Betting Tips for Today: Vardy looks great value to fire against the Gunners once more

A trip to Arsenal hasn’t been an enjoyable experience for Leicester City in recent years. Even during their remarkable title winning campaign the Foxes lost both league meetings between these teams.

In fact, the Gunners have won the previous 11 top-flight matches between the teams in North London, and few would back against them extending that run on Monday night.

888Sport are 8/15 (1.53) about another home win and given that Unai Emery’s side are on a nine-match winning streak in all competitions, that’s hard to argue against.

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Leicester are 5/1 (6.0) to win at the Emirates but the best bet for this game comes outside the match odds market.

Jamie Vardy ruled himself out of contention for England earlier this season so that the 31-year-old could focus on his Foxes form.

The striker thrives when given the space to test defenders for pace and often seems to raise his game against the elite sides, scoring 27 times in 46 Premier League appearances against the “Big Six”.

Games against Arsenal have been no exception, in fact, Vardy has six goals in his last six appearances against the Gunners and their recent defensive showings suggest another open game here.

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Despite their impressive run of late, Emery’s side have only kept two Premier League clean sheets in eight outings this term. Fulham, Newcastle and Cardiff have all scored at least once and the Foxes should fancy their chances to finding some joy in the final third.

Both teams to score is just 8/15 (1.53) with 888Sport which suggests there is around a 65 per cent chance of neither side keeping a clean sheet – perfectly understandable given the stats.

Instead of that price though, take the 21/10 (3.10) on Vardy to score at anytime. That’s the joint-best available with 888Sport at the time of writing.

Vardy’s record against the best teams in the division is extremely impressive and having not played over the international break, the Leicester striker looks great value to score for a seventh time in seven games against Arsenal.

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Wilshere would’ve stayed at Arsenal if Wenger hadn’t left

Jack Wilshere said he would not have joined West Ham had it not been for the departure of Arsene Wenger from Arsenal, claiming his former manager would have ensured his place in the Gunners’ first team.

The 26-year-old midfielder joined West Ham on a three-year deal in July, ending his 17-year association with Arsenal in the aftermath of Wenger’s departure.

And Wilshere has said that Unai Emery’s arrival as head coach altered his prospects in north London and convinced him it was time for a change.

“If Arsene had stayed I would have stayed because of the influence he had in my career and the trust he had in me,” Wilshere told the Islington Gazette.

“He gave me the armband and respected me a lot. So, I had pretty much agreed to stay. And then he left and that changed things.

“Arsene had said to me previously ‘stay and fight your way back into the team’. Because I knew Arsene and knew he had trust in me, I knew I could do that and fight my way into the team.

“I knew that if I got myself fit and was training well that Arsene would put me in – and he did.

“But things were changing at the club and they were going into a new era and maybe it was time for me to leave as well.”

Wilshere, who won the last of his 34 England caps at Euro 2016, has had the start of his West Ham career hampered by an ankle injury.

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He has made four Premier League appearances for the Hammers under Manuel Pellegrini, the last coming on September 1.

Wenger, meanwhile, has been out of work since leaving Arsenal but has suggested that he would be ready to return in January.

The 69-year-old has been linked with the Real Madrid job in recent times, with Julen Lopetegui seemingly on the brink after a dismal run of results.

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Arsenal v Leicester City Betting Special: 5/1 on the Gunners to extend winning streak

The final Premier League game of the round sees an in-form Arsenal side host a Leicester team that have blown hot and cold so far this season.

While the Gunners began with back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea, they’ve certainly taken well to life under new boss Unai Emery since.

The former Sevilla boss has seen his new team win six consecutive league matches and SportPesa go just 17/35 (1.49) that they claim another three points here.

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That price is likely to be too short for most punters to play as a single bet, but the online bookmaker have a huge new customer promotion available which makes the Gunners much more attractive.

Anyone opening a new account prior to kick-off can get a massive 5/1 (6.0) on Arsenal to win the game. £10 maximum bet. Winnings paid in bonuses. T&Cs apply.

To take advantage of this quote simply register through the link provided and place your first cash bet of £10 on a home win at the usual odds. If the selection is a winner then the returns will be topped up to the value of a 5/1 (6.0) pay-out.

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The recent form certainly suggests this will be a tough evening for Claude Puel’s side. Arsenal have never lost a home Premier League match against Leicester City, winning the last 11 in a row.

That’s the Gunners’ second best top-flight run against a single team in their history, behind a 13-game winning run against Stoke between 1983 and 2018. With a new found confidence, few would back against that run continuing on Monday evening.

October has been a tough time to face Arsenal, too. They’ve won more Premier League points in the month than any other side in the competition, boasting a 63 per cent win rate.

Given how Leicester have struggled with this particular match-up in the past, plus the hosts’ impressive recent run, backing a home win makes sense, especially at 5/1 (6.0).

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Buffon: Mbappe can be one of the best ever

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been so impressed by Kylian Mbappe that he believes his young team-mate can become one of the greatest players ever.

Mbappe has scored 11 goals in eight appearances for PSG already this season, while he reached the pinnacle of the international game in the summer as he helped France win World Cup 2018 by becoming the first teenager since Pele to score in the final.

The rise of the 19-year-old shows no relent and Buffon, himself considered one of the greatest goalkeepers ever, does not forecast any change in the situation.

“If he maintains the desire to be number one, to be a great champion and humility to work to improve, he will have an incredible career ahead of him. And when I say incredible, I mean one of the best in history,” he told Canal+.

“Maintaining the mentality is the biggest obstacle because he is still very young and it could take him maybe 15 years. Having the right mindset over such a long time isn’t easy. It requires a lot of energy. But I’ve told him this because I know he can do it. He has the strength to do it.”

Buffon’s own situation in Paris, meanwhile, is a little more complicated as he has flitted in and out of the team under competition from Alphonse Areola. 

“The situation satisfies me a lot because I don’t have the ambition to make 70 matches per season, but I want to play the right ones and play them with quality,” he said. 

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“I think that to build a strong team, PSG must have two good keepers. Just look at Real Madrid. The future of big teams is like this: having two high-level goalkeepers. And to find the solution to make them both play. I don’t know how I would have reacted at 20, but at 40 it’s perfect for me.”

The veteran has played six times for Thomas Tuchel’s side this season and has conceded only three goals, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

He will miss the midweek Champions League match with Napoli due to suspension.

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