SportyBet Arsenal vs Leicester City betting preview

Arsenal will aim to bounce back in their claim for a top four finish in the Premier League, as they entertain champions Leicester City on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal vs Leicester City betting preview

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Arsenal will aim to bounce back in their claim for a top four finish in the Premier League, as they entertain champions Leicester City on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are coming off an impressive 2-1 semi-final FA Cup win over Manchester City, to advance to the final of the world's oldest recognized competition for the third time in four years, and they face high-flying London rivals Chelsea on May 27.

Arsene Wenger's men have won back-to-back games since switching to a 3-4-3 formation, and will aim to record a third consecutive victory on Wednesday night. The Frenchman will most likely stick to the formation, as it allows the front line free hand to attack without tracking back often. An Arsenal win over Leicester is priced at (1.60) by SportyBet.

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Arsenal vs Leicester City betting preview

 

Meanwhile, Craig Shakespeare's men are on a 20 game winless run against the Gunners in the Premier League (D7 L13), with their only win against Arsenal coming in their first ever league encounter in November 1994 (2-1 victory). An unlikely Leicester win is available on SportyBet at (4.94), while it's (4.30) for a draw on the same sports betting platform.

The English champions' fairy-tale run in the Champions League came to an end last week after losing 2-1 on aggregate to Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals, and will now focus on garnering as many points in the league as possible as they are just six points above relegation zone with six games remaining to be played.

Leicester City have scored at least twice in their last seven Premier League matches, while Arsenal are also scoring enough goals. You can back over 3.5 goals at (2.22) on SportyBet, as it happened in six of Arsenal's last 12 Premier League matches, and five of Leicester's last seven games. If you want Arsenal to win by more than one goal, you could back them -1.0 on the Asian Handicap on SportyBet at (1.85).

Striker Jamie Vardy has scored Leicester’s last three goals against Arsenal in league games, scoring the opening goal twice. Vardy is backed to score the first goal in the game at (8.00), while for Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez is favourite to score first at (4.17), followed by Theo Walcott (4.20) and Olivier Giroud (4.23).

The reverse fixture between these two teams ended in a barren draw. A staggering (21.25) says this fixture ends the same, but the last eight games before that have ended with more than a goal scored, with both teams scoring in seven of the encounters. The odds that both teams score on Wednesday night is (1.50), while over 1.5 goals is priced at (1.14) on SportyBet.

SportyBet have the Gunners trio of Walcott, Sanchez and Giroud most likely to score anytime in the match at (1.80), while the top choices for the Foxes are Vardy (2.95), and Algerians - Islam Slimani (3.05) and Riyad Mahrez (3.45).

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Shkodran Mustafi remains a doubt for Arsenal with a thigh injury, but Danny Welbeck came off the bench against Man City and should be available after a toe problem. David Ospina, Lucas Perez and Santi Cazorla are all out.

Islam Slimani and Wes Morgan have been ruled out for Leicester with respective groin and hamstring problems, while Molla Wague and Nampalys Mendy also remain out. Mendy has undergone surgery on his ankle and will miss the rest of the season.

Morgan's absence means Yohan Benalouane is likely to continue at centre-back, with Robert Huth returning after being suspended for the Champions League match against Atletico Madrid.

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