Leicester v Chelsea – The King Power Stadium at 19:45 live on Sky Sports 1
Another match that affects both ends of the Premier League table but with one hand on the trophy already, even if Chelsea lost this game it wouldn’t really impact the final standings at the summit of English football.
However, with Leicester valiantly battling back from what looked a doomed position just a month ago, Asian handicap betting professionals will be looking for a profitable angle into this midweek clash that, could have a huge impact at the bottom of the table.
How Nigel Pearson has transformed the Foxes fortunes during April is almost beyond belief, coming into the month they had picked up just 19 points from their 29 games so far this season. Now, going into this one remaining game in April, they have already picked up a further 12 points by winning four matches in a row!
Granted the opponents they have beaten in April have not been the Premier Leagues best sides, but we are sure nobody in Leicester cares. In fact by beating both West Brom and Burnley they did more for their survival hopes than they would by beating Chelsea tonight because they were taking precious points away from other relegation rivals.
As things stand it looks like anything from four to six more points could be enough for Leicester to stay up and with four of their remaining five games to be played at home, the fans have reason to be optimistic about their chances of survival.
Also, with three of the five matches against relegation rivals Newcastle, Sunderland and QPR, the Foxes are in a very strong position even after such a long and draining season, until April began that is! With those manageable remaining fixtures, this match against Chelsea is essentially a freeroll.
A point would be a real bonus, but it is by no means a requirement and due to that fact there are rumours that Pearson will rest a number of his key players tonight so they are fresh for more the winnable games to come.
Chelsea have just played two near perfect tactical games in their last two fixtures and by taking four points from Manchester United and Arsenal in the process, they all but secured another Premier League crown. Despite what most people think about the style of football that Jose Mourinho employs, it is a winning brand of football and we seriously doubt that we will see the blue bus parked in front of goal at the King Power stadium tonight.
When looking at Chelsea’s results against teams in the bottom six, it is clear that Jose lets his team off the leash a little. In the ten games that they have played against these sides so far this season the Blues have scored nineteen goals and conceded just seven, while dropping only four points out of a possible thirty.
With Leicester potentially playing a weakened starting eleven, we can see Chelsea winning this match comfortably even if they have to play without a recognised striker. There are still doubts over the fitness of Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba, plus Oscar is a doubt after being knocked out at Arsenal on Sunday. But Over 2.75 Goals is worth a small investment at 2.14 should the Blues look ready to attack their opponents from the start tonight and Leicester field a weak team.
However with the main Asian handicap betting line at -0.75 on the champions elect and facing a weakened team, we will be backing John Terry and co to take the penultimate step to the title in Leicester this evening.
Asian Handicap Betting Recommendation: Chelsea -0.75 at 1.96
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