Leicester City vs Chelsea Prediction, 11/20/2021 EPL Soccer Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Leicester City vs Chelsea
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: King Power Stadium in Leicester, England
Odds/Point Spread: Leicester City (+330) Chelsea (-108)
N'Golo Kante and Chelsea (8-2-1, 1st in the EPL) head to King Power Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet Leicester City (4-3-4, 12th in the EPL). The goalies expected to start will be Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City and Edouard Mendy for Chelsea. The moneyline on this contest has Leicester City priced at +330 and the Pensioners are at -108. The O/U opens at 2.5.
Leicester City played Leeds United in their last game and finished with a draw with a score of 1-1. In regard to passing, they ended with a 79.2% passes received rate by converting 274 of the 346 pass targets in their last outing. Leicester City attempted 13 dribbles in this game and were able to convert 6 of those dribbles for a rate of 46.2%.
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In regard to shooting accuracy, Leicester City ended this match at a 33.3% rate by hitting 3 shots on target of 9 shots. Leicester City is averaging 1.45 goals per 90 (16 total goals) and have earned 12 assists in all matches this season.
James Maddison is a player you are going to want to keep your eye on for Leicester City. He has accounted for 30 assists while tallying 24 yellow card cautions in his career. Maddison has been a starter in 164 matchups so far in his career and tallies 0.27 goals per 90 mins. The midfielder from England has tallied 44 goals scored in 14,493 professional minutes played.
Someone else who should impact this match is Jamie Vardy, the forward born in England. He has helped on a goal 58 times during his soccer career while he has scored 176 goals. Vardy has been on the field for 28,327 mins during 325 career starting assignments and has been handed 39 yellow card cautions. He is averaging 0.56 G/90 thus far in his career.
The man who will protect the net for Leicester City will be Kasper Schmeichel. Schmeichel (249-140-159 mark during his career) has 183 shutouts, which gives him a 33.5% clean sheet percentage. The keeper hailing from Denmark has seen 2,189 shots attempted at him in 546 career starts. His goals against per 90 mins is 1.2 (627 goals conceded) and he holds a save percentage of 72.4. Schmeichel has seen the pitch for a total of 49,154 mins and has tallied 1,584 stops during his career.
For their last match, Chelsea went home with a draw by a final score of 1-1 against Burnley. They finished this game by connecting on 595 of the 656 pass attempts for a rate of 90.7%. Chelsea earned a 64.7% successful dribble rate by connecting on 11 of the 17 dribbles they pursued. Chelsea converted 4 shots attempted out of 25 shots attempted giving them a 16.0% clip in their last match. With a total of 26 goals and 17 assists in all their contests, Chelsea has an average of 2.36 goals and 1.55 assists per 90.
N'Golo Kante should be able to be counted on for Chelsea. He sports an average of 0.06 goals per 90 minutes and has started 259 matches during his career. The midfielder from France has accumulated 22,932 professional minutes while scoring 15 goals. He has totaled 40 yellow card warnings so far in his career and has assisted a teammate on a goal 19 times. Make sure to watch out for Kai Havertz, the forward representing Germany. Havertz has been given 12 yellow cards in 11,035 mins (124 career starting assignments). His goals per 90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.34. He has tallied 42 goals during his career while assisting on a goal 24 different times.
Edouard Mendy is expected to look after the goal for Chelsea. Mendy has accumulated 65 clean sheets and has defended 465 shots attempted against him in 13,018 minutes in his career. He holds a save % of 77.6 and his shutout rate is currently 44.8%. He has surrendered 0.84 goals per 90 and he has a record of 53-34-25. In his career, Mendy has conceded 122 goals and has earned 359 stops in 145 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's EPL game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Leicester City (+330)
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