Live on Sky Sports 1 at 16:00 on Sunday, Nigel Pearson’s newly promoted Leicester host Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal.
Leicester started their season off with a 2-2 draw at home to Everton. New 8 million pound signing Leonardo Ulloa scored on his debut and will be eager to get on the scoresheet again this weekend. A 2-0 defeat away to Chelsea followed, but you can hardly say it was unexpected given the gulf in class.
Foxes sign Cambiasso
Past his prime physically but still a clever player mentally, ex-Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder Esteban Cambiasso has signed a 12 month contract at Leicester and could make his debut against Arsenal.
With 52 caps for Argentina, Champions League, La Liga and Serie A winners medals in his trophy cabinet, Cambiasso adds a wealth of experience to a newly promoted team and is expected to become one of their star performers over the course of 2014-15.
Coming from behind
Arsenal went a goal down at home to Crystal Palace in their first Premier League game of 2014/15, before coming back to win 2/1. In their second game, the Gunners came from two goals down to draw 2-2 away to Everton.
Gunners scrape past Besiktas
After a flat, uninspiring performance that wasn’t helped by a red card, Arsenal drew the first leg of their UEFA Champions League play-off 0-0 in Turkey. In the second leg, Arsenal could only win 1-0 in London.
Leicester v Arsenal Betting
All in all, Arsenal should win, but then they played in the UEFA Champions League midweek and even at this stage of the season, that should count for something in terms of player fatigue.
Both teams have scored in each of Arsenal’s Premier League games in 2014/15 and in one of Leicester’s two. With a record of having scored in each of their last 16 home league matches, we think that the Foxes will make it 17 against the Gunners.