Leicester City vs Chelsea
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 28 June 2020
Kick-off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium.
Both teams are right at the top-most tier of the league table, and have a considerable safety buffer of points to ensure that they would qualify for the Champions League.
On that account, we can expect either team to show up with every intent of progressing to the semis. Moreover, for the Blues who were totally weighed down by the transfer ban and the sale of Eden Hazard, an FA Cup triumph would be a serious morale boost.
As far as the Foxes are concerned, they have still not stopped shocking the English crowd. If not for the world-beaters of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp, they seriously could have been the best team in England by a mile.
After their 2015-16 PL title, the team will surely be targeting an FA Cup medal, and the Blues stand in the way. As such, expect a fierce set of ninety minutes this Sunday, and for both teams to score goals.
Leicester vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns, spoils were shared with a 2-2 scoreline.
- It’s been three years since the Blues have won against this opponent.
- Five of the former six clashes ended in draws.
- Eight of the preceding fourteen encounters at this stadium saw the Foxes scoring two or more goals.
- Ten of the previous thirteen meetings at this venue saw the Blues scoring two or more goals.
Leicester vs Chelsea: Prediction
The Foxes recorded a 1-0 win at home in the past round, against Birmingham. After some tense back and forth game-play, the hosts were finally able to slot in the winner in the 82nd minute.
In the meantime, the Blues did the unthinkable, and defeated the unstoppable Liverpool in the prior round. The scoreline was 2-0, in favor of the hosts.
As things stand, expect one of the best games in this round of the FA Cup, between these two teams. Either squad are determined to progress to the semis, and due to their apparent safety in the top of the league table, the squads won’t have a problem in going after the FA Cup trophy.
Moreover, either team has an emotional reason to go after the domestic cup as well – the Blues, to make a statement that they are still a team to be feared after their debacles this past season.
And for the Foxes to announce that their league triumph was not a fluke, and that they are here to stay along with the titans of England.
In addition, the latest encounter between the two saw either team scoring goals, and in plenty as well. Moreover, at this venue, the Foxes have scored two or more goals in eight of the last fourteen h2h clashes, and the Blues in ten of their past thirteen visits.
Consequentially, expect a goal-fest this Sunday.
Leicester vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 1.80 (4/5).