Football tips: 13/5 pick tops Phil Thompson’s Arsenal v Leicester selections

Thommo fancies Emile Smith Rowe to down the Foxes.


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Thommo’s only just calmed down after Wednesday’s Champions League action. An astonishing comeback saw Real progress the quarter-finals and – more importantly – all three of Phil’s tips come in – includin a very healthy 13/1 shot. And now he’s back for more. 

Arsenal welcome Brendan Rodgers and Co. to the Emirates as they take on Leicester on Sunday afternoon. Mikel Arteta’s youthful side will be looking continue their fine form of late and keep the pressure on Manchester United in the race for a top-four spot. 

The Foxes, meanwhile, have struggled to find their rhythm of previous seasons and will be looking to build on their midweek victory over Rennes in the Europa Conference League. These are Phil’s best selections for the clash…


Sunday 4.30pm: Arsenal v Leicester

TV: Sky Sports Premier League & Sky Sports Main Event

Arsenal are still in with a chance of finishing fourth and they need a good finish. This is a game they need to win. We’re getting to that time of the season when it’s less about performances and more about results.

Arsenal have won eight of their last 10 in the league and the last four on the bounce which is absolutely terrific form. 

As for Leicester, Vardy’s injured again which is a problem for them. They beat Leeds last week but my goodness they were fortunate. Leeds played very well and probably should have won it. 

Leicester have won their last three but watch out because they’re so poor at defending set-pieces. They’ve conceded a league-high 19 goals from set plays with 11 of those from corners.

So, with Arsenal in great form I think it’s going to be a difficult one for them. I’m going for Arsenal to win this and I don’t think Leicester will score. 

Emile Smith Rowe has had a fantastic season and he’s been given the license to go out there and play as a regular team member now. He’s 10 goals this season from 21 appearances so it’s a good return for him. 

I’m going for Smith Rowe to score at anytime in this one. 

Arsenal v Leicester tips

Arsenal to win to nil
Emile Smith Rowe to score anytime


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