London Arsenal will play away against Leeds in the 18th round of the English Championship. The match will take place on December 18.
Leeds are in 16th place in the Premier League standings after 17 matches in which they scored only 16 points.
Leeds suffered a crushing defeat at Manchester City earlier this week. Marcelo Bielsa’s team conceded seven goals on the field of the reigning champion.
Apparently, “Man City” was maximally tuned in to this game. Josep Guardiola never beat Bielsa last season . Moreover, in the spring, Leeds won an away victory over the best club in the Premier League.
In addition, shortly before that, Leeds had a difficult match with Chelsea (2: 3), in which the opponent scored the winning goal just a minute before the final whistle.
Arsenal, meanwhile, climbed to fourth place, gaining 29 points in 17 rounds.
Here, however, it is worth noting that some competitors were unable to play their recent matches due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Therefore, the Gunners were in the top 4 not only because of their success.
On Wednesday , Arsenal took a landslide victory over West Ham – 2: 0. Mikel Arteta’s team scored both goals after the break. Most importantly, this is an absolutely deserved victory over a team that has beaten Liverpool and Chelsea this season.
Arsenal defeated Southampton 3-0 at home late last week, responding well to away losses to Everton and Manchester United.
“Arsenal” suffered five defeats in eight Premier League away games.
Forecast and rate
You can bet on Leeds in this match at 3.40, 1xbet download are offering a draw at 3.82 , and Arsenal’s victory at 2.13.
Earlier this season, Arsenal beat Leeds (2-0) in an English League Cup match. But that was in London, and the Gunners are not playing so confidently away.
Plus, you have to understand that Leeds are determined to play their best after the unpleasant match against Manchester City.
In general, there are doubts about the victory of Arsenal.
Therefore, we choose a bet on goals – both teams will score + the total of the match over 2.5 in 2.00.