Leicester City vs Chelsea Prediction, 1/19/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Chelsea
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (+187) Chelsea (+130)
Jamie Vardy and Leicester City (11-2-5, 3rd in the EPL) host Chelsea (8-5-5, 7th in the EPL) at King Power Stadium on Tuesday. The men protecting the net are Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The line on this matchup has Leicester City coming in at +187 and the Pensioners are at +130. The total is set at 2.5.
Leicester City took the field against Southampton in their last matchup and went home with a win by a final score of 2-0. Leicester City attempted 24 dribbles in this game and converted 15 of those attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. In the passing game, they earned a 78.8% rate by connecting on 350 of the 444 passing attempts last game. In regard to shooting accuracy, Leicester City wrapped this game up at a 25.0% rate by landing 4 SoT out of 16 shots. Leicester City is averaging 1.67 goals per 90 min (30 goals in total) and have tallied 19 assists in all contests this season.
Jamie Vardy is a guy who can be a difference maker for Leicester City. Vardy has been a starter in 298 contests during his pro soccer career and he tallies 0.57 G/90. The forward hailing from England has earned 165 goals in 25,942 professional minutes. He has accounted for 53 assists while accumulating 37 yellow cards so far in his career. Another guy who should impact this match is James Maddison, the midfielder hailing from England. Maddison has 12,829 mins in 143 starts and has been handed a total of 23 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 27 times so far in his career and he has scored 40 total goals. He currently averages 0.28 goals per 90 mins so far in his career.
The guy who will defend the goal for Leicester City is Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel has played for 46,364 mins and has 1,514 saves so far in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 1.13 (580 total goals conceded) and he is the owner of a save % of .729. The keeper born in Denmark has faced 2,077 shots attempted at him in 515 starts. Schmeichel (236-133-148 mark in his professional soccer career) has accumulated 177 clean sheets, which has him sitting with a 34.4% shutout percentage.
When they last stepped on the pitch, Chelsea took home the win by a final score of 1-0 against Fulham. They wrapped up this match by connecting on 687 out of their 779 passing tries for a percentage of 88.2%. Chelsea ended the game with a 66.7% successful dribble percentage by completing 8 out of the 12 dribbles they attempted. Chelsea converted 6 shots tried out of the team's 21 shots tried earning them a 28.6% clip when they last took the field. Having accumulated 32 goals and 24 assists in all their contests, Chelsea sports an average of 1.78 goals and 1.33 assists per 90 minutes.
Timo Werner will need to provide a lift for Chelsea. He has an average of 0.51 G/90 and has been in the starting lineup in 193 games so far in his pro soccer career. The forward from Germany has 17,021 minutes while scoring 96 goals. He has accounted for 12 yellow card warnings during his soccer career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 40 times. You should also watch out for Christian Pulisic, the forward who is from the United States. Pulisic has been given a total of 6 yellow cards in 7,655 mins played (82 starts). His G/90 average during his soccer career is 0.27. He has collected 23 goals so far in his career while helping a teammate on a goal 20 different times.
Edouard Mendy is expected to look after the net for Chelsea. During his professional soccer career, Mendy has allowed 105 goals while totaling 303 stops in 118 starts. He has allowed 0.89 goals per 90 minutes while holding a mark of 36-28-21. He is the owner of a save percentage of .774 and his clean sheet rate is currently at 42.4%. Mendy has 50 clean sheets while seeing 393 shots against him in 10,633 career minutes.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chelsea (+130)
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