Free EPL Pick Leicester City vs. Chelsea
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Weekly EPL Handicapping
Chelsea vs. Leicester City
Date: Thursday May 19
Time: 08:00 PM
Venue: Stamford Bridge
EPL Moneyline Odds: Leicester City 773 / Draw 403/ Chelsea -255
EPL Spread Betting Odds: Leicester 0.5 / Chelsea -0.5
EPL Betting Total: 2.5
Heading into this matchup, the Leicester City are the 0.5 goal underdogs. Through 36 matches, they have covered this margin 29 times. As for the Chelsea FC, they enter the match as -0.5 goal favorites. Through 36 matches, they have won by this margin 35 times.
Heading into the Leicester City 37th game of the season, the team is below .500 at 10-15-11. Leicester comes into this match off, having played to a 1-1 draw against Aston Villa. So far, the Leicester City has turned in 13 performances with one goal or less. On defense, Leicester has played 13 games in which they held their opponent to one goal or less.
So far, the Leicester City has been an above-average scoring team, at 1.58 goals per 90 minutes (6th). In terms of defense, Leicester is near the MLS average, giving up 1.56 goals per 90 minutes (15th).
Heading into the match, Wilfried Zaha leads the Leicester FC with 13 goals through 31 matches. Behind him is Conor Gallagher, who has also found the net 8 times. To start the season, goalie Vicente Guaita is turning away goals at a rate near the league average. This has come with the Leicester City’s opponents having generated a total of 173 shots on target. Guaita is saving these attempts at a rate of 72.5%.
The Chelsea FC will host the Leicester City, with an above .500 record, at 20-10-6. Chelsea comes into this match after playing to a 0-0 draw against Liverpool. This game was the 7th time they were shut out on offense. On defense, they picked up their 28th shutout of the year.
Through 36 matches, the Chelsea FC have found the net, 116, placing them 3rd in the MLS with a per 90 average of 2.0. Defensively, Chelsea is off to a good start, ranking 3rd in scoring defense. So far, the team is giving up an average of just 0.83 goals per 90 minutes.
Heading into the match, Mason Mount leads the Chelsea FC with 11 goals through 31 matches. Behind him is Romelu Lukaku, who has also found the net 8 times. To start the season, goalie Edouard Mendy is turning home goals at a rate near the league average. This has come with the Chelsea FC’s opponents have generated a total of 103 shots on target. Mendy is saving these attempts at a rate of 74.4%.
Free Leicester City vs Chelsea EPL Prediction:
When looking at each team’s scoring opportunites, the Chelsea FC holds the edge in attacking area possessions, ranking 3rd in the league. On the other side, Leicester City is just 14th in the same category. Even though Chelsea has done a good job generating offensive possessions near their opponent’s goal, they will be facing a Leicester defense that specializes in limiting these opportunites, ranking 10th in the fewest attacking possessions allowed. Both squads will need to maximize their opportunites, as Chelsea FC ranks 3rd in this same category.
In this matchup, there isn’t enough value in taking Chelsea on the moneyline. Instead, I recommend taking the team to cover the spread. Throughout the season, Chelsea has been one of the best offensive units, as they are able to generate on-target shots at an elite rate.
So far, Chelsea FC ranks 4th in overall shots taken and 3rd in on-target shots. On the other side, Leicester City comes into the game ranked 13th on shots per 90 minutes.
4* Free EPL Betting Pick Chelsea -.5:
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