Arsenal face a tough clash at Leicester, but can grind out a win knowing top four rivals either Man United or Chelsea (or both) will drop points at Old Trafford.
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Leicester v Arsenal
- King Power, 1200 BST kick-off (Apr 28) on Sky Sports Premier League
Arsenal were handed a huge let-off last weekend after slipping up at home to Crystal Palace.
As their 10-match league winning run at the Emirates came to an end, they also saw top-four rivals Tottenham, Man United and Chelsea all drop points. A let-off, yes. A missed opportunity? Most definitely.
Spurs' midweek win over Brighton gave them a four-point cushion over Arsenal in fifth with three games to go.
That gap opened up with Man United losing the midweek derby against City and Arsenal failing to capitalise on that by losing at Wolves.
With Mauricio Pochettino's side looking likely to finish in a Champions League spot, it looks like it will be a three-way fight between Chelsea, Arsenal and United for the final spot.
With the Blues facing the Red Devils at Old Trafford later on Sunday, now is another great chance for the Gunners to take advantage before finishing strongly with favourable fixtures against Brighton (h) and Burnley (a).
Leicester, meanwhile, are winless in their last two but remain in with a chance of finishing best of the rest.
Brendan Rodgers recently said how Europa League qualification could come too soon for the Foxes, especially considering how early in the summer qualification starts.
With the Gunners to face here and Chelsea on the final day of the campaign, they can influence the outcome of the top four, as well as the title too with Man City to face next week. It is a tough run-in for the Foxes, who are still in their early days under the Northern Irishman.
Prediction: Leicester 1-2 Arsenal (Sky Bet odds: 9/1)
There was an initial temptation to go with a draw, but the Gunners need a win here, after back-to-back defeats, if they are to make the top four. If they fail to capitalise on Man United-Chelsea facing off, then they do not deserve to finish in a Champions League place.
Unai Emery is a demanding boss and he will not be happy with the manner of their two defeats and will hope to capitalise on Leicester's mini blip after such a good start to life under Brendan Rodgers. With this score in mind, Arsenal to win and BTTS at just over 3/1 is a good option considering the Gunners rarely keep a clean sheet on the road.
Best bet: Arsenal to score 2+ goals at evens
A safer price to side with, which gives you a win in the event of a high-scoring draw. The north Londoners have scored at least two goals on 23 occasions in the Premier League this term, good going from 35 outings.
If they are going to win here, you would expect that Emery's side will have to score at least two considering the threat Leicester pose at the other end.
The Gunners have netted in both intervals on 13 occasions this term, only Chelsea and Liverpool have done it more.. Leicester have one of the league's worst records in the first half of games this season and Arsenal can capitalise before killing the game off in the second.
- Leicester have won just one of their last 24 Premier League meetings with Arsenal (D7 L16), though it was in this exact fixture last season (3-1).
- Arsenal haven’t lost consecutive away league games against Leicester since November 1983.
- After a run of four consecutive Premier League victories, Leicester are winless in their last two under Brendan Rodgers (D1 L1).
- Leicester have lost eight Premier League home games this season. They’ve only lost more in a single campaign in the competition in 1994-95 (10) and 2001-02 (9).
- Arsenal have lost their last two Premier League games on a Sunday, last losing three such games in a row back in March 2013.
- Arsenal have never lost a Premier League game that has kicked off at 12 noon, winning 15 and drawing four. Their last such match was a 5-1 win at Fulham earlier this season.
- Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers hasn’t lost consecutive home league games at any of his clubs since September 2012, losing vs Arsenal and Manchester United at Anfield as Liverpool boss.
- Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers has won just two of his nine Premier League meetings with Arsenal (D3 L4), beating them with Swansea in January 2012 and Liverpool in March 2014. Just two managers have won as many as three Premier League games against the Gunners with each victory coming while in charge of a different club (Chris Hughton and Roy Hodgson).
- Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored three goals in his two league games against Leicester, averaging a goal every 40 minutes against the Foxes.
- Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League games against Arsenal – only against Liverpool (7) has he scored more in the competition than he has against the Gunners (6).