Prediction and odds for the game: Leeds (15/4) vs Chelsea (7/10)
We are backing the away win
When: Saturday, 13th March 2021, Kick-off 12:30
Where: Elland Road
In the Premier League’s early kick-off, Leeds host Chelsea at Elland Road, as the visitors look to further consolidate their position in the Champions League spots.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team have enjoyed an inconsistent return to the English top-flight. The team from Yorkshire are 11th place in the Premier League, nine points clear of the relegation zone. The Whites will be confident of staying out of the fight for survival this season.
However, the home side will be keen to improve upon their recent league record, as Bielsa’s team have lost four of their last five matches in the Premier League. Last time out they suffered a 2-0 defeat at West Ham. The game saw Leeds fail to score for a third game out of their last four top-flight games.
As with their general record in the Premier League this season, Leeds recent home record in the league has been highly inconsistent. The team from Yorkshire have won two and lost three of their last five league matches at Elland Road. In fact, Leeds have won just five of their 13 of their league matches on home soil.
The Blues have enjoyed a major revival under head coach Thomas Tuchel, who is now 11 games unbeaten in all competitions after a potentially vital 2-0 home win over rivals for a top-six spot Everton.
The victory took the Blues four points clear of the Merseysider’s in the race for the Champions League spots. However, Tuchel’s team are still only two points clear of fifth-place West Ham. Chelsea have won five of their previous seven league games to put themselves in pole position for fourth spot.
One factor in the Blues relative success is a major improvement in their defensive displays, as the team from the English capital have kept four clean sheets in their last five league games. In that period Tuchel’s team has conceded just once.
Chelsea have a strong recent away record, winning four of their last six league matches on their travels. The Blues are also unbeaten in their last four league games on their travels too, having recorded three wins. Their recent away games have low-scoring, as five of their last six league matches have produced under 2.5 goals.
Leeds face Chelsea at a bad time, as Tuchel seems to have already instilled his way of thinking into his players. The home side has been in poor form of late and it will be a major achievement to beat the in-form Blues. We are backing the visitors to continue their recent good form and record a victory. The other bet we recommend is under 2.5 goals, as Leeds have struggled in front of goal of late, while Chelsea have a stellar recent defensive record.
Verdict: We are backing the away win at odds of 7/11 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 11/10. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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