Leicester Hopes to Cause Back to Back losses to Leading ChelseaPublished January 14, 2017 by Florin P
Chelsea seeks vital points against Leicester to consolidate its position at the top of the standings (5:30 p.m UK Time).
Leicester won the last edition of the Premier League and on Saturday takes on the previous winner. They have home pitch advantage but it’s the visitors who are credited with the first chance by all bookmakers. Chelsea is in good form and has won most of the recent games, except for the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham. They travel to King Power Stadium determined to recuperate the points lost in London.
Leicester Fields the Best Starting 11
The home team has no injury concerns and all its players are fit to play, for the first time in many weeks. This is extremely important ahead of a match of this magnitude. Defensively, they are clearly improving and have reduced the number of goals conceded to one per match. It’s a bit problematic when it comes to scoring goals against teams that exercise constant pressure for 90 minutes.
Last season, Leicester won most of the games because their opponents underestimated them. In the first half of the season, Premier League teams were reluctant to throw everything they’ve got against them and chose to defend. Chelsea is not going to adopt such a prudent strategy and will settle for nothing less than three points.
Head to Head Record Favors Leicester
Leicester managed to win the last home game against Chelsea in the Premier League. Overall, they were more successful when the games were played at King Power Stadium, despite struggling heavily on the road. Only John Terry is absent for the Blues and his absence will probably go unnoticed.
Chelsea will be the team playing aggressive football, while Leicester will try to contain their threat. Risk-averse punters should take the cover of a +1.5 Asian handicap and the odds of 3/5 offered by bet365 Sports. Unless the visitors win by two goals for more, they will lock in on profits and take few chances.