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

11:02 SAST 2019/05/10
Jamie Vardy Leicester City 2018-19
With a top four finish already secured, our tipster believes Sarri's side visiting the King Power Stadium will produce a high-scoring contest

The final day of the Premier League season sees Leicester City hosting Chelsea. Having won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the reverse fixture, the hosts are looking for a double over Maurizio Sarri's side.

Sunday's visitors played out an energy-sapping Europa League semi-final on Thursday, winning on penalties against Eintracht Frankfurt to reach their first European final since 2013.

They now face a quick turnaround for Sunday's trip and the bookmakers have adjusted their prices accordingly with the hosts shortening significantly.

Latest Odds

Despite little time to recover, the visitors have a good record in this fixture. Chelsea have won five of their previous six away league games against the Foxes but 888Sport are now 19/10 (2.90) about another victory on the road.

Brendan Rodgers' side lost 1-0 at leaders Manchester City last time out and it's 11/8 (2.38) that they bounce back here and round off the campaign with a victory. A draw is 13/5 (3.80) with the same firm.

Team News

Daniel Amartey is the hosts' only absentee. Several players are set to leave the King Power Stadium in the summer including Shinji Okazaki and Danny Simpson, so could be set for farewell appearances.

Former Leicester player N'Golo Kante looks set to miss out with a hamstring problem while Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu are all sidelined.

Preview

Despite securing a top four finish, Chelsea's away form has left plenty to be desired this term. The Londoners have lost seven of their eight trips to teams currently ranked in the top half of the Premier League, drawing the other.

Indeed, the visitors have kept one clean sheet in their previous 13 league games away from Stamford Bridge, conceding in their previous eight matches. Both teams to score is just 11/20 (1.55) while over 2.5 goals is 7/10 (1.70) with 888Sport.

Jamie Vardy has scored the Foxes' last three goals against Sarri's side in all competitions and the 32-year-old is a 13/10 (2.30) shot to net his 19th league goal of the campaign and 4/1 (5.0) to break the deadlock.

Sunday's clash could be Eden Hazard's last top-flight game in England, with the midfielder heavily linked with a summer move to Real Madrid. The Belgian is 7/4 (2.75) to find the back of the net in the East Midlands.

Tips and Predictions

The final game of the season is usually an end-to-end affair as far as Leicester are concerned. The Foxes' final 12 Premier League matches have seen a total of 51 goals.

At an average of 4.3 strikes per game, that's more than any team to have played 10 Premier League seasons.

Given Chelsea's defensive frailties, over 3.5 goals appears well worth supporting at 9/5 (2.80) with 888Sport.

Over 3.5 goals at 9/5 (2.80) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport