2019-20 Premier League: Week 12 – Leicester vs Arsenal

Leicester City look to continue their impressive form as they take on Arsenal at the King Power Stadium. 

A home win will lift the Foxes up to second whilst Arsenal could start this game as low as eighth if earlier results go against them, although victory would lift them back up to fifth. 

 

Team news

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Leicester have no fresh injury concerns to report as Matty James remains sidelined with an Achilles injury. 

Arsenal could hand Granit Xhaka a recall after he sat out their last three matches for personal reasons, following a clash with supporters against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago. 

Dani Ceballos is a doubt with a hamstring injury picked up during Wednesday’s Europa League trip to Vitoria Guimaraes. 

 

Form

Leicester enter this match with one defeat in their last six matches and are still unbeaten at home, in which Jamie Vardy has scored three goals in his last two home appearances. 

Arsenal enter this game with one defeat in their last eight league games but have taken just one win in their last seven away trips in all competitions, whilst conceding first in three of their last four away league games. 

 

Stat Attack

  • Leicester have taken seven points from their last six league meetings with Arsenal, although their last three defeats in this fixture have all come at the Emirates Stadium. (W2, D1, L3)
  • Arsenal have taken just a single point from their last three trips to the King Power Stadium (D1, L2). 
  • Leicester have scored three goals in each of their last two home games, with Jamie Vardy scoring three of their six goals across both matches. 
  • Arsenal haven’t lost three consecutive away trips to Leicester since the late 1890s. 
  • Both teams have scored from the penalty spot once this season. 

 

Prediction

Leicester are currently in fearsome form which is a real positive coming into a fixture like this, especially after taking just one point from three meetings with ‘Big Six’ members already this season which were played away from home. 

Arsenal on the other hand can’t defend for three points never mind the phrase – ‘For  love or the money’, which is further highlighted by the fact that they have conceded first in seven games this season. 

That is atrocious defensive form which would get any manager fired if not on results and  I genuinely don’t see much improvement here for Arsenal because they are frankly a mess away from home and Leicester will punish their sloppiness. 

Prediction: Leicester 2-0 Arsenal

Result: Leicester 2-0 Arsenal

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