Free EPL Pick Leicester City vs. Chelsea
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Leicester City vs. Chelsea
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Leicester City vs. Chelsea
Date: Sunday, August 18th, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM ET
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England
EPL Moneyline Odds: Leicester City +400, Draw +280, Chelsea -140
EPL Spread Betting Odds: Chelsea -0.5
EPL Betting Total: 2.5
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Both teams will be looking for their first win this season. Last season these teams played to a draw once and Leicester City won the other match.
Leicester City played to a 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton in the opening match last week. This was a disappointing result mainly because it was at home. They now will travel to one of the harder places to play to take on a struggling Chelsea side.
Leicester controlled the game against Wolves throughout but just could not find a winner. They even had 70% of the possession and 16 shots. However, just one of these shots was on target. Vardy will be the key player in this matchup and Leicester need him to produce a goal. Either that or someone else is going to have to step up big time.
Leicester only allowed 8 shots, but 2 of these were on target. They were fortunate to have the goal they allowed reversed because of a hand ball that was reviewed by VAR. Despite Chelsea struggling early on, they still have a lethal attack, so Leicester needs to be defending at an elite level.
Chelsea has struggled out of the gates. They lost to Manchester United last week 4-0 and lost a mid-week match to Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. Now playing Leicester at home, they already have their backs to the wall and despite it being so early in the season, they need to pick up some points.
The attack was shutout to Man United last week. Chelsea did score 2 goals on Wednesday against Liverpool. Against Man United, they had 18 shots, but just 7 were on target. The also held 54% of the possession, but continued time after time to finish. I think playing at home could spark this team back into form and we could see them score several times before it is all said and done.
Chelsea has already allowed 4 goals this season, which is why they are currently 19th in the table. Something will need to be adjusted because they just look lost on the defensive side of the ball. Leicester has some weapons, so I would not be surprised if Chelsea were to concede in this match. As long as they limit Leicester to 1 goal, they will still have a good chance to win this game.
Free Leicester City vs. Chelsea EPL Prediction:
Because of Chelsea’s struggles, I think Leicester City can keep this game close. This is a game Chelsea should win, but you can never count out Vardy and Leicester. With the pressure already building, I lean to Chelsea to get the win.
4* Free EPL Betting Pick: OVER 2.5
Chelsea’s defending was extremely poor last week and they were not that good on Wednesday either. I like both teams to score and for the play to be on the over.
EPL Free Score Prediction: Chelsea 2-1
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