Arsenal’s new year resurgence seems to have run out of steam meanwhile, and the Gunners will be licking their wounds following a haul of just one point from the last nine on offer.
Mikel Arteta’s charges lost by a single goal at Aston Villa last week, and by the odd goal in three at Wolves the week before, though a return to the Emirates where they have won just twice in nine attempts suggests there will be little home advantage to comfort them on Sunday.
Leeds to avoid defeat?
Arsenal will welcome back first choice stopper Bernd Leno from suspension on Sunday, though David Luiz’s return from a similar ban will be greeted with a collective shrug of Gunners supporters’ shoulders.
The Brazilian tends to lose his composure under pressure, and Leeds’ intense pressing style is certain to make the veteran centre-half uncomfortable.
Only Man City have averaged more shots per Premier League away game than Leeds this season, and the Yorkshiremen’s ability to create opportunities at will could see them leave the Emirates with a result.
With just two wins from nine assignments on home soil, Arsenal’s record on their own patch is poor, and Leeds form and confident performances make them worth backing in the double chance market as a result.
Leeds notched three goals at Leicester in their last away test, and our correct score prediction tips them to match that haul against the lacklustre Gunners. United are shipping an average of 2.0 goals per 90 minutes at the wrong end as the visiting team this term however, so expect Arsenal to also impact the scoresheet in a 3-2 away win.
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