Saturday’s Premier League action offers a handsome-looking affair at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City and Arsenal lock horns in a lopsided contest.
Manchester United curtailed Leicester’s mini-revival in the Premier League in thumping fashion, knocking the Foxes down from a three-game unbeaten league run (W2, D1) with an overwhelming 3-0 victory.
It was odd that Brendan Rodgers’ charges failed to trouble the scoresheet at Old Trafford after netting ten times across their three previous top-flight outings.
Back to the King Power for the first time since coming from behind to dismantle Arsenal’s fierce rivals Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 a fortnight ago, Leicester will be looking to address a disastrous recent form against the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s men have been victorious in their last four meetings with the East Midlands outfit in the Premier League, including a massive 4-2 home triumph in the reverse fixture in August.
That same scoreline saw them oust Aston Villa on the road last weekend and reclaim the top spot in the Premier League following a rotten three-game winless run in the top-flight (D1, L2).
Arsenal’s lead on second-placed Manchester City, which once read eight points, now stands at a mere two, although a game in hand means the Londoners are still in firm control of their title charge.
Despite the abovementioned humbling of Tottenham, Leicester’s home record in the Premier League this term doesn’t make for pretty reading, with the Foxes winning three of their 11 games at King Power (D3, L5).
Scoring first may not necessarily benefit Rodgers’s side, with Leicester suffering more Premier League defeats from winning positions than any other team in 2022/23 (five).
The Foxes have not won any of their last 18 top-flight matches against clubs starting the round at the top of the table (D2, L16) since beating Man Utd in 1998.
After racking up nine triumphs across their opening 12 Premier League travels this season (D1, L2), Arsenal could hit double digits for away wins for only the second time in nine seasons, last doing so in 2020/21.
It’s not just about winning but also the manner, with Arteta’s men thrashing their rivals by multi-goal margins in seven of those nine victories.
The King Power has recently been a happy hunting ground for the Gunners, as they’ve won their last two league visits to this venue and could make it three league triumphs in a row at Leicester for the first time since 1925.
How to Watch?
Leicester City vs Arsenal, alongside all other fixtures in England’s top flight, is available to watch online via live Premier League streams.
Leicester City vs Arsenal Potential Line-ups
Leicester City (4-2-3-1): Danny Ward; Timothy Castagne, Harry Souttar, Wout Faes, Victor Kristiansen; Namplays Mendy, Youri Tielemans; Tete, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes; Kelechi Iheanacho.
Arsenal (4-3-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Martin Odegaard, Jorginho, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Eddie Nketiah, Leandro Trossard.
Leicester City vs Arsenal Prediction
Not only have Leicester lost their last four Premier League clashes against Arsenal, but each of those defeats came by a two-goal margin.
And given the Gunners’ penchant for running riot on hostile turf this season, we can envisage another clear-cut win for the visiting side.
Leicester City 1-3 Arsenal
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