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Chelsea vs Leicester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and prediction

10:01 IST 16/08/2019
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Our tipster expects an entertaining encounter when Brendan Rodgers' Foxes make the trip to take on Frank Lampard's side at Stamford Bridge on Sunday

Chelsea take on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.

Frank Lampard's men were mauled by Manchester United at Old Trafford on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, before losing to Liverpool on penalties in the Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday.

Leicester City played out a goalless draw against Wolves in their first match of the campaign. As such, both sides will be targeting a first league win of the season when they meet in west London this weekend.

Latest odds

The hosts are 888Sport's 4/5 (1.80) favourites to bounce back from that bruising defeat at Old Trafford with a win this weekend. The Foxes are chalked up as a 19/5 (4.80) chance to pick up maximum points from their trip to Stamford Bridge.

The odds compilers offer 5/2 (3.50) that both sides are forced to settle for a share of the spoils.

Team news

Antonio Rudiger may be fit enough to return to the Blues' backline, with Kurt Zouma most likely to miss out should the German international come back into the starting line-up this weekend.

Dennis Praet, a deadline day recruit for the Foxes, is hoping for a first appearance at Stamford Bridge after being an unused substitute at King Power Stadium last weekend. Jamie Vardy will lead the line for the Foxes.

Preview

Chelsea's vulnerability to counter-attack at Old Trafford is unlikely to have gone unnoticed by Brendan Rodgers and the Foxes will feel that they can exploit any chink in Chelsea's armour this weekend.

888Sport offer 10/13 (1.77) that there are goals at both ends on Sunday afternoon, whilst it is 11/4 (3.75) that the Blues win a game in which both teams are on target.

Prediction

Better value, though, could lie in backing goals to flow in west London on Sunday. Chelsea showed that they are capable of creating chances despite that heavy defeat in Manchester last weekend - twice hitting the woodwork before the break at Old Trafford.

If Chelsea can be more clinical this weekend, Rodgers' side will face a tough task in containing Lampard's charges. Leicester, however, are capable of creating chances and scoring goals.

Indeed, the Foxes enjoyed a 1-0 win on their last visit to this venue and therefore 888Sport's 10/11 (1.91) quote for at least three goals to be scored could represent real value this weekend.

Over 2.5 goals at 10/11 (1.91) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport