Arsenal will be looking for their first win in three league games as they face Leicester City in the away Premier League match at King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Leicester City and Arsenal
Kick Off: Saturday 28 April
Match Timing: 04:30 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? King Power Stadium (32,312)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action live on Hotstar App.
Brendan Rodgers reiterated his desire once again that he wants to make Leicester City a genuine and a consistent top-six club. For that to happen, the Foxes will have to force away from the inconsistency and must start to pick up points against the current top-six clubs.
The 2016 Premier League champions have the chance now to do just that as they host Arsenal at the King Power Stadium. This is a crucial game for the hosts as well as for the visitors as both the teams have tangible aims to achieve.
Leicester are chasing the seventh position, which will give them a place in the next season of the Europa League, while the Gunners are after top-4 and the Champions League football for the next season.
The Foxes are winless in the last two games. They lost 0-1 at home to Newcastle United and drew 2-2 last weekend at West Ham United.
Leicester have a tough end to their season as after the home clash against Arsenal, they will play Manchester City away next week before pulling the curtain to their season with a home game against Chelsea.
So in some sense, Brendan Rodgers side will have a huge say both in the title race as well as who finish in the top-four.
Arsenal are in the midst of the intense top-four battle. Just two weeks ago, they were in the driving seat in that regard, sitting even atop Tottenham Hotspur in third.
But things can change in a moment, and that’s what happened as Arsenal are now out of the top-4 due to two defeats in as many games heading into this match.
However, the good thing is that both Manchester United and Chelsea will face off this weekend, which means either or both the team will definitely drop points. While a win for Arsenal will take them into the top-4 after this weekend.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Leicester City – W W W W L D
Arsenal – L W W W L L
ARS vs LEI Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Leicester City vs Arsenal Team News:
Injured – Daniel Amartey is the only player unavailable for Leicester City. Other than him, Brendan Rodgers has a fully fit squad available at his disposal.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – None.
Note: Club captain Wes Morgan is available for selection after missing the last game due to personal reasons.
Key Players – Jamie Vardy, James Maddison
Injured – Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck remain out with long-term absentees.
While Aaron Ramsey and Dennis Suarez will miss the game with respective hamstring and groin problems.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be assessed before the game after missing the last game with sinus surgery.
Note: Alexandre Lacazette will lead the line for the away side if Aubameyang doesn’t start the game. With Ramsey out, Ozil looks certain to start, while Emery may go with three defensive midfielders in the form of Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira, and Mattéo Guendouzi.
Key Players – Alexandre Lacazette, Alex Iwobi
ARS vs LEI Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Leicester City– Schmeichel (GK), Pereira, Evans, Maguire, Chilwell, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison, Barnes, Gray, Vardy
Arsenal– Leno (GK), Mustafi, Koscielny, Sokratis, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Iwobi, Lacazette
ARS vs LEI Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Arsenal have dominated this fixture, winning almost twice as many games as Leicester (57 and 28).
But the Foxes have outfoxed the Gunners in the home matches, winning 22 times to 18 defeats.
Considering how Arsenal are performing away from home this season, we back the hosts to get something out of this match.
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