Leicester v Chelsea Betting Tips – AUSSIE SOCCER BLOG
It’s FA Cup sixth round weekend in England. After the earlier rounds which included bore draws and weakened teams, fans of every club left in the competition are now dreaming of cup glory.
Chelsea fans are particularly keen to see their team make it to the final in May. The Blues headed to Wembley Stadium last season just days after lifting the Premier League trophy but were beaten by London rivals Arsenal.
Antonio Conte’s side are one of the favourites for the FA Cup after Man City were knocked out by Wigan but there is every chance they won’t make it any further than Sunday’s match away to Leicester.
Leicester Set to Upset the Odds
Chelsea may have given their all in the second leg of their Champions League tie with Barcelona but there is no guarantee that they’ll even be playing in the competition next season.
Antonio Conte’s job from now until the end of the current campaign is to ensure that Chelsea finish inside the top four. The FA Cup, therefore, must remain lower down on his list of priorities.
It’s a little different for Leicester.
The Foxes are in no threat of being relegated into the Championship but they equally have little chance of making a successful push for a European place. You could say that the FA Cup is pretty much all Leicester have to play for now.
That’s not to say that Claude Puel will accept a lack of effort from his players in the run in.
Puel certainly demanded better from them when Leicester went 1-0 down against West Brom last weekend and they responded for their manager by coming back to win 3-1.
The feature of that win was the return of the magical partnership between Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy. That partnership was a key reason behind Leicester’s Premier League win and it could prove to be the difference between a motivated Leicester and a tired Chelsea team.
Add in the Foxes’ home advantage and you have to think Leicester look a big price at $3.60 with Palmerbet. (More Soccer Betting Tips)
Tight Match in Prospect
Chelsea were so dominant in the EPL last season that their form one year on has come as a real shock.
The Blues have an especially poor record away from Stamford Bridge. Conte’s men have kept just five clean sheets away from home in the league this season and have already tasted defeat five times on their travels.
After growing tired of the sloppy defending he’s seen all too often, Conte has gone into his shell a little. The Italian’s preferred a safety first approach away from the Bridge and we expect Chelsea to try and keep the score down at the King Power Stadium.
Leicester may struggle for fluency against a Chelsea team intent to defend in numbers but we think they’ll get the job done.
When it comes to your betting, under 2.5 goals looks pretty safe at $1.93 with Unibet. For those comfortable taking on a bit more of a risk for a bigger reward, the Leicester 1-0 scoreline is tempting at $11 with Centrebet.
Mahrez to Issue His ‘Come and Get Me’ Plea on the Pitch
Few people can blame Riyad Mahrez for doing all he could to try and force through a move to Man City in January when a bid came in from the Premier League champions elect.
The Algerian basically went on strike for a week after Leicester blocked his move but he’s since returned to the first team and to somewhere near his best.
Desperate to prove himself worthy of a move to a bigger side in the summer, Mahrez is a good price to score first against Chelsea at $10 with William Hill.
Leicester to win at $3.60 with Palmerbet
Under 2.5 goals at $1.93 with Unibet
Leicester 1-0 correct score at $11 with Centrebet
Riyad Mahrez to score first at $10 with William Hill