Arsenal vs Leicester predictions and betting tips ahead of this Premier League opener, kicking off at 7:45pm on Friday, 11th August. Can the Gunners kick off the campaign with a victory? Read on for our betting advice and tips.
The Premier League is finally back, and Arsenal are kicking off the season with a brand new £52million striker. The Gunners won the Community Shield last weekend, can they build on that success and see off 2016 champions Leicester? Our football tipster has picked three Premier League predictions in the preview below.
BET NOW – 20/1 for Arsenal to beat Leicester (new Paddy Power customers)
Arsenal’s 3-4-3 switch saw them struggle to break sides down, which included a 1-0 win over Leicester. The Foxes spent big to pair Harry Maguire beside Wes Morgan, and those two could form a great partnership this term. While the Gunners could struggle once again, this might not be the perfect start in the Premier League for Alexandre Lacazette.
We can see the Gunners’ other French striker being called in to save the day, after a tight opening to the game. We’re backing Olivier Giroud to score any time in this one at 21/20 with Bet365 to get our Arsenal vs Leicester predictions off to a winning start. Check the Arsenal starting line-up before doing this bet because you might get a better price when he comes off the bench.
We’re backing Arsenal to be patient for their result. Our second Arsenal vs Leicester prediction is Draw/Arsenal on the Half-time/Full-time market at a huge 7/2 with Betfred. Get a Betfred £60 free bet for this weekend when you bet £10 on this match.
The Gunners have several key men missing, but the depth of their squad should see them cope. New Leicester signing Kelechi Iheanacho misses out through injury.
These two played out two tight clashes last season, and this could be more of the same.
After narrowly beating Leicester at home last year, this could be tough for the Gunners. Leicester have added steel to their midfield in Vincente Iborra, who is set to feature alongside defensive minded Wilfred Ndidi. We see Arsenal being made to work for this, so a 1-0 win at 8/1 with William Hill is our final Arsenal vs Leicester prediction for the first Friday Night Football of the season. Get a NO DEPOSIT £5 from William Hill via this link.
Giroud to score any time – 21/20 with Bet365
Draw/Arsenal – 7/2 with BetFred
Arsenal 1-0 – 8/1 with William Hill