Arsenal v Leeds betting tips: Gunners have edge for Whites visit
Arsenal v Leeds betting tips and odds
There are five all-Premier League ties taking place in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup this week and we are previewing all of them, including Arsenal’s clash with Leeds on Tuesday night.
The Gunners moved into the top half of the table on Friday night with an impressive 3-1 victory over Aston Villa which extended their unbeaten run to six games while struggling Leeds rescued a point with a stoppage-time penalty against Wolves on Saturday.
Mikel Arteta’s side are the 9/1 fourth favourites to win the competition and 3/5 to pull through inside 90 minutes but let’s look at some of the other options in our Arsenal v Leeds betting tips.
Both teams have yet to concede a goal from their two ties against Football League opposition in which Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat-trick in a 6-0 win at West Brom which was followed by a 3-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon.
Leeds needed three goals in the last 11 minutes to beat League Two side Crewe 3-0 and it took a penalty shoot-out to eliminate Fulham, who had made 11 changes to the side that had lost to Reading three days earlier.
The Gunners have been leading at the break in their last three home games and a repeat is priced at 23/20 while a win and both teams to score is available at 11/5 in our Arsenal v Leeds betting tips.
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The lack of depth in Leeds’ squad was laid bare at the weekend when Marcelo Bielsa brought on teenagers Crysencio Summerville and Joe Gelhardt, who drew the foul for the late penalty converted by Rodrigo.
With Leeds still missing Patrick Bamford, the north Londoners can be backed at 3/1 to win either half, to score at least twice and keep a clean sheet bearing in mind the Whites were woeful in a recent 1-0 loss at Southampton, although they fully deserved a point against Wolves.
Arteta’s men have also been ahead inside the first 30 minutes in their previous four home games and are 15/8 to make it a fifth.
United midfielder Kalvin Phillips returned from injury at the weekend but never left the bench and Raphinha ended up on crutches following a sliding tackle from Romain Saiss, although the Brazil winger has since allayed fears of a lengthy lay-off by saying he will “be back soon”.
💬 "The way they were in the dressing room after Palace, I think that was when we started to win this game. They weren’t happy with some moments we had in that game and they know they have more ability, more quality to do it."
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— Arsenal (@Arsenal) October 23, 2021
To accommodate all three wingers in his starting XI, Bielsa deployed Raphinha and Jack Harrison on the flanks with Dan James playing just behind Rodrigo in a 4-4-1-1 formation.
Bielsa, though, will make changes as will Arteta, who is likely to bring in the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Gabriel Martinelli, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Bernd Leno and Cedric Soares.
Aubameyang scored a hat-trick against Leeds in last season’s Premier League fixture at the Emirates and although he netted three times at The Hawthorns in the League Cup, it remains to be seen whether the striker will be in the starting XI.
Martinelli is 5/1 to break the deadlock or 15/8 to score while Pepe is 7/2 and 7/5 in the same markets in our Arsenal v Leeds betting tips.
Martin Odegaard came on for the final quarter against Villa and is 7/1 to bag the opener and 13/5 to get on the scoresheet.
Gelhardt made a big impression from off the bench and may get the chance to shine at the Emirates where he is the joint 17/2 favourite with Rodrigo from the Leeds contingent to draw first blood and 16/5 to score any time.
Where: Emirates Stadium
When: 19:45, Tuesday 26th October
How to watch: Sky Sports
Al odds and markets correct as of date of publication