Chelsea vs Leicester City Prediction, 5/18/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Leicester City
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-105) Leicester City (+280)
Stamford Bridge is the venue where Mason Mount and Chelsea (18-10-8, 4th in the EPL) will take on Leicester City (20-6-10, 3rd in the EPL) on Tuesday. The expected starting goalkeepers will be Edouard Mendy for Chelsea and Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City. The moneyline on this contest has Chelsea priced at -105 and the Foxes are at +280. The O/U has been set at 2.25.
Chelsea took the field against Arsenal in their most recent game and went home with a loss by a final score of 1-0. When talking about passing the ball, they finished with a 88.8% rate by connecting on 701 out of their 789 passing attempts in their last outing. Chelsea tried 18 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 15 of the attempts for a rate of 83.3%. In regard to shooting accuracy, Chelsea finished the game at a 21.1% clip by putting 4 shots on target of 19 total shots. Chelsea sports an average of 1.47 goals per 90 min (53 total goals) and are sitting with 37 assists in all matches for the year.
Mason Mount is a guy who should be able to impact this game for Chelsea. Mount has started 119 games during his pro soccer career while he scores 0.25 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder hailing from England has accumulated 30 goals scored in 10,781 mins played. He has accounted for 22 assists while earning 12 yellow card cautions in his career. One more player who should impact this match is Timo Werner, the forward representing Germany. Werner has totaled 18,071 mins during 204 starts and has been handed a total of 13 yellow card warnings. He has assisted a teammate on a goal 44 times so far in his career while scoring 98 goals. He is averaging 0.49 goals per 90 minutes thus far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Chelsea will be Edouard Mendy. Mendy (45-32-23 record during his career) has accumulated 59 clean sheets, which has earned him a 44.4% clean sheet rate. The keeper hailing from Senegal has faced 431 shots attempted against him in 133 career starting assignments. His goals against per 90 minutes is 0.9 (116 total goals allowed) and he has a save % of 76.8. Mendy has seen the field for a total of 11,983 minutes and has tallied 330 saves in his pro soccer career.
The last time they took the field, Leicester City earned three points by winning 2-1 against Manchester United. Leicester City had a 50.0% successful dribble rate by completing 4 of the 8 dribbles they attempted. They finished the match by connecting on 421 of the 513 passes they attempted for a percentage of 82.1%. Leicester City had 3 shots tried out of their 12 shots tried giving them a 25.0% clip when they last stepped onto the pitch. With a total of 61 goals and 44 assists in all their contests, Leicester City has an average of 1.69 goals and 1.22 assists per 90.
James Maddison should provide a lift for Leicester City. He is currently averaging 0.28 goals per 90 and has started 154 games so far in his career. The midfielder representing England has totaled 13,768 minutes while scoring 43 goals. He has accumulated 24 yellow cards in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 30 times. Be sure to keep an eye out for Jamie Vardy, the forward born in England. He has accumulated 167 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 57 times. Vardy has earned himself a total of 37 yellow cards in 27,212 professional minutes (312 starts). His G/90 average during his pro soccer career is 0.55.
Kasper Schmeichel is expected to look after the goal for Leicester City. Schmeichel has recorded 182 clean sheets and has defended 2,130 shots against him in 47,984 mins throughout his career. He sports a save percentage of 72.6 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 34.1%. He has given up 1.13 goals per 90 mins while earning a mark of 245-137-153. So far in his pro soccer career, Schmeichel has conceded 603 goals while totaling 1,545 stops in 533 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Leicester City (+280) and under the total goals
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