Leicester and Arsenal are providing a spectacle at the very beginning of the English Football League Cup. The two Premiership big dogs are meeting in the round of 32, to decide who continues the adventure in the less popular and appreciated cup competition. There is a huge possibility that we see many new faces in the respective lineups, as managers use the initial stages to see youngsters on the pitch. But on the other side, the season is early on, and some might use them to create chemistry.
Leicester (+190) suffered a tragic in the last round of the Premiership, once losing at home to Manchester United, and dropping a spot in the Champions League. What was almost a sure thing before COVID-19, ended up as a massive frustration for all the Foxes players, fans, and the management.
Leicester opened the season with two wins. Brendan Rodgers’ boys were very efficient in both, scoring seven goals and allowing two. After defeating West Brom at the opener, 0-3, they would roll over Burnley at home, 4-2, continuing a solid form from the preseason period.
They kept clean sheets in three of their five matches since the end of the previous campaign, including the friendly games.
Arsenal (+150) has many injury troubles, but for now, they didn’t experience any setbacks because of it. The season is early on, and the team’s depth is still providing a cushion for Mikel Arteta. The Spaniard put together all the puzzle pieces during the preparations period, with the Gunners now having five wins in a row.
Of course, we included the Community Shield triumph over Liverpool, which saw the penalties. The first two Premiership matches ended well for Arsenal. At first, they routinely beat Fulham at Craven Cottage, and after that, took down West Ham in the local derby, 2-1.
In four of these five games, both teams scored, and the same number of events saw over 2.5 goals.
Filip Benkovic, Jonny Evans, and Ricardo Pereira are all out for this match among the Foxes.
On the other side, Chambers, Mari, Martinelli, Mustafi, Smith Rowe won’t play for sure. Meanwhile, Sokratis and Tierney are both questionable, but knowing Arteta, he won’t risk having them sidelined for the league matches.
Head to Head Games
Arsenal is better when looking at the overall record with 66 triumphs, compared to Leicester’s 32 wins. The other 45 events ended with a draw.
However, the Foxes lost three games in a row, posting two wins and a draw in the lastest contest that ended 1-1. Previously, two events took place at King Power stadium, and hosts won them without allowing a goal, 3-0 and 2-0.
We can say that both teams come into this one in a solid mood, especially when discussing the respective offenses. Attacks tend to be better parts of these two clubs, and that is why over 2.5 imposes itself as the no.1 solution. It would be unwise to focus on full-time result in this situation, because that is highly unpredictable.
The odds for this suggestion are at -105, and we find it very profitable regarding the overall offer for betting on this Wednesday.
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