Chelsea at Leicester City
November 20, 2021 7:30 am EDT
The Line: Chelsea -135 / Leicester City +390 // Total: 2.5
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Leicester City and Chelsea face off on Saturday in an English Premier League soccer showdown at King Power Stadium. When these two teams last faced off in May it was Chelsea that came away with the 2-1 victory.
Leicester City is having a bit of a down year sitting with 15 points which puts them in 12th place. The biggest issue for Leicester City has been their inconsistency, and each of their last two games has been played to a draw. Two games ago they played to a 1-1 draw against Spartak Moscow. In the last game against Leeds United Harvey Branes scored a goal in the 28th minute, the defense also gave up a goal, and that led to them only picking up one point. Leicester City on the season has scored 16 goals total while their defense has given up 18 goals. Jamie Vardy has once again been the top player for this team scoring seven goals and adding another assist. Youri Tielemans has also scored three goals and added another two assists.
On the other side of this matchup is Chelsea who sit in 1st place in the standings having picked up 26 points. Even though they have found success this season, they are coming off a 1-1 victory against Burnley. In three of the last four games, Chelsea has scored only one goal and they are going to need to find better offense in this game. Chelsea is averaging 27 points while their defense has given up only four goals total. Reece James has been the top player for Chelsea scoring four goals and adding three assists.
Chelsea is the better team but their offense has been an issue and I expect they are going to struggle to score again in this game. I also don’t trust Leicester City’s defense and that is going to lead to a lower scoring game. Back the under to cash. This feels like a game that could finish 1-0 or 1-1.