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Chelsea v Leicester Prediction & Betting Tips, 18th August 2019

16th August 2019 / lee

Chelsea v Leicester Premier League Preview, 18th August 4.30pm

The Blues had a long night in midweek as they lost the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool in a penalty shoot-out. Will that take something away from their challenge at home against Leicester in the Premier League on the weekend? Chelsea need a boost after a big loss against Man Utd last weekend. Leicester earned a point in their season opener. Read our Chelsea v Leicester betting tips for more.

Chelsea v Leicester Betting Odds*

Chelsea 7/10
Draw 29/10
Leicester 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.)

Chelsea News and Form

The Blues are looking for a boost. Despite a strong start against Manchester United at Old Trafford in their opening EPL fixtures, Chelsea lost 4-0. Then in midweek, they had extra work, playing through a 2-2 draw after extra-time against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup before losing on penalties. But Chelsea did play well against the Reds, looking as if they are going to be an exciting side to watch this season.

Chelsea look short of a prolific striker and are probably going to lean on Olivier Giroud. The Frenchman is the 7/5 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.). But Christain Pulisic was impressive in midweek starting on the left-hand side of attack in the Eden Hazard role. Chelsea needs to sort out their defence though.

Chelsea posted a W12 D6 L1 record on home soil in the top flight last season. Their only home defeat came against Leicester, a 1-0 reverse. The Blues did average over two goals per home game during the last campaign and weren’t all that bad at the back. They conceded at 0.6 per game on average. Chelsea finished last season by winning three of their final four home games (D1), each of those victories coming with a clean sheet.

Chelsea v Leicester Head to Head

Leicester took four points off Chelsea last season
Three of the last four meetings at Stamford Bridge have gone under 2.5 goals
There has been one goal only in the last three EPL clashes
Both teams have scored in one of the last six league meetings

Leicester News and Form

The Foxes started with a 0-0 draw at home against Wolves. The Foxes did survive though as Wolves had a goal overruled by VAR. They didn’t quite get up and running but there does look to be a lot of potential in the fairly young Leicester squad. Jamie Vardy remains the focal point of their attack. They will be able to take some confidence from their 1-0 success at Stamford Bridge last season in the league.

The Foxes collected a W7 D4 L8 record out on their top-flight travels last season. They were not a tremendous threat to the stronger sides in the division away from home. Their only success at one of the top seven finishers during the last campaign was their win at Chelsea. That was a part of a W1 D1 L5 record in such matches that the Foxes took. Last season Leicester lost their opening away game of the campaign, a 1-0 loss at Man City. They finished last season without a clean sheet in any of their last eight fixtures out on the road.

Chelsea v Leicester Tips & Odds

Chelsea to win & both teams to score at 11/4
Over 3.5 goals at 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 15th, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.)

Who will win – Chelsea v Leicester Predictions

The Blues will be feeling just a little bit of pressure in the one to come out and win. They are looking to play an open, expansive and quick game under Lampard, that is clear to see. It’s going to need more time to fully come together, especially in defence. But they do look capable of earning three points at the Bridge. Chelsea to win & both teams to score.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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