Leicester City vs Arsenal Prediction, 2/28/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Arsenal
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
TV: Peacock Premium
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (+102) Arsenal (+215)
King Power Stadium is the site where James Maddison and Leicester City (15-4-6, 3rd in the EPL) will take on Arsenal (10-4-11, 10th in the EPL) on Sunday. The goalies protecting the net will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Bernd Leno for Arsenal. Leicester are at +102 while the Gunners are at +215. The O/U is set at 2.5.
Leicester City faced Aston Villa in their last match and took home the win by a score of 2-1. Leicester City attempted 10 dribbles in this match and converted 3 of the attempts for a rate of 30.0%. In sharing the ball, they finished this match with a 84.1% received passes percentage by completing 382 out of their 454 pass targets in their last outing. In terms of shooting accuracy, Leicester City ended this match at a 43.8% rate by hitting 7 shots on target of 16 total shots. Leicester City has an average of 1.64 goals per 90 (41 goals in total) and are sitting with 27 assists in all games this season.
James Maddison is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Leicester City. He has accounted for 30 assists while accumulating 24 yellow cards during his career. Maddison has started 150 outings during his pro soccer career while scoring 0.29 goals per 90 minutes. The midfielder hailing from England has totaled 43 goals scored in 13,417 minutes played. Someone else who should impact this match is Jamie Vardy, the forward representing England. He has helped on a goal 53 times in his career and he has scored 166 goals. Vardy has earned 26,239 minutes in 301 career starting assignments and has been given a total of 37 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.57 G/90 during his pro soccer career.
The man protecting the net for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (240-135-149 mark during his soccer career) has accumulated 180 shutouts, which gives him a 34.5% clean sheet rate. The goalie hailing from Denmark has seen 2,098 shots sent his way in 522 starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 1.1 (586 total goals allowed) and he holds a save percentage of 72.9. Schmeichel has seen the pitch for a total of 46,994 mins and is sitting with 1,528 saves during his soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Arsenal took a defeat with a final score of 1-0 against Manchester City. They wrapped up this outing by converting 415 out of their 462 passes they tried earning a rate of 89.8%. Arsenal finished the match with a 70.0% successful dribble rate by converting 7 out of the 10 dribbles they attempted. Arsenal connected on 1 SoT out of 7 shots attempted earning them a 14.3% rate when they last stepped onto the pitch. Having earned a total of 31 goals and 23 assists in all their contests, Arsenal is averaging 1.24 goals and 0.92 assists per 90 minutes.
Alexandre Lacazette will need to be on top of his game for Arsenal. He is averaging 0.57 goals per 90 mins and has been a starter in 262 matches so far in his pro soccer career. The forward representing France has 22,857 mins and has scored 145 goals. He has tallied 40 yellow card warnings thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 39 times. You should also watch out for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the forward who is from France. He has accumulated 201 goals in his career while assisting on a goal 51 different times. Aubameyang has been given a total of 23 yellow cards in 29,071 mins played (324 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 min average during his pro soccer career is 0.62.
Bernd Leno is expected to look after the goal for Arsenal. So far in his pro soccer career, Leno has conceded 460 goals and has 1,052 stops in 375 starts. He has allowed 1.23 goals per 90 minutes and he has a record of 167-97-110. He is the owner of a save percentage of 70.7 and his shutout rate is currently 29.9%. Leno has recorded 112 clean sheets while defending 1,494 shots attempted against him in 33,725 minutes throughout his career.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Leicester City (+102)
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