Leicester vs Chelsea Betting Preview, Premier League Betting Tips

Leicester vs Chelsea – Saturday 9th September 2017 – 15:00 

Leicester are 100/30 with the draw at 13/5 and Chelsea are 4/5

Betting tips and match preview | Premier League

Leicester host Chelsea at the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the first after the international break.

The Foxes come into this match on the back of a 2-0 defeat against Manchester United, a tough result for Shakespeare’s side.

United dominated the early exchanges, with Kasper Schmeichel saving a penalty from Romelu Lukaku.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for Manchester United late in the second half (70), just three minutes after coming on as a sub.

Marouane Fellaini made it 2-0 to United twelve minutes later (82), his knee directing in a Jesse Lingard cross.

Leicester failed to progress past United’s defence, despite registering four shots on target.

Foxes Need Start

Leicester had a mixed campaign last season, with the defending Champions failing to find any fluidity in the league.

They have been very unlucky with their early fixtures, having to face Arsenal, Manchester United & Chelsea in the first four matches.

The Foxes have won just the one match against Brighton, meaning they have three points from their opening three matches.

Shakespeare’s side find themselves in 15th place, with a goal difference of -1, something they will need to change.

Leicester Underdogs

Craig Shakespeare’s side come into this match as the underdogs, with Chelsea’s pedigree informing the bookies.

This will be a tough match for Leicester, with Chelsea rediscovering their winning touch in their last two matches.

Leicester will be looking for only their second league win in six matches against Chelsea.

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Big Challenge

The Blues come into this match in good form, after beating Everton 2-0 in their last match.

It was a tough match for Chelsea, especially seen as Everton came into the match unbeaten in their opening two games.

Cesc Fabregas opened the scoring for the Blues (27), with the Spaniard making a rare Chelsea start.

New signing Alvaro Morata made it 2-0 just before the break (40), with the striker scoring his second goal for his new club.

It means Chelsea went into the break in 6th place, having record impressive back to back victories against Tottenham and Everton.

 

Wins Needed

It has been a tough start to the season for Antonio Conte, with his side losing their opening game against Burnley.

They have had a poor transfer window as well, failing to get their main transfer targets including Lukaku and Oxlade Chamberlain.

The Blues did secure the services of Danny Drinkwater and Zappacosta on deadline day, as well as their other signings.

Antonio Conte’s side will be keeping one eye on their Champions League tie next week, although this is a vital fixture.

 

Blues Favourites

Chelsea come into this match as favourites, with the Blues the overwhelming favourites for this match.

Antonio Conte’s men will be looking to win this fourth fixture, meaning they have won three successive PL matches.

Chelsea have won 10 of their last 13 matches against Leicester, the Blues dominating this fixture.

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Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Leicester are Jamie Vardy at 5/1 with Kelechi Iheanacho at 13/2. For Chelsea, Alvaro Morata is at 100/30 with Michy Batshuayi at 3/1.

The last time that these two sides met Chelsea won 3-0 and the odds of the same result are 12/1.

Leicester vs Chelsea Odds

Tip 1 – Morata to score first @ 100/30

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1