Chelsea versus Leicester City Online Sports Betting
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Here are the online sports betting odds for the Chelsea at Leicester City match-up on Saturday, January 14th here at BetNow sports betting website:
Chelsea -½ (-175) 2½ (-119) -175
Chelsea’s latest league game was 0-2 loss to Tottenham Hotspur on January 4th. Pedro and Gary Cahill were both booked. Chelsea (16-1-3) leads the English Premier League with 49 points, 42 goals scored, and 15 goals allowed (+27 goal difference). Diego Costa has scored 14 goals, Eden Hazard has nine, and Willian has five. Nemanja ‘Auto’ Matic has six assists, while Pedro and Costa have five assists each. Pedro, N’Golo Kante, and Costa have five yellow cards each. Chelsea has 10 clean sheets and two scoreless games this season, and four clean sheets and no scoreless games in the last 10 meetings with Leicester City.
Chelsea’s strengths include counter attacking, creating and finishing scoring chances through individual skills and long shots, attacking set pieces, protecting the lead, stealing the ball from opponents, and defending set pieces. Chelsea’s weaknesses include aerial duels (14.3 aerials won per game). Chelsea’s style of play is characterized by holding on to the ball (53.9% average possession), short passes (84% pass accuracy), through balls, controlling the game in the opponent’s half, and a consistent starting line-up.
In online sports betting trends, Chelsea is 4-1 straight-up in the last five EPL games (2-0 at home and 2-1 away), and 8-1-1 straight-up in the last 10 games versus Leicester City (5-1-0 at home and 3-0-1 away). Chelsea is 13-7 over/under (9-1 at home and 4-6 away) this season and 7-3 o/u in the last 10 games against Leicester City. Chelsea is the sports betting website favorite.
Leicester City’s latest EPL league was a 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough. Leicester (5-6-9) is 15th in the league with 21 points, 24 goals scored, and 31 goals allowed (-7 goal difference). Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani have scored five goals each, and Riyad Mahrez has scored three. Danny Simpson has eight yellow cards, Robert Huth has six, and Christian Fuchs has five. Leicester has four clean sheets and four scoreless games this season, and no clean sheets and four scoreless games in the last 10 meetings with Chelsea.
Leicester City’s strengths include creating long shot chances and protecting the lead. Leicester’s weaknesses include holding on to the ball (44% average possession), aerial duels (19.2 aerials won per game), and defending attacks from the wings. Leicester City’s style of play is characterized by taking long shots, long balls, frequent cross attempts, and taking many shots (11.1 shots per game).
In online soccer betting trends, Leicester City is 1-2-2 straight-up in the last five EPL games (1-0-1 at home and 0-2-1 away), and 1-1-8 straight-up in the last 10 games versus Chelsea (0-1-5 at home and 1-0-3 away). Leicester is 13-7 o/u (6-4 at home and 7-3 away) this season, and 7-3 o/u in the last 10 games against Chelsea. Leicester City is the sports betting website underdog.