Preview - Leicester City vs Arsenal 10 November 19

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Nov 07, 2019, 06:53 AM Last Edit: Nov 10, 2019, 10:30 PM by Harry85
Match Day 12
Leicester City vs. Arsenal
Sunday, November 10th 2019
01:30am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: King Power Stadium

Leicester City:
Last five matches form: W L W W W
Average goals per match: 2.45
Average goals against per match: 0.73
Top Scorer: Jamie Vardy (10)

Last five matches form: D W L D D
Average goals per match: 1.45
Average goals against per match: 1.36
Top Scorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ( 8 )

One of the most eye-catching fixtures on Match Day 12 in the Premier League comes at the King Power Stadium, as third placed Leicester City play host to fifth placed Arsenal. It's been a flying start from Brendan Rodgers men so far, and they will be looking to show they belong at the top with a victory over one of their predicted rivals for a place in the top four.

Leicester were comfortable 3-0 winners in the game here last season, with Arsenal coming out well on top with a 3-1 in the reverse fixture at the Emirates.

Leicester were held to a goalless draw against Wolves in their opening game here, but have been perfect since in seeing off, Bournemouth, Spurs, Newcastle and Burnley. Arriving on the back of successive away wins - including that monster performance at Southampton - all is well in the Foxes garden at present. Averaging just a shade under three goals per game at home this season, they are likely to put the much critiqued Arsenal defence under significant pressure.

Arsenal have won just once on the road so far this season - at Newcastle - but have also picked up reasonable draws at Watford and Manchester United. Unable to find a way through the Sheffield United rear-guard in their most recent away fixture, they may find they are afforded a bit more room in this one.

Leicester will have a slight edge in terms of freshness having had the weekend off whilst Arsenal were in Europa League action.

Leicester are all the rage at present, and are playing well. Arsenal are very dangerous on the counter, but the home side may do enough to keep their winning run going.

Prediction: Leicester City 3 - 2 Arsenal


Half time: 0 - 0
Full time: 2 - 0
Shots: 19 - 8
Shots on target: 7 - 1
Corner Kicks: 5 - 4
Possession: 51% - 49%

Just the one booking for each side in this one. Jonny Evans of Leicester City and Hector Bellerin of Arsenal being the men to have their names taken by referee Christopher Kavanagh.

Leicester City just keep marching on and we may have to start to accept that they are an elite outfit if this carries on for much longer. Arsenal had no real answers here. They did come into the game with a plan of keeping things tight and only attacking selectively, and that did see them through to half-time, but once the opening goal went in for the Foxes, the result never looked in doubt.

Arsenal did have a big chance early when Alexandre Lacazette fired wide from six yards, but Leicester slowly but surely began to assert their dominance, without really managing to create anything clear cut in the first half. 0-0 at the break.

Leicester seemed to come out with more intent in the second half - Wilfried Ndidi smashing against the crossbar just three minutes after the break.

The Foxes did take the lead in the 68th minute with a goal which the great Arsenal sides of years gone by would have been proud of. Lovely slick passing in from the right and into the area, ending with Youri Tielemans finding Jamie Vardy unmarked around ten yards out to the left to sweep home into the bottom left.

It's always nice to grab a second for a bit of breathing space and Leicester did just that with 15 minutes to play. Vardy found in the left of the area and laying the ball back to James Maddison on the edge of the box to the left. Maddison thumping a low first-time effort into the bottom left. 2-0 final score.

Brendan Rodgers men move up into second spot on the back of this - five points behind League leaders Liverpool ahead of their huge clash with Manchester City. Arsenal drop down to sixth and now have fully eight points to make up with the top four.

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