Prediction and odds for the game: Chelsea (4/6) vs Leicester (4/1)
We are backing the draw at odds of 11/4
When: Tuesday, 18th May 2021, Kick-off 20:15
Where: Stamford Bridge
On Tuesday night, Chelsea and Leicester clash at Stamford Bridge in a repeat of Saturday’s FA Cup final, which ended in a 1-0 win for the Foxes. This clash could be a key one in the battle for the Premier League’s top-four this season.
Thomas Tuchel’s team will be disappointed with his team’s performance in Saturday’s defeat. However, the Blues must look to bounce straight back to winning ways in this clash, with their place in the Champions League for next season not yet assured ahead of Sunday’s games.
The team from south west London are fourth-place in the table, four points clear of fifth-place Liverpool, who face a trip to already relegated West Brom on Sunday afternoon. If Jurgen Klopp’s team beat the Baggies then they will be just a point behind the Blues, with just two rounds of the season remaining sixth-place West Ham still have a mathematically chance of a top-four finish, but they are trailing Chelsea by five points, so would need all the results to go their way.
Chelsea’s recent record in the Premier League is a decent one. A 1-0 home defeat by London rivals Arsenal in their last league match ended a five-match unbeaten run in the English top-flight for Tuchel’s team. They had won four of the five unbeaten matches.
Brendan Rodgers team will be on a high after Saturday’s triumph. The Foxes will now turn their attention to sealing their spot in the Champions League for next season. A third straight win over Chelsea would be enough to confirm their place in Europe’s elite competition for next season.
The visitors form in the English top-flight has been inconsistent of late, as the Foxes have won just three of their last seven matches in the Premier League. However, they have lost just one of their last five league outings.
Leicester’s recent league games have been goal-filled though, as there have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last six matches in the Premier League.
Although the visitors have not been ultra-consistent on their travels of late, they have suffered just one defeat in their last 13 away games in the English top-flight. The Foxes have been relatively prolific away from home in the Premier League, scoring at least two goals in four of their last six matches on the road.
Leicester have won the last two meetings between these two teams and the FA Cup final victory proved that they can compete with the Blues. We are backing this game to finish in a draw, which would be good news for fifth-place Liverpool. The other bet we recommend is under 2.5 goals scored, as the last two meetings between the pair have been tight and low-scoring affairs.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 11/4 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/5. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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