- Premier League. Round 4
- Stadium: Stamford Bridge (London)
- Referee: Paul Tierney
- 27.08.2022 17:00
Prediction for the EPL Chelsea vs Leicester match on August 27. Check the teams’ conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!
Chelsea is one of the most seasoned clubs in English soccer, but the last time they won the league title was in 2017. Serious hopes were pinned on Thomas Tuchel, but so far, the German is not fighting for the top spot. Last season, the Blues ended up in third place - competing with Liverpool and Man City was torturous. The current championship also started disastrously: they fought hard for 1:0 against Everton. Then they lost points in the derby with Tottenham 2:2, and in the last round, the Aristocrats fell 0:3 to Leeds. So it turns out that now Chelsea occupies the midway point of 12th place.Bet on H1 (-1.5) for 2.224 at 1xBet
Leicester won the English championship for the first and so far last time a year before Chelsea, in the 2015/16 season. Since then, the Foxes have had ups and downs. Last year they finished eighth. The current season is not going well for Brendan Rodgers' side. The Blues had to settle for a 2:2 draw with Brentford in the opening game. Then, they suffered a 2:4 defeat by Arsenal and a 1:2 by Southampton in the last round. Such a poor start dropped the club to last but one place in the standings. In addition, this week, they struggled in the EFL last 64 against Stockport County, winning 1:0 only in the shootout.
Chelsea has won only two of the last six matches at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has beaten Leicester in only one of their five home games.
Leicester won only two of the ten away matches.
At least three goals were scored in seven of Leicester's previous eight games.
Expert Betting Tips
The opponents have had an unsuccessful start to the season, sitting at the bottom of the standings. In this case, the London club's lineup is much stronger, which makes the hosts the favorites. Moreover, this week the Foxes' main roster played a tough AFL game, which also gave Thomas Tuchel's side an advantage.
We should not expect many goals and chances. Thomas Tuchel is a pragmatic coach who focuses on defense. Still, his wards have conceded five times in their last two UCL matches. The German will work on his mistakes before the home game with Leicester. Leicester have reached TO in seven of their eight home games, the only exception being the game with Chelsea.
In the offseason, Chelsea strengthened the offensive lineup with Raheem Sterling, who began to fall out of the first Man City squad in recent years. Even though his role in the Citizens' roster was becoming less important, he still scored more than ten goals. Alas, the 27-year-old forward's debut for the Londoners has not been as successful, as he has yet to shoot once.
- TU (2.5) for 2.30 at Bet365
- H1 (-1.5) for 2.224 at 1xBet
- Raheem Sterling to Score for 2.50 at 22bet