Gunners to sneak opening day victory among Arsenal v Leicester City tips
FootyOn pick out their top three Arsenal v Leicester City tips as the Premier League curtain raiser draws near.
Friday Night Football returns with a clash between these two former Premier League champions.
Ringing in the new season, Arsene Wenger’s revitalised Gunners now boast a top-class striker within their ranks and have managed to keep hold of both Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez, for now.
Meanwhile, the Foxes have added solid centre back Harry Maguire from Hull City and goal-getter Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City.
So, with anticipation mounting by the hour, we’ve picked out three Arsenal v Leicester city tips…
Gunners to win by one – 5/2*
Wenger’s men are coming off an impressive display against last season’s PL champions Chelsea in the Community Shield, winning on penalties.
After finishing outside the top four the previous term, Arsenal will be keen to get back where they belong and hope to mount a sustained title charge, even with Europa League fixtures looming.
The north London club have beaten the Foxes by exactly one goal in each of their last four home meetings, so be sure to back them to continue that record this friday at 5/2 with Paddy Power.
Draw/Arsenal in Half-time/Full-time betting – 100/30*
In two of the last three meetings with Leicester, the Emirates outfit headed into the break level.
After the appointment of Craig Shakespeare last season, the Foxes looked back to their old selves, utilising ferocious pace and movement – so expect them to start strong.
However, Arsenal’s superior quality will likely shine through and will take control of the game in the later stages, securing a win after the break – 10/3 with Sky Bet.
Lacazette to net first on PL debut – 16/5
It’s hard to look past Alexandre Lacazette in the scoring markets.
After years of speculation, the long-term Wenger target finally sealed a deal to Arsenal for a club record fee from Lyon.
Lacazette netted 37 in 45 outings last term, so is a real danger in front of goal.
Back him at 16/5 with Paddy Power to score first on Friday and open his tally during the Premier League’s opening game.
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