Arsenal vs Leicester City
Premier League 2015/16
Venue: The Emirates, 14 Feb
Kick-off Time: 12:00 PM (BST), 5:30 PM (IST)
Arsenal will host Leicester City at the Emirates this Sunday and it ought to be a nail-biting clash as these two teams are being seen as the favorites to win this season’s league title. Last time, out at King Power Stadium, the Gunners managed a thumping victory, with Sanchez’s hat trick, but much has changed since the last fixture.
While Arsène Wenger will be looking to bring in some consistency after the 2-0 win over Bournemouth at Vitality stadium, Claudio Ranieri will be looking towards cementing the first position till the very end.
The match will revolved around what can Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy and Mesut Özil do for their respective sides. The Foxes are having a king size mental advantage and that is their 3-1 win over giants like Manchester City last weekend.
Leicester are currently at the top of the pile in the league table, whereas the Gunners are holding the third position. Third vs. first, this is indeed a typical 6-pointer of a game, we have got on our hands.
Arsenal vs Leicester Predicted Starting XI
Arsenal: Cech, Bellerín, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Sanchez, Özil, Walcott, Giroud.
Leicester City: Schmeichel, Huth, Morgan, Simpson, Fuchs, Drinkwater, Kante, Albrighton, Okazaki, Mahrez, Vardy
Arsenal vs Leicester Tactical Setup
Both the teams with equal abilities are not expected to lean towards too much defensive tactic nor too much attacking tactics. Though, Jamie Vardy will be looking towards opening the score line, Okazaki and Mahrez are expected to remain as a part of Ranieri’s big plans.
Possession is what both the managers will be after, especially with passing fellows like Ramsey or Özil. Flamini and Chamberlin are expected to come up as the substitutes in place of Coquelin and Giroud respectively. Once again, counter attack might be tried out by the Foxes.
Arsenal vs Leicester Prediction
Since, both the teams will be trying out their level best, is a 5-5 draw the most probable outcome? Surely, no. If predictions are to be believed, then, if Jamie Vardy and Mahrez will be the likely goal scorers, while Giroud would pull out one goal anyhow. A score line of 2-1 is being expected, with Vardy as the man of the match.
Arsenal vs Leicester Betting Odds: Home win – 1.70, Draw – 3.80, Away win – 4.60
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