History has been made in Leicester after the team won the Premier League last season. Now, the party rolls on as Arsenal play Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. Both sides lost their opening game and need these three points to avoid a bad start in the league. Arsenal are a cut above Leicester when it comes to the head-to-head record, with three wins and one draw in their last four meetings in the Premier League.
Leicester are outsiders in the odds comparison and the Premier League betting tip despite their home advantage
The team of coach Claudio Ranieri were suffering from nerves after they started their Premier League title defence with a surprise 2-1 defeat at Hull City, who are managerless and relegation favourites. The victory was very satisfying for Mike Phelan, who has taken temporary charge of the club after Steve Bruce resigned last month. Leicester were the better side for long periods, had more shots on goal, a better passing accuracy and Hull didn’t see much sight of their opponents’ goal. The good news is that Ranieri can field a full strength squad since there are no injured players that will miss out on the match except their new signing Benalouane. Ranieri will hope for better next weekend when his side welcome Arsenal to the King Power Stadium in their first home game, but he should keep in mind that Leicester have a negative head-to-head-record against the Gunners with four losses in their last five encounters. Leicester will play in front of their fans but they are considered outsiders in the Premier League betting tip.
Gunners have a good head-to-head record against Leicester – favourites in the Premier League betting tip
Arsenal lost 4-3 to Liverpool in their season opener and it has been their third loss in their last four Premier League season openers – with just one win in seven. Arsenal went 1-0 up in a thrilling game but the Reds scored four times in quick succession either side of half-time to surprise their hosts. The team of coach Arsene Wenger will be without their key players Welbeck, Mertesacker and Ramsey but there is a lot of quality in the team so Arsenal have the ability to create goal-scoring opportunities. When it comes to the squad value of the two sets of players, figures show the notable commitment Arsenal have in their squad development with a total of £412.25m, compared to Leicester’s £168.30m. In their last five meetings, Arsenal have an advantage in the head-to-head record with four wins, one draw and a goal difference of 12-6. Moreover, Wenger’s side have had a very successful pre-season preparation with four wins in their last four matches. Arsenal are the favourites in the Premier League betting tip.
Premier League betting tip for Leicester versus Arsenal
Title defenders Leicester City have the home adavantage but are considered as outsiders with odds between 2.70 and 3.05. A draw is likely and will pay out odds ranging from 3.20 to 3.62. Arsenal are the favourites and travel to Leicester with odds between 2.27 and 2.50. Our betting tip: Arsenal will have the edge in this one because they will be determined to avoid back to back defeats. The recent head-to-head record and squad value comparison speaks for itself. For that reason, we have no option but to go for an Arsenal away win over Leicester at best odds of 2.50.