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Leicester v Arsenal betting tips: Close encounter looms at King Power

| 27.10.2021

Leicester v Arsenal betting tips and odds

Saturday’s early kick-off involves two teams that advanced to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals this week.

Leicester eliminated Brighton on penalties after the match finished 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes but Arsenal had an easier time of it against Leeds in a 2-0 victory at the Emirates.

The Foxes are slight favourites at 7/5 to win this weekend and the Gunners are 15/8 but we have plenty of other markets in our Leicester v Arsenal betting tips.

Match Odds

Brendan Rodgers went with a second-string side for Wednesday’s match which saw Harvey Barnes capitalise on a mistake to give City a sixth-minute lead.

Leicester are on a five-match unbeaten run which included 4-2 and 2-1 victories over Manchester United and Brentford respectively, either side of a 4-3 Europa League win at Spartak Moscow in which Patson Daka scored all four goals.

In-form Arsenal, though, are unbeaten in all competitions since August and have taken 14 points from a possible 18 to move into the top half of the table.

City have the second highest both teams to score record in the Premier League and are 16/5 to win and concede or a draw with goals at both ends is 3/1 while Arsenal are 15/4 to win in this manner.

Leicester lost at home to Arsenal in the Premier League and Carabao Cup by two-goal margins last season which is 15/2 but in truth this match looks a tough one to call.

With that in mind, both teams to score, over 2.5 goals and either team to win looks a possibility at 6/4 as one of Saturday’s Leicester v Arsenal betting tips.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals, which would have paid out in Leicester’s last five games and in Arsenal’s previous two, is available at evens.

Talking Tactics

Jamie Vardy came off at half-time with a knee injury in last week’s 2-1 win at Brentford but is back in training and available to face the Gunners.

Rodgers made 10 changes for the Brighton game, with Caglar Soyuncu the only player to retain his place, so City are likely to line up as they did at Brentford in a 3-4-1-2 with James Maddison playing behind Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho.

Mikel Arteta retained just two players from the side that had beaten Aston Villa 3-1 last weekend for the win against Leeds.

But he may be regretting his decision to start with Ben White, who came off 10 minutes into the second half because of illness.

However, the centre-back is expected to be fit for Saturday while Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney could also return.

Goalscorer Odds

Vardy leads the betting at 7/2 to open the scoring and is 6/4 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Iheanacho 9/2 and 9/5 respectively in our Leicester v Arsenal betting tips.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also 9/2 to break the deadlock but is 9/5 to find the net while Alexandre Lacazette is 5/1 and 15/8.

City midfielder Youri Tielemans scored a stunner last weekend and is 10/1 to net the opener, as he did in last season’s 3-1 defeat in this fixture, or 4/1 to score while Maddison can be backed at 8/1 and 3/1 having bagged the winner in west London.

Match Info

Where: King Power Stadium

When: 12:30, Saturday 30th October

How to watch: BT Sport

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner