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Leicester v Arsenal Betting Preview: All-square between the Foxes and the Gunners

posted by David Nugent
Leicester v Arsenal Betting Preview: All-square between the Foxes and the Gunners

Premier League champions Leicester host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium in Saturday’s late kick-off with both teams looking to record from opening weekend defeats.

Leicester City v Arsenal

Premier League

August 20th 2016

Kick off 17:30

Live on BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport Ultra HD

Premier League champions Leicester suffered a 2-1 defeat against newly-promoted Hull on the opening weekend of the campaign. Adama Diomande and Robert Snodgrass struck goals for Hull, while Leicester’s effort came from a Riyad Mahrez penalty kick.

The Foxes have a terrible record in this fixture, collecting just one win against Arsenal in the Premier League era. The Gunners also did the double over Claudio Ranieri’s men and were the last opposition team to win at the King Power Stadium.

However, the Foxes have gone 15 games undefeated on home soil since then and can be backed at odds of 2/1 with Marathon Bet to win this clash.

Arsenal began their league with an entertaining, if galling 4-3 home defeat against Liverpool on Sunday at the Emirates.

An under-strength Gunners side took the lead through Theo Walcott, before Philippe Coutinho equalised, Adam Lallana put the Reds into the lead and further goals from Coutinho and Sadio Mane put the Merseysiders in complete control. Arsenal did drag it back to 4-2 through goals from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers, but it was not enough.

The Gunners will be encouraged by their record against the Foxes, as they have won the last three meetings of the two sides. The Gunners will also look back to last season when they prevailed 5-2 at the King Power Stadium as inspiration.

The north London club can be backed at odds of 22/15 with Marathon Bet to come away from this game with maximum points.

Big Tip

Neither of these teams have started the campaign in an encouraging manner, so for our big tip we are going to back the draw at odds of 13/5 with Marathon Bet.

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