Leicester City vs Arsenal, English League Cup Third Round, Match Prediction

Arsenal takes on Leicester City in the third round of the English League Cup on Wednesday night at the King Power Stadium.  

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Leicester City and Arsenal square off in the third round ties of the EFL Cup at the King Power Stadium. If Arsenal adds one more victory on Wednesday, we could see another Liverpool-Arsenal match as Liverpool will take on Lincoln City in other third-round ties. Both Leicester and Arsenal kicked off their Premier League 2020-21 on a high note, winning two out of two. Leicester City defeated West Bromwich Albion and Burnley to top the table and Arsenal edged past Fulham and West Ham United in their first two fixtures, after beating Liverpool in the Community Shield through penalty shoot-outs. Both sides are meeting for the third time in the EFL Cup and both sides have one win each in last two encounters.

Mikel Arteta's side lost each of their last three games at the King Power Stadium in all competitions but their current form put them ahead in this encounter. Meanwhile, The Foxes have lost only once from their previous 14 games in the competition and they also have made it into the quarterfinals in each of the last three editions. Arsenal have progressed to the next round every time in EFL Cup, except the early exit in 2014-15 against Southampton. Brendan Rodgers’s side would definitely gain some advantage ahead of their Premier League clash with City next weekend. 

Team News & Possible Lineups

Leicester City 

Cengiz Under is likely to make the debut for Leicester who joined the Foxes from FC Roma on Sunday. Demarai Gray and Marc Albrighton are expected to start for Leicester. Jonny Evans is not available for this game.

Lineup: Ward; Justin, Morgan, Soyuncu, Thomas; Choudhury, Mendy; Gray, Maddison, Albrighton; Iheanacho

All competitions form: W W

Arsenal 

Arteta might call Mesut Ozil for Wednesday’s encounter who has recovered from an injury. Dijon goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson is expected to get the name in playing XI.

Lineup: Macey; Cedric, Saliba, Luiz, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Guendouzi; Pepe, Nketiah, Saka

All competitions form: W W W 

Key Players 

Leicester City 

Maddison

6 goals in Premier League 2019-20 

Iheanacho

5 goals in Premier League 2019-20 

Arsenal

Nicolas Pepe

5 goals in Premier League 2019-20 

Nketiah

2 goals in 2019-20 and one goal in current Premier League