Premier League

Leicester vs Chelsea prediction

HINT: Leicester City ODDS: 2.88 19 JAN @ 20:15

Leicester City have the chance to go top of the Premier League on Tuesday night when they host an out-of-form Chelsea side.

The Foxes head into the clash on back-to-back league winners; 2-1 at Newcastle United and 2-0 at home to high-flying Southampton, whilst also comfortably thrashing Stoke City 4-0 in the FA Cup in between.

Frank Lampard’s side have won just one of their last four in the league, a 1-0 win at rivals Fulham. That came after 1-3 defeats to both Arsenal and Manchester City, either side of a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa.

To my surprise, Chelsea are actually slight favourites with the bookmakers heading into this game! I really have no idea why but it makes the home side a great value bet, and one whom I make the clear favourites.

I don’t rate Lampard’s defence so I can see the likes of Jamie Vardy, Harvey Barnes, James Maddison and co exposing the backline. Leicester’s defence has been very good since the end of November too, with only Everton and Manchester United scoring more than one goal, whilst Kasper Schmeichel has kept clean sheets in three of his last six.

Leicester are the form team of these two, the home team and a better tactician in charge. Leicester win for me.

Best bet: Leicester City to win at 2.88 with Betfair