Sports Betting. Leicester City vs Chelsea [14.01.17] : pallid Foxes against full stuffed Pensioners

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Sports Betting. Leicester City vs Chelsea [14.01.17] : pallid Foxes against full stuffed Pensioners

Premier League

Matchday 21

14.01.2017

Bet: Double Result: Chelsea/Chelsea

May be it’s a big surprise but bookies named Chelsea as a clear favourite at odds of 1.61. As sports betting experts predicted The Blues had ended their winning race (13 in a row) in last matchday by losing to Tottenham 0-2. And that complicated Pensioners’ leadership in standings by reducing handicap before Liverpool to five points. However, Antonio Conte’s boys were obviously tired after New Year marathon. They needed a rest and it was provided in Third Round of FA Cup where Chelsea with reserve line-up trashed down Peterborough United 4-1. That should be considered placing bets.

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At the same time last season champion Leicester City isn’t going well. Bookmakers’ offices regarded The Foxes as complete underdog at odds of 5.50. Even a Draw was evaluated as much as 4.20. This is because betting on Claudio Ranieri’s side is very unpredictable matter. Moreover, City actually can’t stabilize results changing wins with draws and loses. In last five Premier League games Leicester managed to be victorious only once taking 5 points out of 15. Therefore, bets fairly said that the club is now on the 15th place in standings, very near to the relegation zone.

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On this weekend Cup of African Nation started and many Premier League clubs delegated some players to several African national football teams. But sports betting experts admitted that Chelsea is free of this obligatory duty. Because there are no Africans in the squad except midfielder Victor Moses. However, Nigeria didn’t managed to qualify on CAN 2017. At the same time Leicester City have to cope without Algerians Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani as well as Ghanaians Daniel Amartey and Jeff Schlupp. And it’s a real problem for Claudio Ranieri to find the substitution. That’s why even such bets as “Double Chance: Leicester Or Draw” (2.15) shouldn’t be considered.

Yet you may take “Double Result: Chelsea/Chelsea” with odds at 2.37. It is obvious that Antonio Conte will try to possess the advantage in the first half and quietly finish the game with logical win. As to goal performance Total Match Goals Under 2.5 with odds at 1.95 is a perfect option. Leicester without Slimani and Mahrez will have huge problems in attack while The Blues won’t risk much by destroying Foxes gates.