Our expert tipster’s Chelsea v Leicester City football betting tips are in, and he thinks Chelsea will win the FA Cup.
Chelsea v Leicester City
Saturday 15th May, 5.15pm
Wembley Stadium, London
Live on BBC One & BBC iPlayer
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The magic of the FA Cup reaches fever pitch this weekend when Leicester City take on Chelsea in what is sure to be an entertaining final. Thomas Tuchel has Chelsea looking like a whole new team since his arrival, but Brendan Rodgers will be desperate for his first trophy as Leicester City boss.
Chelsea just progressed in the Champions League to book a final spot against Premier League rivals Manchester City, and will be confident of their ability to kick off a prospective Champions League and FA Cup double.
A massive 21,000 fans will be in attendance at the national stadium as part of a pilot event for the return of fans following the Covid-19 pandemic. It will be the largest crowd at a football match since the onset of the pandemic early last year.
Chelsea v Leicester City Odds
Leicester are relatively heavy underdogs at 29/10 for victory, while Chelsea are 10/11 favourites for the win. Don’t forget that this is a cup game, so if the game goes to extra-time and you’ve betted on a win for either side, you’ve lost.
Chelsea v Leicester City Betting Tips
Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.
Leicester to lift the trophy – 8/5
There’s a solid chance that neither one of these sides will be able to figure the other out over the 90 minutes, and if Rodgers’ side are going to pull off the upset, they may need full-time. Chelsea won’t want to see extra-time, with the Champions League final still to come – and they’re not assured a spot in the tournament for next year.
Chelsea to win by one goal – 23/10
This game is going to be tight, regardless of who wins. If Chelsea take the trophy within 90 minutes, we’d be very surprised if they did it in a particularly dominant fashion. Therefore, we like our chances at 23/10 odds for them to only win by the one goal. Leicester to win by one is also a very tasty market at 4/1, which is worth taking a look at.
Jamie Vardy to score anytime – 5/2
Vardy has scored some massive goals in his career. He’s helped Leicester City to promotions and Premier League titles, and has bagged in an England shirt before. But a goal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley is the stuff of boyhood dreams, and we think he’ll be more motivated than ever to make history by finding the back of the net under that famous London arch.