Leicester City at Chelsea 12/22/18 - Premier League Picks & Predictions

Game: Chelsea vs Leicester City
Date & Time: 12/22/2018, 3:00 PM UTC
Latest Odds: LEI +1.5 Total: 2.75
TV Channel: NBC Sports Live

Chelsea did a great job in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals and moved to the next round of the competition. They have been pretty solid in their last four matches and will now look to make it five in a row without losing. They will play host to Leicester on Saturday, who have been in the exact opposite form.

Chelsea (11-2-4) had a theoretically easy job in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, as they hosted Bournemouth. But despite their overall dominance in that match they had to score a late goal in order to seal their qualification to the semi-finals of the competition. Last week they beat Brighton by 2-1 on the road and are now undefeated in their last four (3-0-1). Chelsea are still sitting at the 4th spot of the league table with 37 points, two behind Tottenham. They have a 6-0-3 home record in the Premier League and also have five more wins in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup.
Leicester (6-7-4) fought really hard in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup but could only hold out for a draw in the regular time, before falling in the penalties to Manchester City. Last week they met a tough 0-1 loss on the road against Crystal Palace, in a match where they feel they should have earned more. Leicester are now win-less in their last four matches in all competitions (0-2-2), while each of their last ten matches have featured Under 2.5 Goals. Leicester are now sitting 12th in the league table with 22 points, safely ten ahead of the relegation zone. They have been mediocre on the road too (3-4-2), where they have won just one of their last five (1-2-2).

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The two teams met in the FA Cup last season where after a 1-1 draw in the regular time, Chelsea went through. The match in this venue ended as a goal-less draw last season, with Chelsea winning on the road by 2-1 in the first round. They are now undefeated in their last seven against Leicester (3-0-4) and have been excellent as hosts over the years (7-1-4). Chelsea are on track for another win here, in what appears to be a low-scoring match.

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