starts Saka and Martinelli will also gain some game time after impressive Europa performances. Record signing Nicolas Pepe who didn’t feature in the weekend will also likely feature.
Prediction and Odds
Arsenal are currently struggling with the coach winning only 5 games in their past 18 games. Leicester City have only lost one game since the start of the season
Draw – 3.86
Both Teams to Score – 1.54
Goals Over 1.5 – 1.185
Aubemayang to Score – 2.15