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EFL Cup – Arsenal vs Leeds United: Betting Preview

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Sports Innovation previews the EFL Cup match between Arsenal and Leeds United and offers team stats and betting tips with the latest odds.

Arsenal welcome Leeds United to the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday for a last-16 clash in the EFL Cup.

It’s been 28 long years since Arsenal last lifted the EFL Cup. The Gunners have reached the final three times since then but left empty-handed on each occasion. They hope to go one better this season and arrive in decent form, having bagged a convincing 3-1 win over Aston Villa in the Premier League last week.

Leeds, though, have had an even longer wait for EFL Cup glory. The Whites haven’t lifted the famous trophy since 1968 nor reached the final in 25 years. Based on their recent form and record in the competition, that run looks set to continue.

Our tip

Stats and facts for Arsenal and Leeds.

Current form — Arsenal v. Leeds

The Gunners in decent form

Arsenal will be out to extend their fine run of results lately. In their last 3 matches across all competitions, Mikel Arteta’s side drew 0-0 with Brighton before drawing again 2-2 against Crystal Palace. They defeated Aston Villa 3-1 last time out.

Can the Whites cause an upset?

Leeds will enter the match, hoping to see the back of some rather disappointing results. In their last 3 Premier League matches, Marcelo Bielsa’s side defeated Watford 1-0 before losing 1-0 to Southampton. They drew 1-1 with Wolves last time out.

Arsenal v. Leeds — fixture history

Having never simultaneously played in the EFL Cup this is the first time Arsenal comes up against Leeds in this competition.

Based on recent Premier League and FA Cup encounters, though, history is on Arsenal’s side. The Gunners have a 7-1-0 record against Leeds and won last time out in a 4-2 thriller on February 2021. Over 2.5 goals and BTTS has also been a winning bet in 6 of the last 10 meetings between these clubs.

Man of the Moment

It is difficult to look past Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, when on the search for a marksman. He seems on a strong run and hit the target 4 times for Arsenal in their last 6 games. Raphinha has managed to hit the target 2 times in the last half dozen matches for Leeds. It is probably safe to say that they will both be looking to add to their total here once again.