Arsenal vs Leicester Odds – Wednesday 26th April 2017 – 19:45
Arsenal are 3/5 with the draw at 100/30 and Leicester are 4/1
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Arsenal face Leicester City at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday, following on from their excellent semi-final win over Manchester City.
The Gunners come into this match in mixed form, albeit on the back of an excellent 2-1 win against Manchester City.
In a goalless first half it was City who were the better of the sides, although both teams had goals ruled out.
Sergio Aguero (62) gave Manchester City the lead, with City hitting Arsenal on the break after clearing a Gunner’s corner.
Nacho Monreal (71) was the unlikely source to equalise, with City’s lead lasting just nine minutes.
Ultimately it was Alexis Sanchez (101) who scored the winner for Arsenal, in the first half of extra time to send the Gunners through to the final.
Record 20th Final
The Gunners will make a record 20th appearance in the FA Cup Final in May, it will be their 3rd final in four years.
This will have relieved the pressure on Arsene Wenger slightly, albeit they must face Antonio Conte’s Chelsea in the final.
They still remain highly doubtful to qualify for the Champions League, with the Gunners seven points behind City in the league.
During Wenger’s tenure they have never failed to qualify for the Champions League, and have never finished below Tottenham.
Arsenal come into this match as the favourites, with the Semi-Final win convincing the bookies.
The Gunners will be looking to avoid three defeats in seven matches, they cannot afford any more slip-ups.
Arsenal will be looking to continue their excellent overall form against Leicester City, they have won 47 of their 97 meetings.
Champions League Exit
The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid, they have been knocked out of the Champions League.
In what was the biggest night of Leicester’s history, they succumbed to a marginal defeat against Atletico over both Quarter Final legs.
Saul Niguez (26) scored what proved to be the crucial goal for Atletico, giving them a vital away goal.
Jamie Vardy (61) continued his fine recent form with another goal, who struck the ball into the top corner from 8 yards to level the tie.
Leicester dominated possession with the Foxes enjoying 56% of the ball, as well as 23 total shots and 6 on target.
Ultimately it means they were knocked out of the Champions League, with Atletico securing a 2-1 aggregate win.
Winless In Four
Leicester had been in excellent form under Shakespeare, but they are now without a win in four matches.
They are just six points above the relegation zone, so they will still be motivated to win their remaining matches.
Leicester will be looking to return to winning ways, with the Foxes still an outside chance of a top ten finish.
More Of The Same
The match against Palace sees Leicester emerge as underdogs, with their mixed recent form.
This will be a tough fixture for Leicester, they haven’t beaten Arsenal in 21 attempts.
Leicester will be looking to better their overall record against Arsenal, in 97 meetings they have won 18, drawn 32 and lost 47.
Both teams are 4/9 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Arsenal are Alexis Sanchez at 100/30 with Olivier Giroud at 7/2. For Leicester, Jamie Vardy is at 7/1 with Islam Slimani at 9/1.
The last time that these two sides met they drew 0-0 and the odds of the same result are 22/1.
Arsenal vs Leicester Odds
Tip 1 – Giroud to score first @ 7/2
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 12/1