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Chelsea vs Leicester City: Prediction and Betting Tips

19:15, May 18 2021
Chelsea vs Leicester prediction for Tuesday’s round 37 of the English Premier League at Stamford Bridge in London. Fourth-placed Chelsea take on third-placed Leicester in a battle for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification. Follow on for our free prediction and betting tips.

Chelsea eager for a Champions League spot finish

Just three days after their defeat at the hands of Leicester in the FA Cup final, Chelsea will have a chance to for vengeance as they host the Foxes in their quest to stay in top-four. After losing out on all trophies this season, a Champions League spot finish will be the only consolation for Thomas Tuchel and his team after the German had a good run since taking charge in January.

With Liverpool at fifth with 60 points and a game in hand, this match is very important for The Blues since they have 64 points and can overhaul Leicester with a win who have 66 points. Meanwhile, a loss can see them lose their place in top-four if Liverpool win their missing game. Tuchel will hope his team can overcome their two-match slump and save their season with a CL spot.

The FA Cup winners looking to confirm their win

Leicester will be booming with confidence and high morale after their win in the FA Cup last Saturday. Brendan Rodgers’ team guaranteed a Europa League participation for next season but would rather play in the more prestigious Champions League. Leicester need four points from the remaining two games to be assured of a Champions League berth.

Brendan Rodgers will go to Stanford Bridge to win after a good run of form that saw The Foxes win five of their last seven games. Their clean sheet in their FA Cup final win was their first in their last five games. Leicester need more of that solid defense and great saves from Schmeichel in their coming two matches. 

Key Stats

  • The last three H2H matches ended in under 2.5 goals
  • 61% of Chelsea home matches ended in under 2.5 goals
  • The last five home matches of Chelsea ended in under 2.5 goals
  • Leicester have conceded just one goal on average in their away games this season

Chelsea vs Leicester City Prediction

It won’t be a much different game than the one they played at Wembley last Saturday. This match is also like a cup final as there is a top-four spot at stake and both teams are battling for it. We may see another tactical battle between both managers and that will come at the expense of goals.

As in the FA Cup final, both teams will be tentative going forward. We think both teams have learned each other’s attacking strengths very well and will neutralize them once again in this match.

For our primary prediction, we back a low-scoring game.

For our secondary one, we will try a correct score prediction.

Chelsea vs Leicester City Betting Tips

Under 2.5 Goals 1.73 or 8/11 at William Hill

Correct Score 1-1 6.50 or 11/2 at William Hill

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