Betting odds, tip & Prediction for Chelsea – Leicester City ➔ Premier League, Tuesday, 18.5.2021 at 21:15
On Saturday, Leicester City secured the first FA Cup win in their club’s history with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea in the final. Just three days later, the two clubs meet again at Stamford Bridge for a Premier League clash.
On the penultimate matchday of the 2020/21 season, the Blues and the Foxes are still fighting for a place in the top four and the associated qualification for the Champions League. For the football bookmakers, almost everything speaks for a home win in the Chelsea Leicester tip.
Chelsea – Leicester betting odds comparison
Both Chelsea and Leicester are yet to secure their participation in the top flight next season. The Foxes are third in the table with 66 points.
The Blues follow in fourth place with 64 points. Behind them, Liverpool are lurking on 63 points, waiting for them to slip up. Leicester City are particularly strong away from home with 38 points and only two defeats.
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Only the two Manchester teams have picked up more points away from home. Chelsea have eight wins and four draws in 18 league games at Stamford Bridge this season. That makes them 4th in the home rankings.
Coach Thomas Tuchel had more than a good start to his tenure at Chelsea FC. The German coach led Chelsea to the top 4 of the Premier League table as well as the FA Cup final and the Champions League final.
Within a few days, however, the Blues have suffered two bitter setbacks. After the great 2-1 win at Manchester City on the penultimate matchday, Tuchel had changed his starting eleven against Arsenal in seven positions.
In the derby, the Blues then missed several good opportunities and left the pitch with a 0:1 defeat. After the game, the coach criticised his team.
They had not shown enough energy, hunger, concentration and the same attitude as usual. But the coach did not exempt himself from criticism either. Perhaps he had sent the wrong signals with the many changes.
One could speculate that Tuchel had already saved players for the upcoming cup final against the Gunners. But here, too, the team suffered a 1-0 defeat against Leicester on Saturday.
In a game that was controlled by the defensive lines on both sides, a dream goal for the Foxes from 25 metres made the difference. Thus Thomas Tuchel lost his first final match as Chelsea coach.
Once again, the Blues lacked composure and precision in front of the opponent’s goal. While the ex-PSG coach has stabilised the defence, there is a lack of goal-scoring in the offensive.
Now it is up to the Londoners to secure a place in the top four in the final league sprint before the Champions League final against Manchester City.
The Chelsea and Leicester clubs have met 119 times. The Blues lead the way with 57 wins. For the Foxes, that leaves 27 wins and 34 draws.
At Stamford Bridge, Leicester City have won only five of 59 visiting matches. However, the first leg at the King Power Stadium this season was won 2-0 by the home side.
The Foxes also won the FA Cup final on Saturday. If you only look at the league duels, the Londoners are without a win against Leicester for six games. However, the Foxes have not won both PL matches in a season against the Blues since the 2000/01 season.