Chelsea vs Leicester City English Premier League Odds, Preview, and Pick

Chelsea vs Leicester City English Premier League Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on August 15, 2019

Fresh off an excellent performance versus Liverpool, Chelsea heads back to Stamford Bridge to host Leicester City on Sunday, August 18. Chelsea shows up as a slight favorite over Leicester. Will the Blues continue their upward trajectory? Or, will Leicester send them reeling the way Man United did last Sunday? See below for the latest EPL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Chelsea-Leicester City!

Chelsea vs Leicester City English Premier League Odds, Preview, and Pick

Why Chelsea is a good bet -144?

Soccer fans were ready to put a fork into Frank Lampard and the Blues after the amazingly awful 0-4 loss to Manchester United in Chelsea’s first EPL match. The Blues lost so badly that any fan who wanted to jump off the bandwagon had every right to do so.

Although Chelsea was awful versus Man U, look how they played against Liverpool at the 2019 UEFA Super Cup? Chelsea entered the match a huge underdog. They left the field in Istanbul, Turkey, penalty kick losers. The most impressive thing about Chelsea’s close match against Liverpool is how the defense played the exact opposite of how it played against Manchester United. If the UEFA Super Cup Chelsea team shows up, Leicester City will be in a world of hurt.

Form Last 5

  • L – 2-2 vs. Liverpool
  • L – 0-4 vs. Manchester United
  • D – 2-2 vs. Borussia Monchengladbach
  • W – 5-3 vs. FC Salzburg
  • W – 2-1 vs. Barcelona

Expected Line-Up

  • Arrizabalaga
  • Zouma
  • Christensen
  • Palmieri
  • Azpilicueta
  • Mount
  • Kovacic
  • Jorginho
  • Abraham
  • Barkley
  • Pedro

Why Leicester City is a good bet +374?

Chelsea is the name team. Leicester City is no slouch of an English Premier League squad, though. Although Leicester isn’t as flashy as Tottenham, Man City, or Man United, they play great soccer on the pitch.

Leicester City has an excellent defense. One must only look at their record in their last 5 to know that. There’s a chance Leicester frustrates Chelsea. If they do, Chelsea could get back into their habit of pushing too far forward. That would leave them open for the counter attack. Leicester City has a real shot of upsetting the Blues on Sunday.

Form Last 5

  • D – 0-0 vs. Wolverhampton
  • W – 2-1 vs. Atalanta
  • W – 2-1 vs. Stoke City
  • D – 2-2 vs. Rotherham United
  • W – 3-0 vs. Cambridge United

Expected Line-Up

  • Schmeichel
  • Soyuncu
  • Evans
  • Ndidi
  • Chilwell
  • Pereira
  • Choudhury
  • Tielemans
  • Maddison
  • Perez
  • Vardy

English Premier League Betting Trends for Chelsea vs Leicester City

  • Chelsea is 2-2 straight up with a draw in their last 5 matches
  • Chelsea has been outscored a combined 12-11 in their last 5 matches
  • Leicester City hasn’t lost in 5 straight
  • Leicester City 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 matches
  • Leicester City has outscored their last 5 opponents by a combined 9-4

Chelsea vs Leicester City Soccer Betting Analysis

Chelsea played great versus Liverpool, but it was only a single match. After the implosion against Manchester United, Lampard had to do something to motivate his troops. Whatever he did worked because Chelsea looked like a different team versus Pool than they did against Man United.

Although Chelsea should win in regulation on Sunday, there’s a big chance that they bounce after such a great performance. It’s difficult for teams like the Blues to put together back-to-back performances. Not only that, they must get on a plane on Wednesday and head back to Stamford Bridge to prepare for this fixture.

Leicester City probably won’t beat Chelsea. They can most definitely push this to penalty kicks. The draw looks like a great bet in this soccer match.

English Premier League Soccer Pick: Draw

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