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Chelsea vs Leicester City – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

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Hazard and Azpilicueta

Three years have passed since Leicester last won against Chelsea. Saturday, these two teams will meet on Stamford Bridge and we’re almost sure that this period of time will extend further. Sarri’s men are pretty far from Liverpool and they can’t afford to lose any more points in the title race. On the other side, Leicester is a tough opponent, one that got a draw last season, 0-0, but Chelsea’s style is way different from what we saw last Premier League campaign.

Chelsea: Current Team Form, Estimated Line-up, and Predictions

Last week, Chelsea had some issues defeating Brighton & Hove Albion on the road, although the Blues had 2-0 at halftime, with Pedro and Hazard’s goals. But the hosts grabbed one in the second half and Chelsea had work to do to keep the 2-1 result.

Chelsea also played on Wednesday in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, at home, against Bournemouth. In the Premier League, Sarri’s men defeated the Cherries, 2-0, with two late goals signed by Pedro and Hazard. And once again we saw a 0-0 draw at halftime. But it was an enjoyable first half, with plenty of opportunities for both sides. In the second half, Chelsea decided that there was no room for errors, so Sarri made way for Hazard and the Belgium international scored the only goal of the meeting in the 84th minute. Chelsea will now have to pass Tottenham Hotspur to reach the Carabao Cup final.

Morata has picked up a knee injury and is questionable until the end of the year. This means that Giroud will likely start or there’s also a second option – for Sarri to play with a “fake 9”.

Line-up Chelsea

  • Goalkeeper: Kepa Arrizabalaga
  • Backfield: Marcos Alonso, David Luiz, Antonio Rudiger, Cesar Azpilicueta
  • Midfield: N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Ross Barkley
  • Forwards: Willian, Olivier Giroud, Eden Hazard

Leicester City: Current Team Form, Estimated Line-up, and Predictions

Leicester City is 12th in the Premier League rankings, with 22 points in 17 matches, 21-21 aggregate. Two defeats in a row in the championship have seen the Foxes drop to this position. It’s not that bad, at least not yet, but Leicester has a more than decent squad and could do better.

Last week, the Foxes lost at Crystal Palace, 0-1. Milivojevic scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute. The visitors had better possession, 57%, but it was a rather poor match, with only three shots on target. Palace scored with just one shot on Schmeichel’s goal.

Puel’s men also played in the ¼ phase of the Carabao Cup, at home, against Manchester City. De Bruyne opened the score for the Citizens after 14 minutes, but Albrighton got the equalizer in the second half, in the 73rd minute. The game went to penalties and City got through after Fuchs, Maddison and Soyuncu all missed for Leicester

Benjamin Chilwell is injured, so Fuchs should continue as a starter.

Line-up Leicester City

  • Goalkeeper: Kasper Schmeichel
  • Backfield: Christian Fuchs, Harry Maguire, Wes Morgan, Ricardo Pereira
  • Midfield: Wilfred Ndidi, Nampalys Mendy, Marc Albrighton
  • Forwards: James Maddison, Jamie Vardy, Demarai Gray

Chuck No Risk Prediction: Chelsea – Leicester City

The game takes place on Stamford Bridge, London, Saturday, kick-off at 15:00. Chelsea – Leicester City counts for game week 18 of the Premier League.

At Bethard, the hosts have 8/25 odds for a win, while Leicester receives 39/4 odds for the same outcome. A draw can be played with 41/10 odds.

Eight points away from first place, Chelsea can’t afford to let points slip against Leicester City. The odds may be low, but we’re thinking Sarri’s men can and must win this duel. We’re taking the 8/25 odds for a Chelsea victory. We have two teams that create opportunities, that send a lot of ball in the box, that offer us plenty of reasons to go with over 9,5 corners. Our second pick can be played with 51/100 odds. Our final prediction is Hazard to score. The Belgium international is Chelsea’s deciding footballer and can be there when his team needs him. Grab it at 43/50 odds.

Basically, we have three predictions for the Chelsea – Leicester City match – Chelsea to win, over 9,5 corners, and Eden Hazard to score anytime.

 

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