Bet of the day: Total goals over 3.5 in Leicester v Chelsea game
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | December 14, 2015
Coral’s bet of the day
- Vardy and Mahrez on fire for Foxes
- Chelsea back in form after Champions League exploits
- Four or more have been scored in five of their last seven meetings
Total match goals over 3.5
Leicester welcome Chelsea in an intriguing Monday night Premier League fixture, and Coral have picked this game as the subject of our bet of the day.
Take tempting odds of 11/5 for there to be over 3.5 goals in this match, and read on to find out why you should take a gamble.
In each of the last three fixtures that the Foxes have hosted the Blues they have produced results of four or more strikes, including the 3-1 loss in favour of the latter last season.
Goals galore in recent meetings
On top of that, five of the last seven meetings in all competitions have seen over 3.5 goals too, with scorelines such as 5-2 and 4-3, making this bet more likely than not to come off.
There will be much on the line, especially for Chelsea this time around too as they sit way down in 16th place and just a sole point above the relegation zone before this clash.
But they’ll be buoyed by their midweek Champions League victory over Porto, which ensured their passage into he knockout round of that tournament.
Brazilian Willian, one of the Blues’ few shining lights this season so far, once again found the net in that match, and will be hoping to link up with other attackers looking to prove a point.
Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Pedro Rodriguez have not been in the bets of form, but the former duo were on target against Leicester last term at Stamford Bridge.
Vardy and Mahrez in top scoring form
For the Foxes, meanwhile, they have two of the most in-form forwards in Europe, as Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have terrorised opposition defenders for much of the campaign so far.
Record-breaker Vardy has 14 goals, while Algeria international Mahrez is close behind on 11, and don’t look likely to be stopped by Chelsea.
If, however, they fail to fire, then they’ll still be able to rely on the likes of Leonardo Ulloa, Shinji Okazaki and Nathan Dyer, with key man N’Golo Kante marshalling the midfield.