Leicester City v Chelsea Betting: An open encounter at the King Power Stadium

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The Blues are top of the table but our tipster is expecting goals at both ends when Claudio Ranieri's champions meet Antonio Conte's league leaders

Defending champions Leicester City welcome Premier League leaders Chelsea to King Power Stadium for what promises to be a fascinating fixture on Saturday evening.

The Blues battered Leicester at Stamford Bridge earlier in the campaign, with Antonio Conte's charges claiming an emphatic 3-0 victory in west London; the Foxes, though, are usually reliable on home soil and Claudio Ranieri's champions will fancy their chances of exacting revenge this time around.

The Foxes enjoyed a memorable 2-1 win against Chelsea on home turf last season - a result that marked the end of Jose Mourinho's second spell as Chelsea manager - but, with Leicester struggling to replicate that form this term, Betfair Sportsbook offer a chunky 5/1 (6.0) that the hosts come out on top, while the same firm go 14/5 (3.80) that the match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.

Chelsea saw a 13-match winning run in the Premier League - a club record - ended by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in their last league outing and Antonio Conte's men will be desperate to make amends in this match; Betfair Sportsbook offer 8/13 (1.63) that the Blues get their campaign firmly back on track by taking maximum points from this meeting, despite the absence of Diego Costa.

Anyone yet to join the online sportsbook can take a much bigger price on the visitors though. Betfair are going 8/1 (9.0) about the away win and that is sure to catch the eye of anyone thinking of opening a new account. To take advantage of this price simply register above, back Chelsea at the usual price shown on site and if they win, the returns will be topped up to the value of an 8/1 (9.0) selection.

Both of these sides will face local derbies against Championship opposition in the fourth round of the FA Cup later this month, with the Foxes set to line up against Derby County, while Chelsea will take on Brentford.

Premier League points, however, will be the primary priority for both teams this weekend and there is plenty of potential for an explosive encounter when these teams lock horns. No fewer than nine of the previous 11 meetings between these teams has seen more than two goals scored and Betfair offer 4/5 (1.80) that the trend continues here, while the same firm also go 4/5 (1.80) that there are goals at both ends - a selection that would have seen punters profit from six of the last eight clashes between the clubs.

Chelsea's defensive discipline has been a cornerstone of their success so far this season, for the Blues have kept a clean sheet in 10 of their last 14 Premier League fixtures and the odds compilers offer 5/4 (2.25) that the Foxes fail to find the net.

Leicester, though, have scored in 11 of their last 13 matches on home soil - including twice against the Blues in a pulsating EFL Cup tie at King Power Stadium back in September and, despite the absence of Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani, the Foxes can still find a route to goal.

Conte's team have conceded five goals in their last three games, including four in their last two Premier League matches, and Ranieri's men are certainly capable of taking advantage if Chelsea are again slack at the back - a point that they proved in a stunning 4-2 win against Manchester City last month; the Blues, too, boast a real threat in the final third of the pitch and, in fact, the west Londoners have scored 11 goals in their last three wins in all competitions.

The 4/5 (1.80) quote, therefore, for both teams to score offers outstanding value for punters ahead of Saturday's showdown at King Power Stadium.

Both teams to score at 4/5 (1.80) for a 3pt stake with Betfair Sportsbook

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