Chelsea is trying to earn a rare win away at Leeds, against a team that defeated them in 26 of those 40 games when they had home pitch advantage. Despite the fact that the visitors are a much better squad these days, there are a couple of reasons for punters to expect tradition to be respected.
Match: Leeds vs Chelsea
Bet: Leeds 1X
Odds: Bet365 2.10
For starters, the visitors have played a lot of games lately and the busy schedule took its toll and some of the key players are missing. In the defense, John Terry and Gary Cahill will leave wide spaces that will need to be filled by David Luiz and Branislav Ivanovic. Things don’t look much better in the offense, where midfielders Ramires and John Obi Mikel miss out due to suspension and Oriel Romeu was unable to shake off an injury.
Among the players that are doubtful for tonight, Daniel Sturridge is the most important one but there are others that might not start from the first minute. Chelsea played games on different continents and the long voyage back home from Japan is a serious cause for concern. On the other hand, we have a team that looks forward to play its best against the Champions League holders and Leeds is going to field the best possible squad. The only concern is Jamie Ashdown as the goalkeeper is undergoing treatment.
If we look back at the 40 games played between these two teams with Leeds as hosts, we’ll notice that only 4 times the visitors got away with all three points. Punters should take Bet365’s offer and choose the double chance bet now that the odds stand at 2.10.