Leicester get a visit from Jose Mourinho’s bandwagon on Monday and after another of their disastrous Premier League results against Bournemouth when the Cherries strolled off with a one nil win over the London side, they’ll be hungry to grab some points to improve their Premier League standings, but if you’re making Premier League bets who should you be backing in this clash of the high flying and brought low?
Chelsea beating Porto in the Champions League never seemed in doubt. Mourinho‘s insight into his old side making it a mere formality as the Pensioners cruised into the knock-out stages with an ease that makes their Premier League scores all the more puzzling. Premier League games should be far easier than playing the cream of Europe, and yet it has been these Premier League fixtures that has been causing Chelsea all their woes and made them the most risky of Premier League bets.
Currently 14th in the Premier League table Chelsea find themselves just two points above teams in the Premier League relegation zone, and criticism of Mourinho has been building as the team has only managed three wins in their last ten Premier League matches. Mourinho believes his team can still grab one of the top four spots come seasons end and if you’re in the UK gambling laws of averages will see the great name of Chelsea rise from so low in the rankings, you’re probably right.
Premier League Bets Don’t Come Much Tougher
Will they manage to start this recovery in Leicester? That seems doubtful, Leicester have proved to be one of the safest Premier League bets this season with only one loss in the last ten games and the enviable position at the top of the table. Their ensemble cast of Premier League players giving them the edge over some of the more focused teams, however it is Premier League goals that count and their 1-1 draw with Man Utd is perhaps far more indicative of what we’re likely to see on Monday than their 3-0 thrashing of Swansea.
The last time these two teams met Chelsea skipped away 3-1 winners, and despite times having changed since then the big name bookies like Bet365 are giving the Londoners the edge at 5/4 with Leicester not far off at 11/5 and a draw out at 12/5. Does this mean you should back Mourinho’s mob to be one of the safe bets this weekend? Not really. This game is going to be Leicester trying to hold their position and Chelsea trying to have one, as Premier League bets go this is the tricky one.
Perhaps a look at the last time they met might shed some light on which way one should leap, although at those odds perhaps it’s Leicester that are worth the risk this time round. Here’s the action from the last time these two went head to head so you can make your own mind up.