The end of the season is nearing in the English Premier League, as the ultimate round is set for the next weekend, but we’ll see few more matches this midweek, including a clash between Leicester City and Arsenal, set for Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, at King Power Stadium in Leicester. The bookies favor Arsenal at +100 to win this game, and the fans should see a great battle, although both Leicester City and Arsenal are fighting just for a prestige.
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LEICESTER CITY is currently in the ninth spot of the Premier League table with 44 points, an 11-11-14 record, and a goal difference of 49:54 which is 2.86 goals per game on average, five points behind Everton in the eighth, and three points ahead of Newcastle in the tenth spot, while 19 out of their 36 matches had at least three goals in the total. The Foxes are winless for five games in a row, recording one draw and four losses in the process, while they’ve failed to find the net in three consecutive encounters.
At King Power Stadium, the Foxes didn’t taste the victory in five straight games, recording three stalemates and two defeats in the process with a 3:6 goal difference and only one out of these five tilts had more than two goals on the scoreboard. For the next game against the Gunners, the manager Claude Puel cannot count on the midfielder Vicente Iborra due to a hamstring injury, but all other players are ready to go.
On the other side, ARSENAL is in the sixth place of the Premier League table at the moment with 60 points, a 18-6-12 record, and a goal difference of 72:48 which is 3.33 goals per contest on average, nine points behind Chelsea in the fifth, and six points ahead of Burnley in the seventh spot, while 25 out of their 36 encounters had at least three goals in the total. The Gunners have won three out of their previous five Premier League matches along with two defeats and a 13:7 goal difference, including a brilliant 5-0 victory over Burnley in the previous round.
On the road, the Gunners were beaten six times in a row, losing one after the other to Bournemouth (2-1), Swansea (3-1), Tottenham (1-0), Brighton (2-1), Newcastle (2-1), and Manchester United (2-1), so their fans are certainly furious. The manager Arsene Wenger has some problems to field his best eleven against the Foxes, as Mesut Ozil (ankle), Laurent Koscielny (Achilles tendon), and Mohamed Elneny (ankle) are all sidelined due to injuries.
Betting Odds on the Total at BetDSI Sportsbook
Over 3 Goals @ -112
Under 3 Goals @ -103
Why Bet on the Under?
Leicester City is having a lot of issues with their offense recently, failing to score in three games in a row, while at home, they couldn’t bag more than one goal per game since January 20th, 2018. Likewise, six out of their previous seven Premier League matches at King Power Stadium had two goals in the total or fewer, and just seven out of their 18 home games had more than two goals on the scoreboard.
Why Bet on the Over?
On the other hand, Arsenal’s matches are the second most efficient in the Premier League, while ten out of their 17 away games had at least three goals in the total. Also, the Gunners’ nine previous encounters in the Premier League had at least three goals on the scoreboard, losing the previous three matches with an identical 2-1 result. Arsenal has beaten Leicester City 4-3 in their first head-to-head duel of the season at Emirates, while two out of the last five H2H meetings had at least four goals in the total.
Leicester City vs. Arsenal Over/Under Betting Pick
The bookies expect to see an open-flow game, as both Leicester City and Arsenal can play in a relaxed manner, and I believe they are right about this one. The hosts will try to score after two straight goalless games in front of their fans, and considering Arsenal’s defense, they shouldn’t have any problem. On the other side, the Gunners are desperate to put an end to their miserable streak away from home, so I think we will see some goals on both sides of the pitch.
Hereof, I’m backing the over on this one, while you can check out all other lines and odds for Leicester City versus Arsenal clash on BetDSI Sportsbook.
MY PICK: Over 3 Goals (-112)