Leicester vs Arsenal is the pick of Wednesday night’s (September 23) EFL Cup action. But there’s a good chance that the bookies are taking a chance by offering a Leicester win at odds of around 19/10 (2.90), which is why it’s our Leicester vs Arsenal tip.
Much has been made of the fact that Leicester face a potentially much more difficult fixture list than last season due to the Europa League. But while it may take its toll over the course of the season, there are no signs of that being true so far this season.
Leicester sit on top of the Premier League after game week two after winning their opening two games against West Brom (0-3) and Burnley (4-2).
Of course, Arsenal have also won their opening two Premier League matches against Fulham (0-3) and West Ham (2-0), so I’m not expecting this to be an easy win.
The record of the two teams in the EFL Cup in the last three years also suggests that both Leicester and Arsenal will be trying. Arsenal lost in the EFL Cup Final in 2018, losing 3-0 to a Manchester City team that had earlier beaten Leicester on penalties. Leicester also suffered the same fate the following year, while Arsenal were beaten 0-2 by Tottenham.
Leicester missed their chance of a Wembley Final last year when beaten over two legs in the semis by an in-form Aston Villa, while Arsenal drew 5-5 with Liverpool before losing on penalties.
Those results suggest that this will be a competitive match, with neither team likely to play a weakened team. Yet the bookies have priced up the match as though Arsenal are the superior team, even though they’re playing away from home. Perhaps Mikel Arteta has taken them to another level but there’s plenty of juice in the odds for a Leicester win, considering the Foxes recent home record against the Gunners.
Leicester have beaten Arsenal in their last three matches at the King Power Stadium. They won 3-1 three seasons ago, 3-0 two seasons go, and 2-0 last season. They also earned a draw at the Emirates last season. Despite that record, Arsenal are the favourites to progress to the next round of the EFL Cup. Win, lose, or draw, that can’t be right, and I’m putting my faith in Leicester.
25/10/2020 | NFL
1pt Win @ 1.15 Unibet, 888Sport
23/10/2020 | Horse Racing
1pt Win @ 6.00 Bet365, SkyBet
We Provide Free Tips Across a Range of Spots
Looking for completely free betting tips? Then why not have a browse through the following sports categories. Just click through the links below to see the latest free tips for those sports alongside the past tips we have published and their results: