Prediction and odds for the game: Chelsea (2/5) vs Leicester (13/2)
We are backing Chelsea half-time/full-time at odds of 23/20
When: Saturday 27 August 2022, Kick-off 15:00
Where: Stamford Bridge
On Saturday afternoon, Chelsea host Leicester at Stamford Bridge, as both teams look to bounce back from defeats last time out in the Premier League.
Thomas Tuchel’s team has made a highly inconsistent start to the new Premier League campaign. A surprise 3-0 defeat at Leeds last time out means that the Blues have taken just four points from their opening three league matches.
Despite their recent indifferent form, the defeat last time out ended a six-game unbeaten run for Chelsea that dates back to May.
Chelsea head into this game on the back of a five-game unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. However, three of their last four home matches in the English top-flight have ended in draws. Chelsea also found keeping clean sheets difficult on home soil in the Premier League, as the Blues have kept just one in their last seven home matches in the league.
Chelsea look set to be without midfield duo N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic through injury, while centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly is also suspended. Marcos Alonso and Armando Broja are also doubts.
The Foxes have made a poor start to the new Premier League campaign. Brendan Rodgers’ team started the league season with a 2-2 home draw against Brentford. However, the team from the Midlands then suffered defeats against Arsenal and Southampton.
Last time out, the Foxes produced a poor display and drew 0-0 with struggling League Two outfit Stockport in the second round of the Carabao Cup, progressing via a penalty shootout.
The visitor’s recent record in the Premier League overall is not great, as the Foxes have won just one of their last five matches in the English top flight. One of the factors in the lack of recent wins is their poor defensive displays, as Leicester have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine Premier League outings.
The Foxes head to Stamford Bridge with a poor recent away record in the Premier League. They have won just one of their last eight away games in the English top-flight. Leicester has also kept just one clean sheet in their previous 27 away games in the Premier League.
Leicester are expected to be without full-back duo Ricardo Pereira and Ryan Bertrand. Centre-back Wesley Fofana may not figure with major speculation that he is set to join Chelsea.
Neither team goes into this clash on the back of great form. However, Chelsea are tough to beat at Stamford Bridge, while Leicester struggle away from home. We think Chelsea will record a win, so we are backing Chelsea half-time/full-time. The other bet we are backing is for both teams to score, as both teams have shown their defensive vulnerabilities this season.
Our Tips: We are backing Chelsea half-time/full-time at odds of 23/20 and/or both teams to score at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365)[geosnippet id=3620]
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Will either of these two teams get back to winning ways in this clash?