Arsenal and Leicester meet in the most important bend of the season. Both aspire to win, but which team will do it?
Arsenal and Leicester met in round 34 – perhaps the most important round for the two teams for the remainder of the 2019/20 season. With the home team, not winning this match as they excluded themselves from the race. Meanwhile, Leicester also does not want to lose third place.
Arsenal’s mission is to stop Leicester
Arsenal had a very good preparation for the climb when they won 2-0 on the difficult opponent Wolves field. It was the fourth consecutive victory of Mikel Arteta’s teachers and students. Currently, “Gunners” are only 6 points behind the top 5 and relive hope to win tickets to the Champions League next season.
Therefore, a victory against third-ranked team Leicester will help hope that becomes more realistic with the English capital team. After this match, Arsenal also clashed with Tottenham and Liverpool, so if not winning against Leicester, the hope of attending the Champions League of the “Gunners” will be dissipated.
As of before the 34th round, Leicester scored 63 goals and conceded 31 times – the third best attacking team and the second best defense in the tournament. In contrast, “Gunners” only had 49 goals but received 41 goals.
It can be said that part of the reason for Leicester’s decline in the recent period is because the pair of pillar Jamie Vardy – James Maddison did not maintain the good form as the beginning of the season.
The result promises to be very competitive
Leicester’s away ability in 2020 is very poor when losing 4, drawing 2 and winning only 1 match. Already 5 consecutive away games, the army led by coach Brendan Rodgers did not know the smell of victory (draw 2, lost 3 matches) and no match scored more than 1 goal.
In contrast, Arsenal under Arteta coach at home was very good when winning 6/8 matches and up to 5 clean sheets in those 8 matches.
In particular, 5 consecutive Premier League seasons against Leicester at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal are the winning team. Even in the 2015/16 season, “Foxes” made history with the championship, Arsenal still won 2-1 when rivals on North London.
And if Leicester only had Vardy to hope, then Arsenal had two cannons – Aubameyang and Lacazette. With all of these premise in his favor, “Gunners” can afford to keep 3 points to stay at the Emirates.