The EFL Cup third round is set to continue on Wednesday with some interesting fixtures on the card. Premier League clubs are set to meet Championship, League One and League Two sides but the game of the day will be Leicester City taking on Arsenal.
Leicester vs Arsenal preview
Arsenal travel to King Power Stadium to take on Leicester City with the winner of the all-Premier League affair facing either Lincoln City or Liverpool next week for a place in the quarter-finals. The two sides have both made impressive starts to the current Premier League season, winning two matches from the first two.
- At least two goals in the last six encounters between the two sides have been scored.
- Arsenal have scored only once in the last three games against Leicester City.
- Arsenal have seen a red card in their three out five last matches.
- Leicester have never failed to score against Arsenal in their last six encounters.
Head to head
A visit at KingPower has always been a tricky visit for the Gunners having lost their last three encounters to Leicester. Brendan Rodgers’ men have been in fine form as they’ve only lost one of their last 14 matches in the competition.
That is a pretty impressive record but Arsenal can do better as they’ve progressed past this stage of the EFL Cup in 16 of the last 17 seasons, failing only once in 2014/15 against Southampton.
Despite Arsenal having troubles in their away match to the Foxes but with both teams expected to rotate, the Gunners could have an edge due to depth. We expect the north London side to secure a narrow victory.
Our pundits believe Arsenal will advance to the next stages and betway has given the visitors 2.46 odds to emerge the winners while 1Xbet has 2.51 for the same outcome.
Betway is backing the hosts to win at 2.85 for the risk takers while 1xbet has 2.92.
Anytime goalscorer – Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
Aubameyang played the entire 90 minutes over the weekend as Arsenal beat West Ham United 2-1 but the club captain wasn’t in the scoresheet. On Wednesday night our pundits believe the former Borussia Dortmund man will see the back of the net and you can back him to be anytime goalscorer at odds of at 2.0 and 2.1 for 1Xbet and betway respectively.
Other anytime goal scorers
Lacazette – 2.44 1Xbet
Vardy – 2.2 1xbet
Fulham vs Sheffield Wednesday
Fulham win – 1.92 odds (1xbet), 1.84 odds betway.
Chelsea vs Barnsley
Chelsea win – 1.19 odds (1xbet)
Over 2.5 – 1.55 (1xbet)
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