Arsenal will host visiting side Leeds United in a Premier League match on 8th Sunday at Emirates Stadium. It’s a season-ending showdown between Arsenal & Leeds United, two clubs with vastly differing goals for the season.
The Gunners want to qualify for the Champions League, whereas the Whites are focused on ensuring that they don’t slip into the bottom three of the Premier League position. When Arsenal defeated West Ham United, it extended its winning streak to three games, and now they are considered heavy favorites to defeat the Whites at Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs. Leeds United Team News
The Gunners are in the fourth in the English Premier League standings, with 63 points following 34 games this season. The team led by Mikel Arteta has a two-point lead over Tottenham Hotspur, their fierce North London rivals, and is strong enough to qualify for the Champions League.
The Gunners are coming off a 2-1 win at London Stadium over West Ham United, who played in the Premier League away from home. It came on the heels of Arsenal’s league victory over Manchester United, which ended in a 3-1 score earlier.
To avoid relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season, Leeds United must improve their record of results. The team led by Jesse Marsch is now 17th in the league standings with 34 points after 34 games, 2 points ahead of Everton. The Toffees are now placed third from the bottom having 33 games played.
The Whites will take on Arsenal after a 4-0 loss to Manchester City in the Premier League at Elland Road. Crystal Palace drew Leeds United 0-0 away at Selhurst Park in London in the Premier League.
Despite the absence of Thomas Partey and Kierney, the hosts should be led by promising forward Eddie Nketiah. However, Leeds United was unable to shock league leaders Manchester City over the weekend and remains in danger of relegation.
Over 2.5 goals is a good wager to consider because both the home team and the visitors will be aiming for victory. Injuries have sidelined Dallas Forshaw, Adam Forshaw, Summerville, and Tyler Roberts. Bamford remains a significant doubt as he is suffering a foot injury.
Arsenal vs. Leeds United Recent Form
Arsenal will be looking to build on their 1-2 Premier League win against West Ham United. Rob Holding in the 38th minute and Gabriel in the 54th minute scored the goals for Arsenal. The Gunners enjoyed a 44 percent possession advantage and had 13 shots on goal, seven of which were on target in that league clash.
West Ham United had eight shots on goal, three of which were on target. West Ham United’s only goal came in the 45th minute by Jarrod Bowen.
When Leeds United take on Arsenal in the Premier League, they will be looking to make atonement for their recent setback against Manchester City. Leeds United had 40 percent of the possession, and 2 of their 7 attempts on goal were on target in the game.
There were 19 attempts on goal for Manchester City’s opponents, and six were on target. Manchester City’s goals came from Rodri in the 13th minute, Nathan Aké in the 54th minute, Gabriel Jesus in the 78th minute, and Fernandinho in the 93rd minute.
Arsenal vs. Leeds United Pre-Game Facts
Leeds United’s recent head-to-head results, dating back to 09th January 2012, do not bode well for this matchup. Although Arsenal has won 83 percent of their games against them, Leeds United hasn’t won a single game.
There were 15 goals between the two teams, with twelve of them coming from Arsenal and three from Leeds United. There have been an average of 2.5 goals scored per game.
Five of Arsenal’s last six games have seen at least three goals. During this period, opposition teams scored 10, while Arsenal scored 10. Arsenal had not lost against Leeds in the league in 5 previous games.
Leeds United have scored 9 goals in their last six games under Jesse Marsch. During this time, they have conceded 8 goals. Leeds United comes into this game unbeaten in three away league games.
Arsenal vs. Leeds United Predicted Lineup
Arsenal 4-3-3 Possible Lineup: Aaron Ramsdale, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Gabriel, Martin Ødegaard, Nuno Tavares, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, Edward Nketiah, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli.
Leeds United 4-2-3-1 Possible Lineup: Illan Meslier, Diego Llorente, Luke Ayling, Pascal Struijk, Mateusz Klich, Júnior Firpo, Kalvin Phillips, Rodrigo Moreno, Raphinha, Daniel James, and Jack Harrison.
Arsenal vs. Leeds United Predicted Winner
We predict that Arsenal will win the game 2 – 1. It won’t be easy for Leeds United to break down an Arsenal side that will most likely dominate this encounter. Leeds is battling against relegation and will make it difficult for Arsenal, but they should prevail.
Arsenal vs. Leeds United Betting Odds
A bet on Arsenal is available at 1.50, a wager on a draw pays 4.85, and a bet on Leeds United – the underdog – pays 6.55.