Chelsea will move to within one win of a fourth Premier League title should they get the better of on-song Leicester at the King Power Stadium.
Few factions are in better form than the flying Foxes, who have felled four foes in a row ahead of the Blues’ visit, but it seems their imperious streak has got the bookies in a fluster.
Inexplicably, the champions elect are 3/4 to beat a team just one point above the relegation zone.
That price again – 3/4.
It’s a number punters can’t afford to pass up and leaves the remaining two match-betting wagers looking shabby by contrast.
Leicester are 4/1 for success, while the draw weighs in at 27/10, but these rate as unconvincing also-rans when there’s an almost even-money offering to be had about the best team in the country claiming the spoils at one of the division’s weakest.
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Here’s why it definitely will:
Leicester are having to deal with far superior opposition than those they’ve recently beaten.
Plundering the points from West Ham, West Brom, Swansea and Burnley is essential if survival is the aim, but the quality of these sides is negligible when compared to that of Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho’s men had their own four-match winning run snapped in a goalless draw at Arsenal last time out; their form is not that of upset fodder.
Only one rival of equal divisional standing has beaten the Blues this year.
Not since shipping five at Tottenham on January 1st has a top-tier adversary toppled Chelsea.
Since their away goals exit from the Champions League, they’ve won four of six and haven’t conceded a goal in three straight.
Only Arsenal boast a better record against bottom half sides than Chelsea.
A 1-1 Stamford Bridge stalemate with Burnley is one of just three blemishes from 16 matches against those based below the Premier League equator.
Just nine goals have been shipped in these outings, while as many opponents of this ilk have failed to score.
Leicester, by contrast, have been beaten in four of six versus those currently stationed in the top ten.