Arsenal visit reigning champions Leicester City after a disappointing opening day 4-3 loss to Liverpool. The Gunners may have been the only team to have had the better of Claudio Ranieri’s side last season, but given the fragility of their defence, another tough task awaits Arsene Wenger’s men.
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Match: Leicester City v Arsenal
Stadium: King Power Stadium
Kick Off (GMT): Sat 20th Aug 17.30
Leicester to win: 15/8
Arsenal to win: 7/5
Leicester City are the first reigning top-flight champions to lose their opening game since Arsenal in 1989. No defending champion has begun the following season with successive defeats since Aston Villa in 1981.
The Foxes have scored a league-high 11 penalties since the start of 2015-16.
Leicester have played four Premier League games without Robert Huth in their starting XI over the last year and have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of them.
Claudio Ranieri’s next Premier League win will be his 100th in the competition.
Arsenal haven’t lost their opening two league games since the inaugural Premier League season in 1992-93.
The Gunners conceded four goals at home in the league last weekend for the first time since May 2009, and only the third time in total.
Defeat by Liverpool ended Arsenal’s 10-match unbeaten run.
Leicester City are on a 19-match winless run against Arsenal in the Premier League (D6, L13) and lost both games last season.
Leicester’s only victory in the last 31 league and cup meetings came at home in the first Premier League fixture between the sides in November 1994.
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Arsenal have only failed to score in one of the 27 most recent league encounters, when the sides drew 0-0 in January 2001.
Bet of the Week
Arsenal clearly are not quite at the races just yet following Wenger’s admission his side are not ‘physically ready’ after the opening day loss, the potential return of several key stars could help, while Leicester’s surprise 2-1 loss to Hull City throws a spanner in the works for the Foxes. A draw seems a likely outcome for two sides who have not yet got into full swing yet.
Draw & Both Teams To Score – 3/1. Place this bet with William Hill
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