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Monday Night Football this week comes from the Emirates as Arsenal take on Leicester. We have 4/1 and 13/1 best bets.


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2pts Jonny Evans to be shown a card at 4/1

1pt Harry Maguire to score anytime at 13/1

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Arsenal v Leicester (Emirates Stadium, 2000 BST, Sky Sports Main Event)

Monday Night Football comes from the Emirates this week as an in-form Arsenal side will be looking to continue their winning run when they welcome Leicester.

The Gunners have won their last nine games in all competitions and are 1/2 to make it ten against a Leicester side comfortably tucked away in 10th place.

Leicester have had some success on the road with two wins from four, although those victories came against Southampton and Newcastle sides who are struggling and this will be an altogether different test.

The Foxes were hammered by Bournemouth in mid-September and defeated away at Old Trafford on opening day, while Everton left the King Power with all three points before the international break.

Given Tottenham's tricky tie away at a West Ham side who have picked up points against Chelsea and Manchester United at home, Arsenal know that victory here could potentially open up a gap on their rivals in the top-four battle.

The referee for this one is Chris Kavanagh, who has shown 15 yellows in five Premier League games this season.

Arsenal are expected to be on the front foot for prolonged periods, which could see Leicester drawn into committing fouls that will catch the referee's attention.


Betting guide

Score prediction: Arsenal 3-1 Leicester (Sky Bet odds: 10/1)

Arsenal should wrap up victory here given their nine-game winning run. Leicester have scored in every away game this season, that includes at Old Trafford, which makes both teams to score an interesting bet too.

I'd back them to strike here, but Arsenal should find a way through the defence on more than one occasion.

Best bet: Jonny Evans to be shown a card at 4/1

Wes Morgan picked up another red card in their defeat against Everton, handing him his second suspension of the season already. Evans is the man who has replaced Morgan twice in the league so far and should slot into the back four again here.

The Northern Ireland international has only started four games in all competitions since signing in the summer but has been carded twice in those games. Given how Leicester are expected to pick up a couple of bookings, there is a real chance that Evans could be one of those cautioned.

Goalscorer bet: Harry Maguire to score anytime at 13/1

We know that Leicester are a team who can score away from home, and while they may be expected to be on the back foot, they are also a side who can win corners.

Their four away games so far this season have seen them win 23 in total - an average of 5.75 per game. They are getting chances, which could see someone like Harry Maguire get himself onto the scoresheet.

The England centre-back already has two on his tally this season, both coming in away fixtures, and has the ability to win headers in attacking positions.

It's not just Leicester winning corners that makes this an interesting bet, but the fact that Arsenal are conceding them at home as well. In their four home games, they've conceded a total of 27 - an average of 6.75 per game. That's despite hosting Watford, Everton and West Ham.

RequestABet: Arsenal to win, over 2.5 goals, 9+ match corners, Evans to be carded and 30+ match booking pts at 11/1

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Opta facts

  • Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Leicester City (P12 W11 D1 L0), winning the last 11 in a row.
  • In all competitions, Leicester are winless in their last 25 visits to Arsenal (P25 W0 D6 L19) since winning 2-0 in the top-flight in September 1973.
  • Arsenal’s 11-game home winning run in the top-flight against Leicester is their second best in their history – their best run is 13 in a row against Stoke City between 1983 and 2018.
  • Arsenal are looking to win 10 consecutive games in all competitions for the sixth time in their history, and first since a run of 12 ending in October 2007.
  • Leicester have won two of their last three Premier League away games – as many as they had in their previous 11 on the road (W2 D1 L8). However, the Foxes are winless in their last seven league games in London (D3 L4) since beating West Ham in March 2017.
  • Arsenal have won more Premier League games (59) and points (200) in the month of October than any other side in the competition. The Gunners enjoy their best Premier League win rate in October than any other month (63%).
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been directly involved in 19 goals in his 21 Premier League games for Arsenal (14 goals, 5 assists).
  • Of players to have scored at least 10 Premier League goals for the club, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has the best minutes-per-goal ratio of any Arsenal player in the competition, averaging a goal every 118 minutes.
  • Since his Premier League debut – against Arsenal in August 2014 – Leicester’s Jamie Vardy has had a hand in 34 goals in 46 Premier League appearances against ‘big six’ opposition (27 goals, 7 assists).
  • Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in six Premier League starts against Arsenal, including a brace at the Emirates on the opening day of the 2017-18 season.

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