The Foxes travel to Stamford Bridge this weekend to face the Blues looking to build on a solid opening weekend, with our tipster backing goals with a 5/4 shotLeicester City travel south to face the bookies’ Premier League favourites on Saturday, Chelsea. The Blues kicked off their campaign with a fantastic display away at Burnley and the layers have responded by trimming their outright price.
Despite going a goal down, Jose Mourinho’s side netted three goals to kill the game off before half time. Their opponents this weekend Leicester showed spirit at home to Everton, twice going a goal down before scoring late to grab a point in a game that finished 2-2.
The last time these two sides met was in the FA Cup in March 2012, with Chelsea coming out 5-2 victors in a thrilling encounter.
bet365 price Chelsea at a short 1/6 (1.16) to win once again, with Leicester priced at 16/1 (17.00) to cause an upset. For those that fancy the draw, you can back that at 11/2 (6.50).
With little value to be found backing Chelsea outright or in the handicap market, it’s worth looking at goals in this fixture.
Over 2.5 goals, which paid out in both of these sides opening league matches, is also a tad short at 8/15 (1.53). However, it’s the both teams to score bet at 5/4 (2.25) that jumps off the page with bet365.
Leicester have not been shy in front of goal of late, netting in each one of their last 41 fixtures. Granted the majority of those games have been against Championship opposition, but they did manage to score against both Manchester City and Stoke City in the cups last season, as well as two goals against Everton last week.
With this bet landing in almost half of Chelsea’s matches at home in the league last season, the Blues haven’t got a fantastic clean sheet record at Stamford Bridge.
This price is certainly worth backing, and with Nigel Pearson's men likely to come at their opponents and not sit back and look to soak up pressure, expect goals from both sides.
|Both teams to score at 5/4 (2.25) for a 2pt stake with bet365