Arsenal vs Leeds Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th January 2020

Gunners can secure a home win over Leeds

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Arsenal vs Leeds Betting Tips – FA Cup, 6th January 7.56pm

The Gunners have not been at their best this season, but a first win for new boss Mikel Arteta in a league game against Man Utd at the turn of the new year will have lifted hopes. Leeds are the current Championship leaders. The FA Cup third round so far has been an exercise in teams sending out under strength sides. Will that continue in this Emirates clash? Read our predictions for Arsenal vs Leeds.

Arsenal vs Leeds Betting Odds*

Arsenal 4/9
Draw 4/1
Leeds 5/1

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Arsenal News and Form – Can the Gunners survive at home?

It has been a struggle for Arsenal this season. Across all competitions they have taken only two wins in their last sixteen games. They got the new year off to a rocking start however as they banked a 2-0 home league win over Manchester United. What importance will they be putting on the FA Cup? Their victory over Man Utd snapped a four match losing streak that they had been on at the Emirates in all competitions, going winless in seven (D3 L4).

Arsenal 2-1 Correct Score
15/2

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Arsenal have only failed to score in one home fixture this season, a league defeat against Manchester City. The Gunners have been very poor defensively this season and had conceded in eight straight games on home soil in all competitions before blacking the Red Devils. Arsenal have won seven of their last nine FA Cup matches. They have won six of their last nine played on home soil (D1 L2). Eight of Arsenal’s last nine FA Cup fixtures at the Emirates have gone over 2.5 goals, so that’s a decent trend.

Arsenal vs Leeds Head to Head

This is the first meeting since Arsenal took a 1-0 home win in the 2012 FA Cup
The Gunners are unbeaten in six games against Leeds in all competitions
Six of the last eight meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Arsenal are W7 D7 L2 in previous FA Cup meetings with Leeds

 

Key-Facts – Arsenal vs Leeds

  • The Gunners have taken 7 wins in their last 9 FA Cup games
  • Leeds have avoided defeat in 2 of their last 9 FA Cup games
  • Arsenal have won 2 of their last 16 games in all competitions

 

Leeds News and Form – Can Leeds upset Arsenal?

Leeds are top of the Championship. Obviously earning a place in the top flight next season is a bigger deal than trying to make a successful run in the FA Cup. So that may play into Leeds’ thinking of sending out an under strength team. Head coach Marcelo Bielsa surely has to be tempted with that, especially with his side having only taken one win in their last five games (D3 L1). It was a busy December and a break could be needed to freshen up their league title challenge.

Leeds have only lost one of their last fifteen games in all competitions. Away from home they have lost only one of their last eight. Their FA Cup form has not been great in recent season. They have lost their last three fixtures played in the competition, each of those away from home. Actually each of Leeds’ last six FA Cup games have been away from Elland Road (W2 D4). The Whites have suffered a loss in seven of their last nine FA Cup away games. Their last trip to a Premier League team ended in a 1-0 loss at Watford in 2016.

Arsenal vs Leeds Tips & Odds

Arsenal 1 goal winning margin 3/1
Over 3.5 goals at 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 5th, 2020 at 8:47 p.m.)

Arsenal vs Leeds Predictions

Arsenal to win: Leeds can be forgiven for not being all that worried about an FA Cup, given their ambitions in earning promotion in the Championship. The Gunners can keep a few of their key players on the bench to call on if needed. Home win by a one goal margin.


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