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Chelsea v Leicester Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th January 2018

Blues to land home win over Foxes

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Chelsea v Leicester Betting Tips – Premier League 13th January 3.00pm

The Blues are running in some fine league form at Stamford Bridge with a seven-match winning streak going there and they are racking up the clean sheets as well. This comes after a busy week for them though. So will that open the door for the Foxes, who have actually lost their last two road games in the top flight and have an injury doubt over main striker Jamie Vardy? This could be a tough away game for the visitors.

Chelsea News and Form

After a frustrating FA Cup draw at Norwich on the weekend and an EFL Cup draw with Arsenal in midweek at the Bridge, Chelsea will be looking to strike back to winning ways in the Premier League on the weekend. Chelsea are on a seven-match winning streak at home in the English top flight and they have taken five clean sheets in that positive sequence, so Chelsea to win to nil at Coral is an 11/10 option* (Betting Odds taken January 8th, 2018 at 5.37 pm). Overall home and away in the Premier League Chelsea are unbeaten in six (W4 D2) in the top flight, and they have suffered just the one defeat now since their shock loss at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace back on October 14th. Chelsea have returned 21 goals in their eleven home fixtures in the league and they have shipped at an average rate of just 0.6 per home game. A Chelsea 2-0 correct score is the shortest-priced option to take. Alvaro Morata missed some sitters in a league draw at Arsenal last time out and needs a bit of renewed confidence but he is still the outright favourite in the First Goalscorer market. He is the only Chelsea player to have scored more than two league goals at home for the Blues this season.

Leicester News and Form

Leicester have lost their last two away games in the top flight, both 2-1 defeats at Watford and Liverpool and that was after having opened the scoring in both of those games as well. They have found the back of the net in each of their last seven road games in the top flight, but they have conceded in each of the games in that sequence too. Leicester have done pretty well in front of goal on their travels, averaging 1.6 goals per game away from home and they have scored the opening goal in six of their eleven games. They do tend to start games brightly but they have clear issues about hanging on to those advantages. Jamie Vardy is an injury doubt for this one but Riyad Mahrez has been in great form recently and is a 4/1 Coral anytime goalscorer for the game* (Betting Odds taken January 8th, 2018 at 5.48 pm). Leicester have only collected one clean sheet away from the King Power this season, and as an indicator, have lost at Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool on their travels.

Chelsea v Leicester Head to Head

The Blues won both league games against Leicester last season by a 3-0 scoreline and they rolled out a 2-1 win at the King Power earlier this season. That leaves them with a four-match winning streak against the Foxes in all competitions and they are unwanted in five against them. The Foxes have won just one of their last fourteen games against Chelsea across all competitions and have lost six of their last seven games at Stamford Bridge (D1).

Chelsea v Leicester Betting Odds*

Chelsea 1/4, Draw 9/2, Leicester 11/1* (Betting Odds taken January 8th, 2018 at 11.22pm)

Chelsea v Leicester Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues have had a busy week with the extra midweek fixture, but still they have the quality to see this out with three points. The chance of the Foxes winning will be diminished if Vardy doesn’t play and Chelsea to win to nil has good appeal on the game.


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