Leicester and Chelsea face each other at King Power Stadium in a highly-anticipated Premier League game. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and bonuses in the English top-flight league.
Dragged Into Relegation Battle
Brendan Rodgers would have hoped that Leicester’s impressive victories over Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur could act as a springboard for a positive run of form. However, the Foxes eventually ended the month of February with three successive defeats to Man United, Arsenal, and Southampton.
The Leicester City manager says he respects the fans’ opinions after some chanting for his sacking in a 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday. It was Leicester’s seventh defeat in 10 top-flight games, and now the club sits just two points above the relegation zone.
Only bottom-placed Bournemouth has won fewer points than Leicester, which has played a game less than some of its rivals since the top flight resumed in December following the World Cup. Leicester is still looking over its shoulder at the prospect of relegation and is in desperate need of points, but if you’re betting online, you should start fading the club.
Leicester will be without injured quartet James Justin, Jonny Evans, Ryan Bertrand, and Youri Tielemans, with the latter facing up to six weeks on the sidelines. On a positive note, key playmaker James Maddison returned from a knee issue and will lead the team on Saturday.
Back to Winning Ways
Wesley Fofana’s header earned Chelsea a rare goal and a win against Leeds United last weekend, easing pressure on Graham Potter. It was the first win since mid-January for Potter’s side, which was forced to defend in the second half.
On top of that, Chelsea overturned its first-leg deficit with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night to reach the Champions League quarterfinals. The club has been through a tough period, and this competition means a lot.
Chelsea needs to win games and close the gap on the European spots as it sits 10th in the Premier League standings with 34 points to its name, 11 points behind the top four with 12 rounds to go till the end of the domestic season.
Goals have been hard to come by for the Blues, scoring just nine times in their last 17 games across all tournaments since Nov. 6. Still, they showed great determination against Leeds and Dortmund and we expect them to extend their great run of form with another win against Leicester, so we will include them in our Soccer Picks.
Chelsea’s centre-back Thiago Silva is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines after sustaining knee ligament damage in the defeat at Spurs, while Mason Mount has also been ruled out with an abdominal issue. The duo will join Armando Broja, Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kante, and Cesar Azpilicueta in the treatment room, although the latter two are closing in on a return.
Leicester vs Chelsea Head-to-Head
Not only was the 1-0 defeat to struggling Southampton a crushing blow in Leicester’s bid to beat the drop, but it also marked a fourth straight loss across all competitions for the Foxes, who have sunk to just two points above the Premier League relegation zone.
Leicester registered just three wins at home this season and has won just three of the last 21 league encounters between the two sides. On the other hand, victory at the King Power Stadium would end Chelsea’s disappointing run of eight winless EPL away games, its longest since April 2000 to March 2001.
Leicester vs Chelsea Match Information
- Match: Leicester (7-3-15) vs Chelsea (9-7-9)
- Day/Time: Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. ET
- Location: King Power Stadium, Leicester
- Leicester City vs Chelsea Live stream: fubo.tv
Leicester vs Chelsea Betting Lines
Leicester vs Chelsea Picks and Prediction
Chelsea enters this clash as a slight favorite, priced at +100 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest Soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 2½.
This might be Brendan Rodgers’ last game in charge. Leicester is struggling badly, and two more defeats will see it dragged into the relegation battle. Its home record doesn’t look good, and we don’t expect it to return to winning ways. Chelsea has improved and has all the necessary weapons to beat Leicester and make it three wins in a row across all competitions.
Chelsea are listed at +100 in our Vegas Serie A lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Chelsea, you have a chance to win $100. The Leicester are +275, offering a chance to win $275 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Chelsea a 50.00% chance to win, with Leicester at 26.67%.