Chelsea vs Leicester prediction, odds & betting tips – 17/03/2024

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Chelsea vs Leicester prediction
Can Leicester stop Chelsea's FA Cup run? – Photo by Icon Sport

Chelsea and Leicester will meet in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, 17 March.

Will Chelsea have an easy job against their lower-league opponent or will Leicester eliminate another Premier League club from the competition? Find out by reading our Chelsea vs Leicester prediction and make sure to also check out some of our other FA Cup predictions too.

Chelsea vs Leicester prediction: A high-scoring and close affair

Chelsea vs Leicester predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Over 2.5 total goals

⚽ Correct score prediction

Chelsea 2-2 Leicester

👑 Double chance prediction

Leicester or draw

Key Stats

  • Chelsea have averaged 3.41 total goals in Premier League this season, while Leicester have averaged 2.89 total goals per game in Championship so far.
  • Leicester have gone over 2.5 total goals in seven of their last 10 matches in all competitions.
  • Three of the four games Chelsea played in the FA Cup so far have gone over 2.5 total goals.
  • Leicester have already eliminated one Premier League team from the FA Cup this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Chelsea clearly favoured to win

  • HOME: 4/9 (2.75) – 69.20%
  • DRAW: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.70%
  • AWAY: 11/2 (6.50) – 15.40%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It is clear from these Chelsea vs Leicester odds that the London team are the expected winners, which is hardly surprising given that Chelsea are playing in a league above Leicester, at least till the end of this season.

In addition to this, Chelsea have done well recently as they are undefeated in their last four games in Premier League. On the other hand, Leicester have lost three of their last five Championship matches, though they remain at the top of the standings.

In any case, if you like our predictions for this duel, check out some of our favourite betting tips for today too.

Last five H2Hs: Chelsea dominating the matchup

England Premier League 11/03/23

Leicester

Leicester

1
Chelsea

Chelsea

3

England Premier League 27/08/22

Chelsea

Chelsea

2
Leicester

Leicester

1

England Premier League 19/05/22

Chelsea

Chelsea

1
Leicester

Leicester

1

England Premier League 20/11/21

Leicester

Leicester

0
Chelsea

Chelsea

3

England Premier League 18/05/21

Chelsea

Chelsea

2
Leicester

Leicester

1

With four wins in the last five duels with Leicester City, Chelsea have been dominating the Foxes recently. The situation is pretty similar when we look at their overall H2H record – 61-38-27 in favour of the Blues.

Chelsea preview: Looking for another great FA Cup run

The Blues have made the FA Cup finals three times in the last four season, though they lost every time, once against Leicester City, their upcoming opponent in the quarter-finals of this competition. Chelsea enter this match in solid form, with their only loss in the last seven games coming against Liverpool in the EFL Cup final, just a few minutes before the match was due to go to a penalty shootout.

Chelsea are currently without injured Benjamin Chilwell, Levi Colwill, Christopher Nkunku, Benoit Badiashile, Romeo Lavia, and Lesley Ugochukwu.

Predicted LineupPetrovic – Gusto, Disasi, Chalobah, Cucurella – Caicedo, Fernandez – Sterling, Palmer, Mudryk – Jackson

England Premier League 19/05/24

W

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

1

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

England Premier League 15/05/24

W

Brighton

Brighton

1

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

England Premier League 11/05/24

W

Nottm Forest

Nottm Forest

2

Chelsea

Chelsea

3

England Premier League 05/05/24

W

West Ham

West Ham

0

Chelsea

Chelsea

5

England Premier League 02/05/24

W

Tottenham

Tottenham

0

Chelsea

Chelsea

2

Leicester preview: A tough task for the Foxes in the FA Cup

While Leicester are still sitting at the top of Championship standings right now, their recent form seriously hurt their chances of winning the league and securing direct promotion. On the bright side, at least Leicester have ended a three-game losing streak in the league with a draw against Hull the previous weekend.

Meanwhile, Kasey McAteer, Ricardo Pereira, and Dennis Praet are out with injuries at the moment.

Predicted LineupHermansen – Choudhury, Faes, Coady, Doyle – Dewsbury-Hall, Winks, Akgun, Mavididi – Fatawu, Vardy

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

Leicester

Leicester

0

England Championship 29/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Leicester

Leicester

3

England Championship 23/04/24

W

Southampton

Southampton

0

Leicester

Leicester

5

England Championship 20/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

1

Leicester

Leicester

2

England Championship 12/04/24

L

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Leicester

Leicester

0

Player to watch: Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall

With 10 goals and 12 assists in Championship this season, the player who started his career at Leicester City has led the team to the first place in the standings, at least for now. Can he lead them to the FA Cup semi-finals too?

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall
Dewsbury-Hall looking for his first goal in the FA Cup this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Dewsbury-Hall to score first?

So far, half of Dewsbury-Hall's 10 goals in Championship have been the first goals of the match, so betting on him to open the scoring against Chelsea might be worth a punt.


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