Midweek Premier League action rolls on with a crucial game in the relegation battle as Leeds United looks to try and stay afloat as they host Chelsea. Leeds are level on points with Burnley, however with three games left it is practically impossible for Leeds to make up an 18-goal differential deficit so they’ll need to finish ahead of Burnley to stay up. Chelsea hasn’t been in stellar form recently, but still sit five points clear of Tottenham for a spot in the Champions League.
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Leeds United vs Chelsea Odds
As you would expect, Chelsea is a massive favorite in this game sitting at -152 on the money line right now. Leeds United is +410 and the draw is +335. The spread is 1 and juiced towards Leeds who are +1 at -129. Chelsea is -1 at +108. The spread is 2.5 and juiced to the over as you’d expect. Over 2.5 is -157 and Under 2.5 is +130.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Spread and Moneyline Predictions
Draw +335 | Leeds United +1 (-129)
Burnley also has a game with a team in the top-6 in the standings on the schedule so Leeds doesn’t absolutely have to get a result here, but it would certainly be a massive boost to their hopes of staying up. Leeds took it on the chin against Manchester City and Arsenal in their last two games, but prior to that they’d seen an uptick in play under newly appointed manager Jesse Marsch. It’s been a slog for Chelsea as of late as they’ve won just one of their last five fixtures entering this contest. They’re still a much better team than Leeds, but expect the Elland Road crowd to give Leeds a boost similar to what Everton’s home crowd did in their 1-0 win over Chelsea last weekend.
Leeds United vs Chelsea Total Prediction
Over 2.5 (-157)
Leeds goals allowed numbers are eye-popping, but also misleading. They have been better under Marsch than they were under Marcelo Bielsa this season, but they still aren’t a good defensive team. Expect them to come out flying with the passionate home fans behind them, but Chelsea is just too talented to be denied also. This could be a really fun, back-and-forth game with tons of stakes and drama.
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