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These two are locked level on nine points after five games, though Leicester have been the more thrilling to watch with their matches seeing 20 goals to Arsenal’s 14.
Mikel Arteta has added some steel to the Gunners and they’re not so defensively vulnerable these days, especially after the capture of Gabriel Magalhaes this summer, while Brendan Rodgers’ men have struggled for consistency.
The two sides have already met this season in the League Cup, with Arsenal winning 2-0 at the King Power, though we wouldn’t read too much into that clash given both managers shuffled the pack.
The Gunners have a bit more squad depth, with the scoreline a reflection of that, while over the past three seasons Leicester are W3-D1-L2 in the head to heads.
However, it’s worth noting that each victory came on home turf, as Arsenal have won five of six clashes at the Emirates since Leicester were promoted.
The visitors made a flying start to the season with convincing victories over West Brom, Burnley and Man City, but their last two domestic outings saw them crushed 3-0 by the Hammers and then 1-0 by Villa.
They’re also reduced by injuries and although Jamie Vardy is expected back this weekend, the defensive effort will inevitably be hampered by the absences of key trio Ricardo Pereira, Wilfried Ndidi and Caglar Soyuncu, as well as useful squad player Daniel Amartey.
Jamie Vardy To Score Anytime
Vardy holds a fantastic record against the Gunners and has netted 10 times in 10 appearances over the last five campaigns, including seven goals from the past six as he only failed to net in one of those games.
Last season’s golden boot winner already has five in two away games this term, including a hat-trick against Man City, and with both teams scoring in each of Arsenal’s last five home games, appears to hold value in the goalscorer market.
Arsenal To Win 2-1
In fact, 17 of Arsenal’s last 23 home games have seen both teams find the net, though the Gunners have been producing good results at the Emirates in 2020 so far.
They’ve won nine of 11 unbeaten matches there, though the only time they’ve beaten someone by more than a single goal in their last eight such fixtures came against relegated Norwich, as they’ve won 2-1 in three of the last four.
Arsenal haven’t been the quickest off the mark and across all competitions, they’ve been level at the break in five of their last seven outings now, with over half of these matches seeing Draw/Arsenal land in the half-time/full-time market.
That bet has also occurred in five of their past nine home league games, as well as in this fixture in three of the past four seasons and the recent cup clash this term.
Meanwhile, Leicester have been level at the break in five of their last six league matches, so this market holds some appeal.