Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Brendan Rodgers takes on Chelsea, where he spent his early coaching days, with his Leicester team at the King Power Stadium in the final game of the season. Chelsea have had a string of good results in recent weeks and it has seen them overtake Tottenham into the third spot. This represents a significant advantage for the blues in terms of television money. Meanwhile, Leicester City are out of contention for the Europa League after falling to 9th place in the table. Follow all our predictions, free bets, and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Leicester City’s slim Europa League hopes ended with a 1-0 loss against title-chasing Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. After a strong set of results in Brendan Rodgers’ initial few games, Leicester have only managed one win in the last four games.
Chelsea reached the final of the Europa League after a penalty shootout victory over Frankfurt. The second leg of the semi-final with the German team finished as a 1-1 draw. Meanwhile, Chelsea sealed a Champions League spot by beating Watford 3-0 last weekend.
The reverse fixture witnessed Leicester grabbing a surprise 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge thanks to Jamie Vardy’s only goal in the second half. Chelsea were able to pick up a 2-1 victory in the recent visit to the King Power Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions will go with a win for Chelsea.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Chelsea win at 2.90[/bet_tip_now]
Chelsea travel to the King Power Stadium with an excellent record after having picked up four consecutive wins. Leicester’s last home league victory over Chelsea was back in 2015. The Foxes have little motivation to go for a victory with the team now out of Europa League contention. Chelsea have been on a strong run of form over the last few weeks and the team will be on a high after having just reached the Europa League final. Even though Maurizio Sarri will rotate the squad, Chelsea will be strong enough to get a win, as per our preview.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Chelsea win at 2.90[/bet_tip_now]
Leicester City vs Chelsea draw odds: 3.75
Leicester City win odds: 2.40
Correct Score odds
Chelsea have been unable to keep a clean sheet in six out of the last seven games. Leicester’s ability to strike on the counter against teams that play with a possession style is likely to make this game as a tight contest. Chelsea may also rest some of the top stars like Eden Hazard. Still, our correct score prediction would go with a 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Chelsea 2-1 win at 11.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
There have been more than 2.5 goals in the last six occasions when Chelsea have played away to Leicester. The contrasting style of the two teams should go in handy when it comes to expecting goals at both ends of the pitch. Our total goals prediction would opt for over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jamie Vardy is the top goal scorer for Leicester City by a huge margin after grabbing 18 league goals. He has been in outstanding form in the second half of the season and Vardy has been unable to scoring just three of his last 10 appearances. Our first goalscorer prediction would go with Jamie Vardy, who scored the only goal in the reverse fixture back in December.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jamie Vardy at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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