As the English Premier League moves on, it’s interesting that we have this EPL game on the Monday the 14th of December 2015 with the Foxes of Leicester City playing the Blues of Chelsea with the game being played at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, United Kingdom with the kick-off scheduled for 3 PM ET. For those that Bet on Soccer at an online sportsbook, the Blues are at +125 and the Foxes at +195 with the draw at +205 and the total at 2.5.
Lately it has been difficult to stop the Foxes of Leicester City who are now 2 points in the lead in the EPL since they had a 3 goal win last Saturday over Swansea. Meanwhile the Blues are expected to be seeking a win to improve their standings in what is expected to be a very exciting game on Monday afternoon.
For the fans of the Foxes of Leicester City the team increased the streak of unbeaten games in the EPL to 8 after a incredible 3-0 win this past Saturday over Swansea City A.F.C. Their R. Mahrez had a hat trick and Leicester City has not had a loss in their ultimate 11 games on the road.
The Foxes will seek to continue their winning streak, and to do that they will need another good game from their star strikers Mahrez and J. Hardy as Hardy has had 14 goals to date. Both will look to score against the Blues backline that to date this season have allowed some 24 goals, and that ranks them at 6th worst in the EPL this season, and the struggling defense will be merrily greeted by the Foxes since they have score a goal or goals in every league game this season. In the last 6 EPL games for Leicester they have won 5 and lost 1.
If you happened to be a fan of the Blues of Chelsea and you’re wondering what’s up with your team, well you are not alone. The team dropped to the 8th place in the EPL with their loss on Sunday to Bournemouth 1-0 who lost to this team at home for the 1st time since back in the 2001 season.
Chelsea will desperately attempt to get back on the winning track this Monday when they play the Foxes. To do that they will need to improve their performances throughout the entire game, because they have previously given up more goals in the ultimate 15 minutes of their game than has Chelsea.
The pressure then will be on their team captain J. Terry and the balance of the team to step up since the Foxes have the highest scoring total of the league this season with 32 goals, but really their team has played well on defense as they had a stretch of 390 minutes in all games when they did not concede 1 goal. But that came to a halt, last Saturday when Bournemouth scored a goal.
It appeared in the Blues last game that their offense came back to life with a win in the UEFA Champions League over Porto 2-0, and that was their 4th game with a win in their last 5 games. The Blues are happy to have D. Costa back in the lineup, since he assisted in both the goals against in their win in Wednesday. Thus Costa can be a crucial team member in taking down Leicester City in this upcoming game.
The sports betting prediction for this game is that the Foxes of Leicester City will beat the Blues of Chelsea in this EPL game 2-1.