Leicester host Chelsea in an FA Cup clash this weekend, and with the way Chelsea are playing right now, Leicester will really fancy their chances of causing a small upset. This could be Chelsea’s only real chance of success this season, after what has been a very disappointing start to the 2018 calendar year. Leicester have played fairly well recently, and a run at the FA Cup would turn this into a great season for them, something their fans would also love so expect to see the team really up for this one.
There is no other way to describe Chelsea recently other than very disappointing, they have now lost three of their last five Premier League games. Leicester have not been losing, but they haven’t been winning either, drawing three of their last five, winning one and losing one. Both teams would love to finish this season well, and a win here giving them a place in the FA Cup semi-final would help them get going again.
Chelsea FA Cup Betting
Chelsea are priced up at 15/13 with Unibet, which is the best price available on them right now. They are favourites for the game, and probably deserve to be, but not by the margin they currently are. They are not playing too well at the moment, and also have to play away from home in this game, which is something that gives Leicester more of a chance to win the game.
When placing your weekend football bets, this is a game that will really test your and there will be many people out there who fancy both teams to win. Chelsea are the better team if they are at their best, but we have not seen them at their best for a while now, something which is a worry I think. At the odds on offer, I don’t think Chelsea represent good value, and because of that they won’t be included in any of my FA Cup tips.
Leicester Betting Odds
BetVictor have Leicester priced up at 5/2 to win this game and considering they are the home team here, I think that represents good value. They have been drawing a lot of their games recently, and may do that again, but the price of 5/2 is something I am finding tough to ignore. They have played well in 2018, and with the home crowd behind them they are likely to put up a big fight, and push Chelsea all the way.
Based on the odds that are available for this game, when completing my FA Cup prediction, I will be putting Leicester in as I think they offer good value in what is looking like being a very close contest. Leicester should have nothing to fear, and could well be spurred on by a loud home crowd in Sunday’s game.
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There is little doubt that Chelsea are the best team here, but recently we have seen very little from them. With this in mind, the odds for Leicester to win this game are very tempting. They are priced up at 5/2 with BetVictor, a price that is very appealing in what should be a very close game. The other thing making me place a Leicester City bet is that they are the home team, and are going to be cheered on by their fans, hopefully making it a difficult atmosphere for Chelsea to play in.
This looks to be a 50/50 game, with little to choose between the two clubs. When you consider that Leicester are priced up at 5/2 with BetVictor, they are the value in the game and they are my selection.
This is a tough game to choose anyone in, which is why I have taken the prices into consideration when making my pick. Of all the weekend football bets coming up this weekend, Leicester City offer great value to punters, and should be backed to beat Chelsea and reach the FA Cup semi-finals.