ARSENAL take on Leicester on Super Sunday in he Premier League. Sam Ingram (@SamIngram_) shares his views from The Emirates.
Arsenal vs Leicester | Sunday 13th March 2022, 16:30 | Sky Sports
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have a busy six days ahead, starting with Leicester City’s visit to The Emirates. The North London outfit will be aiming to complete the double over the Foxes after the 2-0 victory at the King Power earlier in the season.
Leicester City make the trip without an injured Jamie Vardy and Ricardo Perreira, confirmed by Brendan Rodgers the 1-0 win against Rennes during the week. The news will be welcomed by those of an Arsenal persuasion. The Leicester man has registered 11 goals in 14 games throughout his career, a fruitful return to say the least.
After a worrying spell in the league that saw just two wins in ten, Leicester may have turned a corner. Picking up six points from Leeds and Burnley, sandwiched in-between two successful ventures in the Europa League, Leicester’s preparation for Sunday’s match couldn’t get much better.
Nevertheless, Leicester’s opponents also find themselves in fine fettle, winning each of their last four games, to be exact.
At the Emirates this season, Arsenal have registered over 1.5 goals in 8 of 13 fixtures. Leicester, on their travels, conceded over 1.5 goals in 8 of 12 away matches. Interestingly, only Norwich City trump The Foxes in the regularity of shipping multiple strikes in the division.
With a season xGA total of 44.50 for Leicester, the fifth-worst in the league, it's no surprise my focus veers towards an angle for them to concede. However, at 1.53, the over 1.5 goals market for the home team isn’t worthwhile.
Instead, the Over 2.5 goals and BTTS angle offers an intriguing alternative. Leicester have overseen this selection in 56% of matches – the most in the division. Away from the King Power, over 2.5 goals and BTTS ramps up to a 75% success rate for goal-backers.
It's not only Leicester who have a penchant for landing the suggested market – In Arsenal's most-recent three games, The Gunners have recorded 2-3, 2-1, and 2-1 scorelines.
The travelling away support which will pack the concourse on Sunday has seen their beloved Leicester fail to score only once away from home this campaign, a statistic indicating that we may have a game on our hands.
Arsenal vs Leicester – Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams To Score (11/10 Bet365)