- Arsenal had a great start to the 2022-23 season by beating Crystal Palace 2-0.
- Leicester City had a draw against Brentford in their first game of the season.
- Arsenal’s new signings have improved the team hugely.
- Leicester City did not make any signings after a poor 2021-22 season.
Gunners fans will undoubtedly be optimistic about the 2022-23 Premier League season after they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 on the road in their first game. On the other hand, Leicester City, conceded a late goal at home to Brentford, which resulted in the Foxes settling for a point.
Mikel Arteta has got his team firing on all cylinders, and at -200, the Premier League odds have Arsenal as heavy favorites to take all three points at Emirates Stadium over the weekend.
Brendan Rogers’ team had a poor 2021-22 season, finishing in eighth place. And despite their poor showing, the club failed to sign a single player in the transfer window.
Meanwhile, Arsenal strengthened with proven players such as Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus, who are proving to be astute signings for Arteta’s team.
Arsenal supporters have good reason to look forward to this season and the soccer betting odds for a fourth place or higher finish this season.
Leicester City has a tough task on their hands in London this weekend.
Arsenal vs. Leicester City Odds, Moneyline, Over/Under
Moneyline: Arsenal (-200) | Leicester City (+525)
Over/Under: 2.5 Over (-145) | 2.5 Under (+105)
Arsenal vs. Leicester City Analysis
Arsenal fans have every right to be optimistic this season. They exceeded expectations in the transfer window; Arteta now has a team that is filled with exciting young talent like Emile Smith Rowe, Gabriel Martinelli, and Bukayo Saka, alongside proven, experienced players like Jesus and Zinchenko.
Offensively the Gunners were excellent in their game against the Eagles last weekend as Martinelli looks buoyed by the addition of Jesus.
The combination of William Saliba and Zinchenko in the Gunners’ defense looks inspired, and the experienced pair managed to keep the Eagles relatively quiet when they got the chance to attack.
The fact Rogers didn’t manage to strengthen his team at all this transfer window is mind-boggling even for neutral fans.
The Foxes were on course for a standard, comfortable win against Brentford in their first game of the season. Timothy Castagne and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall scored in either side of halftime at the King Power Stadium to give Leicester some breathing room.
However, the same issue that plagued the Foxes last season was again in the spotlight, and they were unable to hold onto their lead. Brentford stormed back into the game with goals from Ivan Toney and Josh Dasilva, ensuring points were shared.
The Foxes have only won one game away at Arsenal since 1995, which doesn’t bode well for Rogers’ team. Of course, Jamie Vardy is always a goal threat, and I expect Leicester City to give Arsenal’s backline a little more trouble than Crystal Palace did.
Leicester might have more experienced players than Arsenal, but the Gunners simply have better ones. This game won’t be a whitewash, but I expect Arsenal to come out on top at home.
Arsenal vs. Leicester City Predictions
Moneyline: Arsenal (-200)
Total: 2.5 Over (-145)
Best Bet: Arsenal to win and both teams to score (+210)
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