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Leicester v Arsenal match preview, team news & betting odds

By on April 25, 2019

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Arsenal have to get back to winning ways when we take on Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Just a week ago Arsenal looked to be in pole position to snatch third place in the Premier League table but consecutive defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves in recent days have left our top four hopes hanging in the balance. We’re now 6/5 third-favourties with 12BET to finish in the top four with Tottenham and Chelsea both tipped to beat us to the Champions League qualification places this season.

Wednesday night’s 3-1 defeat at Molineux was a hugely disappointing performance as the players should have done everything they could to bounce back following Sunday’s shock home loss to Palace so Unai Emery will be demanding a response this weekend.

Arsenal currently sit fifth in the table – one point behind Chelsea and four adrift of third-placed Tottenham – so with just three games left to play, we simply have to bring home all three points from Leicester on Sunday afternoon if we’re to keep alive our top four hopes.

Team news

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang faces a late fitness test after missing the defeat at Wolves with a sinus problem but Aaron Ramsey remains out with a hamstring injury while Denis Suarez is also out with a groin issue.

Granit Xhaka made a successful return from a hip injury in midweek so he should retain his place in midfield but Hector Bellerin, Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding remain on the sidelines with long-term injuries.

Leicester have virtually a fully fit squad to choose from with Daniel Amartey [broken ankle] the only significant absentee.

Betting odds

Despite coming in to the game off the back of two losses and boasting a woeful away record this season, Arsenal are still the 13/8 favourites to win the game with the bookmakers. You can get odds of 17/10 on Leicester with the draw available at 27/10.

Arsenal won the reverse fixture 3-1 at the Emirates back in October so we’ll be looking to complete the double over the Foxes. We were in good form before losing to Palace and Wolves so Emery will be hoping it was just a blip and we can get back to winning ways this weekend.

Leicester have very little left to play for while Arsenal should be desperate for points to aid our top four push so I’m backing the Gunners to edge it 2-1. A 2-1 Arsenal win can be backed at odds of 17/2 and for added value we can throw-in Aubameyang as first goalscorer for odds of 20/1.

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