Reasons for betting on Arsenal vs Leicester City tip
Arsenal and Leicester City are going to officially open the season of the English Premier League at Etihad this Friday. We could not wish for a better start of the season, and the champion and the runner up from 2016, will provide us with a spectacle. The Emirates Stadium in London will have the honor to witness the first match of this year’s campaign.
The Gunners are entering this match in an excellent mood after winning the Community Shield last Sunday. They have defeated Chelsea after the penalties, despite the fact that they had one goal deficit at one moment. In 7 matches played so far, they have recorded 4 victories and 3 defeats. 4 of those 7 games ended with a moderate number of goals, between 2 and 3 and Arsenal scored in every event, except the friendly one with Chelsea. The status about Alexis Sanchez is still unclear, and according to several sources, the Chilean striker is not willing to play because he wants to leave Etihad. Nevertheless, Arsenal has many good players in the offensive part of the team who are eager to start and show their capabilities.
Leicester City overview
The Foxes will try to reach the spot which leads to the European competition, and that will be one hell of a task for them. Especially, if Riyad Mahrez goes to Italy and signs with Roma.
Coach Craig Shakespeare and the boys had pretty unstable preseason period, and in 7 games played, they had only 3 victories. They have also recorded 3 losses and one draw. Unlike in the previous years when they had high-efficient games, at the moment Leicester City played only 3 games with over 2.5 goals. But that does not have to mean anything when it comes to derbies like this one.
Head to head matches
Arsenal hasn’t lost a game against Leicester in a long time. To be exact in the last 18 games in a row. Also, 7 of the last 9 meetings ended with both teams to score. In the previous 5 matches, Arsenal won 4. The last two during the latest season finished with only one goal scored. Robert Huth accidentally put the ball into his own net at Etihad.
Prediction for Arsenal vs Leicester City tip
We think that it is time to see some higher number of goals in this matchup. Our hunch tells us that we are going to witness over 2.5 goals in this match. The Gunners are going to attack on their ground, especially after winning the Community Shield, five days ago. On the other hand, we believe that Leicester City is going to score also. Jamie Vardy has enormous inspiration when playing in big games such as this one. Both teams to score is the second pick. The openers of the English Premier League were often very exciting, and we think that this game is not going to be any different.