Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th March 2018

Foxes to pounce against ragged Blues?

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Leicester v Chelsea Betting Preview – FA Cup 18th March 4.30pm

From the Nou Camp to the King Power. It’s a busy week for Chelsea as they try and close in a little further on some domestic silverware for the season. Their results haven’t been good enough to where they can expect to have a comfortable evening in this FA Cup quarter final. Leicester, who will be the fresher of the two, will no doubt see the huge opportunity in front of them to knockout a major contender for the Cup.

Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Betting Tips

Leicester won’t have too much to fear in this one as they should be in with a good chance of moving ahead in the Cup. At least that’s what they should believe. The Foxes are unbeaten in nine games now at the King Power in all competitions (over 90 minutes) and in that sequence have held Man City to an EFL Cup draw and Manchester United to league draw. The Foxes have drawn three of their last four home games by a 1-1 scoreline and 1-1 correct score option at bet365 for this contest is up at 11/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:09 a.m. on March 14th, 2018). Leicester have played two home games so far this season in the tournament and have won them both to nil, taking down Fleetwood in a replay and then beating Sheffield United in the last round. Leicester have conceded just one goal in the FA Cup this season. But since January, the wins have been hard to come by for them as they are W2 D3 L2 in their last seven matches played. They have scored in each of their last nine games at home though and will pose the Blues some threat here.

Leicester and Chelsea have already contested their two Premier League fixtures for the season, with the Blues coming out on top with four points. The Blues took a 2-1 win at the King Power, and despite being easily second best back at the Bridge managed to somehow get away with a 0-0 draw. Chelsea are unbeaten in six games against the Foxes (W4 D2) and have won their last three at the King Power in all competitions.

Chelsea should create some chances in the game though because Leicester doesn’t have a clean sheet in any of their last eight games. Chelsea bowed out of the Champions League in midweek against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, going down 3-0 but having a really good go at the Spaniards. So now the FA Cup becomes even more important to them. Both teams to score at bet365 is at 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 04:09 a.m. on March 14th, 2018) and looks a pretty viable option. The trouble for the Blues is that their away from is pretty miserable right now having lost each of their last nine away from home in all competitions. They conceded at least two goals in four of those five games, failing to score in their last two. They have won just one of their last nine away from the Bridge now. This looks like a tough away tie for them to handle. There is no replays now at the quarter final stages, just extra time and penalties if needed.

Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Betting Odds*

Chelsea 11/10, Leicester 12/5, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 04:09 a.m. on March 14th, 2018)

Leicester v Chelsea FA Cup Predictions

Leicester have to be worth a flutter to come up with something in this one. They have home advantage, they will be fresher and they played so well against Chelsea in their last league encounter. The Foxes are worth a dabble to deliver against the slightly ragged Blues.

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