Free EPL Pick: Chelsea vs Leicester City
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Chelsea vs. Leicester City
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 7:30 AM ET
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England
EPL Moneyline Odds: Chelsea -170, Leicester City +425, Draw +325
EPL Spread Betting Odds: Chelsea -1 (-105), Leicester City +1 (-115)
EPL Betting Total: 3
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Chelsea is a popular pick to take the EPL this season but right now they find themselves 5 points being leader Man City. They get a chance to rise in the standings with a visit from last year’s champion Leicester City.
Chelsea has high hopes but so far this season they have yet to beat the teams that are above them in the table. Until they do it is going to be hard to move up and reach that potential.
Chelsea spent a lot to bring in a number of name transfers but I think it is fair to say that they are not getting their money’s worth just yet.
They have gotten only one goal from the quartet of Michy Batshuayi, N’Golo Kante, Marcos Alonso and David Luiz. I know that is not the only way to measure a player’s value but it is a good place to start.
Batshuayi has the only goal from that group and he has yet to crack the starting lineup.
Diego Costa is off to a roaring start with 6 goals in 7 games – leading the EPL. Nobody else has more than 2 though which makes it easier for teams to defend. The talent is there but until Costa starts getting some consistent support it will be hard for the Blues to move up.
They have to have this game at home.
Nobody is expecting Leicester to repeat as EPL champs and when you see them in the lower middle of the table it matches what most people thought.
Repeating is tough for even the best resourced clubs, but for an upstart like Leicester it would really be unprecedented.
Like the rest of the EPL they are coming off a break which might have been well timed. They beat Porto 1-0 in their recent Champions League tilt but were disappointing in drawing 0-0 against Southhampton a few days later.
The preseason speculation is that it would be tough for the club to manage the extra responsibility.
What has also been tough is finding the back of the net. They have only 8 goal in 7 EPL contests.
Jamie Vardy was terrific last year so it is no surprise that he is leading the club, but he only has two goal and has not scored in 7 straight games (not all EPL). He was very consistent last year, having only one such drought.
They need him to break out.
When Leicester beat Chelsea last year it was the first time it had done so since the 97/98 season. If they could win again it might get them on track for a more respectable finish, befitting a champion.
Free Chelsea vs. Leicester City EPL Prediction:
That win above was on their home pitch but Leicester also managed a draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last season. That is probably the most they can hope for, even though neither club is playing great, the talent edge is with the Blues.
A well rested team and a tactically sound approach could have good results though.
4* Free EPL Betting Pick: Draw
There is not much value on taking the home side in this one. I think Leicester will have as much spirit as we have seen all season and push for a draw.
EPL Free Score Prediction: Chelsea 1 – Leicester City 1
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