CHELSEA are hoping to avoid crashing out a second competition in a week today when they travel to Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
The Blues' Champions League campaign ended with a 3-0 defeat in Barcelona while Leicester were gearing up for the cup with a four-day training camp in Spain and will be fresh and raring to go.
Both teams to score
Leicester are unbeaten in eight at home in all competitions while Chelsea have lost five away games on the spin but the Blues have a great record at the King Power with just one defeat in the last seven visits so calling the result looks tough.
I'm happy to focus on other markets with both teams having scored in seven of Leicester's last eight and Chelsea looking likely to net and concede. Go for btts at 3-4
Both sides are set to field strong line-ups and over 2.5 goals is worth adding at 17-20. Ten of Chelsea's last 12 have brought up the bet and Leicester's home form should see them weigh in too.
The league meeting earlier this season at Leicester – which Chelsea won 2-1 – ended with 11 corners and Conte's men are seeing an average of 9.7 on the road in the top flight.
Leicester's home outings are averaging just over 10 corners per match so consider over 9.5 at 5-6.
Leicester will get stuck in to see what Chelsea are made of and try to knock them off their stride, with midfielder terrier Wilfred Ndidi leading the way.
The likes of Harry Maguire and Danny Simpson are no shrinking violets either and I like the look of over 1.5 Leicester cards at 4-6.
Bet Builder Tips
- Both teams to score
- Over 2.5 goals
- Over 9.5 corners
- Over 1.5 Leicester cards
- (11-2, bet365)