Reasons for betting on Leicester City vs Chelsea tip
The round of the big derbies is going to be completed with another spectacle rivalry. Leicester City is welcoming the reigning champions, Chelsea, at the King Power Stadium. This will be the match up between the two of latest Premier League champions.
Chelsea recovered from the shocking opener against Burnley, while on the other hand, Leicester City is solid.
Leicester City overview
The Foxes had a pretty tough schedule in the first few matches. They have encountered with Arsenal, Manchester United, and now they are playing with Chelsea. So one victory and two defeat are not such a terrible record. In the meantime, they eliminated Sheffield United, 4-1, from the English Football League Cup and we might say that they are pretty stable at the moment. If they had a little bit more luck in the season premiere against Arsenal, they could even bring back all three points from Emirates Stadium. The biggest problem for Craig Shakespeare’s team is the fact that they often allow the first goal in the match. This was the situation in 5 of the previous 7 contests. Danny Drinkwater departed for Chelsea, and he might debut against his former team already this Saturday. It will be an emotional situation for the former captain of the Foxes. In the meantime, Aleksandar Dragovic from Bayern Leverkusen arrived, and the experienced center-back will be a massive acquisition for Leicester City.
On the last day of the transfer window, Chelsea signed two very valuable players, Danny Drinkwater from Leicester City and David Zappacosta from FC Torino. That wasn’t what Antonio Conte had planned and during this international break we could hear some complaints about Chelsea’s transfer window activity. When we set aside all those factors, and take a look on the field, we conclude that Chelsea is still maintaining the high efficiency from the previous season. In the last 10 games, 8 of them ended with over 2.5 goals, and both teams have scored in 5 of the past 6 games. That was mostly because defenders were not up to the task. The most expensive signing of the summer, Alvaro Morata started paying off. The Spanish striker already scored two goals, but the most important thing is that he has an enormous impact on the game. Only player unavailable for this match is going to be Gary Cahill. The captain is still under suspension for the direct red card in the first round against Burnley.
Head to head matches
The Blues have 3 straight victories against Leicester City. And those wins were quite convincing. During that span, Chelsea scored 10 goals and allowed only two. In the previous campaign, Chelsea had recorded two wins with the same result, 3-0.
Leicester City however allowed at least one goal against Chelsea in the recent 13 games.
Prediction for Leicester City vs Chelsea tip
This is going to be the second game at home for the Foxes, and they are very motivated. On the other hand, we have Chelsea who is still adjusting to all the new things and players which have arrived. But the biggest boost for the team from Stamford Bridge is going to be Eden Hazard’s comeback. It is why we predict that Chelsea is going to win at King Power Stadium.
The second bet would be over 2.5 goals. The offensive approach from both sides guarantees a high scoring affair.