Leicester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting Tips
Leicester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting : Leicester City is set to face Chelsea in an all-important clash on 19th January at the King Power stadium.
Leicester City put up a strong performance against Newcastle in their last outing where they created 9 shots and converted on two occasions that helped them grab those three important points.
On the other hand, Chelsea was devastated by the relentless Manchester City attack where they conceded on three occasions. Despite that loss, Chelsea is tipped to win this battle, according to football pundits and the betting platforms.
Leicester City have won two games in their last five EPL outings and have lost one while Chelsea have won only one and lost 3 games in last five EPL games.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting: Offensive and defensive stats
The Leicester attack will be led by England striker Jamie Vardy who has scored 13 goals and assisted on 5 occasions so far this season. He is on dry run and is looking for scoring opportunities who has been a rating of 7.27 in this season.
James Maddison has returned to form with 6 goals and 3 assists in 21 games for the side and will be a key candidate in creating chances against the Blues.
Harvey Barnes has given clinical performances in the recent games with 9 goals and an assist but will have to create more scoring opportunities for the team to come out on top.
The Chelsea have looked strong and sorted after some important wins under their belt.
Tammy Abraham was rightfully benched in place of Olivier Giroud who is in imperious touch with 14 goals in 25 appearances. In addition to 69.7% pass-accuracy he has 1.7 shots per game, 0.3 key passes and 0.1 dribbles per game so far.
Hakim Ziyech has been a prime candidate in the forward who creates chances by giving key passes. He has 5 goals and 3 assists in 20 games along with 77.9% pass accuracy and 1.3 shots on target.
Timo Werner has 15 goals and 6 assists in 34 games with 79.1% success in passes in addition to 2.2 shots on target and 0.8 key passes per game so far.
Leicester City is ahead in attack.
For Chelsea Kai Havert and N Golo Kante have been superb in Midfield. They will be supported by likes of Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic.
Harvey Barnes and Dennis Praet will be leading the Leicester City’s in midfield. They will be supported by Mendy and Castagne.
Chelsea is ahead in midfield.
Leicester’s defense played a fine role in keeping the Newcastle’s attack at bay without conceding last weekend.
Wesley Fofana has 85.9% pass success along with 1.5 tackles per game, 2.4 interceptions per game and 3.5 clears per game which makes him a perfect match for the full center back.
Timothy Castagne returning to the side made a huge difference as it was highly evident in the final result. The star defender has a rating of 7.02 in 15 games.
James Justin strength is to tackle consistently and clears the ball instantly. He has incredible numbers and is rated close to 7 in this season.
For Chelsea, the combo of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet.
Kurt Zouma has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and ball interceptions. He has 0.5 tackles, 4.5 clears, 3.5 aerials and 90.2% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva will be the experienced hand in the backline. In the 12 premier league games he has been part of, he managed 1.3 interceptions, 3.7 clears and 0.8 blocks per game along with 92.7% pass completion rate.
Ben Chilwell is an important signing for the team who has shown his versatility with his invaluable contribution. He has 2 goals and 4 assists in 21 games along with 81% pass success and 1 interception per game so far.
Chelsea is ahead in defense.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting: Recent form
Leicester City are considered to be one of the title contenders but have faded away in certain important phases so far.
Even though have managed to win 10 games out of 17, it seems like the team runs out of gas in certain games. The one thing that has worked in their favor is that they have been the dominated top sides like Manchester City, Spurs and Manchester United that will naturally help them when they face another big team like Chelsea.
In their last appearance, they dispatched Newcastle without breaking any sweat to consolidate their top 5 position.
On the other hand, Chelsea who were looking like strong contenders didn’t have the best of the endings to the pandemic struck 2020 as they faced unexpected losses against Everton, Wolves and Arsenal in December.
With a win against West Ham and a draw against Aston Villa, Chelsea was able to secure just 4 points out of 18 in the last six games that has been some sort of a consolation for the giant.
In their last outing, they were thrashed by Manchester City with a 3-1 margin pushing them down to 9th spot in the points table. If they were to get back in the title race, the visitors need much more success in the coming days.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting: Head-to-head:
Matches: 25: Chelsea: 14 Leicester: 4 Draw: 7
Last 5 games: Leicester – 1, Chelsea – 1, Draw – 3.
Recent Meeting: Leicester faced defeat at the hands of Chelsea with a 1-0 margin in a premier league fixture at home.
Leicester City vs Chelsea predictions and betting : Predicted winner
Sofascore has gone on to put Chelsea ahead of Leicester in this clash. They have got odds of 2.20 whereas the hosts are behind with odds of 3.10.
Another platform FiveThirtyEight has given 33% chance to Leicester while the visitors has been given 41% chance implying that a tight clash is on the cards on Saturday.
According to Oddschecker, known for giving out the best odds have favored the Blues whereas things are currently on the backfoot for Leicester City so far.