Leicester vs Chelsea
England – Premier League
Date: Sunday, 12th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: King Power Stadium (Leicester).
Under normal circumstances, Chelsea would be the favorite to win this tie. But at this point of the season, when the Blues have already ensured a Champions League ticket, and they are right in the middle of their Europa League campaign, fans won’t complain if the team had an off night. Also, keep in mind that the team is on the road, against a previous Premier League Champion.
Leicester lost their opportunity to finish in one of the European spots, with their loss against Manchester City last match-day, that too with a wonder strike from unexpected scorer Vincent Kompany. The team deserves praise for putting on one hell of a show when their schedule pitted them against three top-six teams in the final three weeks.
Leicester vs Chelsea Head-to-head (h2h)
- Leicester won the reverse fixture of this tie, while on the road.
- Chelsea has not won against this team in the last three attempts.
- Nine of the last eleven games had goals from both teams.
- The hosts have never kept a clean sheet at this venue.
Leicester vs Chelsea Prediction
Leicester takes on a Chelsea, which has their mind set elsewhere. Chelsea has already got their hands on a Champions League ticket for next season and has their Europa campaign going on. While the visitors will surely hope for a good showing, they won’t go out of their way to make something like that happen.
On top of that, Leicester has the home advantage, and they have not lost against this team in the last two years. The team also won four of their last five home ties – the last of which was against Arsenal, for a 3-0 scoreline. As such, expect the hosts to not lose this tie at any cost.
Regarding goals, four of the last five ties of Chelsea had both teams finding the back of the net. Moreover, at this venue, only two h2h encounters have ever failed to produce goals at either end of the pitch. Importantly, Chelsea has never failed to find the back of the net.
In short, expect the hosts to give a good performance against the distracted Blues, but owing to the quality on the other side, do not count on a clean sheet.
Leicester vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Double Chance: Leicester or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).