Leicester City and Chelsea face off on Saturday in an English Premier League showdown at King Power Stadium. When these two teams faced off on August 27th it was Chelsea that secured the 2-1 victory.
Leicester City vs Chelsea Odds
Chelsea is currently the favorite sitting at +100 while Leicester City sits at +200. The total in this game sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at -105.
Leicester City Betting Preview
Leicester City sits in 15th place in the standings having picked up 24 points so far this season. Leicester City currently sits out of the relegation zone, but they need to pick up some points or they could be demoted. Last Saturday against Southampton, Leicester City failed to score any goals, and that led to the 1-0 defeat. Leicester City has lost four games in a row across all contests. One big issue for Leicester City heading into this game is the injury issues. Harvey Barnes is dealing with an ankle injury and he’s not going to be able to go in this game. James Justin, Youri Tielemans, and Victor Kristiansen are all dealing with long term injuries and they aren’t going to be able to go in this game.
Chelsea Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is Chelsea who sits in 10th place in the standings having picked up 34 points. On Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League against Dortmund, Chelsea was able to secure the 2-0 victory. Last Saturday against Leeds United, Chelsea was able to secure the 1-0 victory. Thiago Silva, Armando Broja, and Edouard Mendy are all dealing with injury issues and won’t be able to go here. There are also some fitness injuries with N’Golo Kante. Leicester City’s issue has been a problem at times, and Chelsea needs to try to have an offensive breakout in this game.
Shane’s Free Pick
Leicester City’s defense isn’t great, but they did give up only goal in the last game. Chelsea’s offense has been an issue the last couple of months, and they are going to struggle to have quality scoring chances again in this game. Look for a 0-0 or 1-0 game, and this game is going to stay under the total.