Leicester vs Chelsea Betting Preview & Tips


CHELSEA travel to Leicester on Tuesday night in the Premier League. Tom Love (@TomLove_18) shares his betting thoughts.

Leicester vs Chelsea | Tuesday 19th January 2021, 20:15 | Sky Sports

It should be an entertaining affair at the King Power on Tuesday night as two of the Champions League battlers go toe-to-toe. Leicester currently sit 6 points clear of Chelsea and it would be a real statement of intent if they were to stretch that to 9 points with a win here, interestingly they’re still rated as outsiders despite their superior record.

Chelsea looked unconvincing once more as they struggled to a 1-0 win against 10-man Fulham at the weekend, that was only their second win of their last 7 in the league and it stopped a 3-game losing run away from Stamford Bridge.

They will take heart from the Foxes’ topsy-turvy home record but I’m not sure they can be backed as favourites here. Frank Lampard seemed to strike a balance in a 4-3-3 system a month or two ago but it seems like too many cooks spoil the broth for the Blues.

Christian Pulisic thrives on the left of a 3 but Lampard is persisting with an out of form Timo Werner there, in my opinion a front three of Pulisic, Giroud and Ziyech with Mason Mount supporting them from midfield would be the ideal set up.

Leicester seem to have a good balance and having Wesley Fofana fit is key as he adds much needed pace to a cumbersome backline. Wilfred N’didi is a huge player for the Foxes and him holding with Youri Tielemans and James Maddison in front of him looks a serious midfield trio. Harvey Barnes has shone this season and is surely putting his name in the frame for a spot in the England squad for the summer.

Looking at the betting, I’m surprised you can get Leicester with a +0.25 start on the Asian handicap at a backable 5/6, I’d of had this as a pick em in the 1X2 but the hosts being as big as 2/1 for the win brings in the quarter ball.

I’ll also chance a bigger price here in the props market. Betfair and Paddy Power have boosted Barnes, Maddison and Mount all to have a shot on target to 6/1 and it looks worthy of a few quid at those quotes. All three scored at the weekend, Mount has had shots on target in back to back games, Barnes has had a shot on target in 10 of his last 12 starts and Maddison is on free kicks and has had 7 shots on target in his last 6 starts in all competitions.

Best Bets

Leicester vs Chelsea – Leicester +0.25 Asian Handicap (5/6 Betfair Exchange)

Leicester vs Chelsea – Harvey Barnes, Mason Mount and James Maddison each to have 1 or more shots on target (6/1 Paddy Power)

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I was first interested in the betting industry by doing the odd coupon at 18 - when I’d see a team at odds I didn’t expect it sparked my curiosity as to why that was. I’d go and research everything around that club: form, team news, manager quotes, and try give my own price in an aim to out-do the bookies. I personally enjoy punting on the Football League and European competitions. I like to diversify what markets I bet on so sometimes it’s outrights, goals, player cards etc. The Football League angle comes from being an avid Bradford City fan which has its ups (reaching a League Cup final and beating Chelsea in the FA Cup) and its downs (The entirety of 2018). Hobbies of mine include playing football, cross country running, travelling and playing Football Manager.

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