Krasnodar vs Chelsea Betting Preview | 28 Oct 2020

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Desperate to make a much-needed return to winning ways after what has been an extended sluggish patch, Chelsea will be hoping to pick up their first Champions League victory when they travel to Krasnodar on Wednesday evening.

Eventually playing out what was a remarkably uneventful 0-0 stalemate away at Old Trafford over the weekend, the former Premier League champions have now played out a draw in their last three contests on the bounce, including another 0-0 scoreline against Sevilla on home soil last week.

On the flip side, while Krasnodar might have managed to come from behind and open their own European campaign with a 1-1 draw away at debutants Rennes last week, the Russian outfit were hit with a worrying 3-1 drumming at the hands of Spartak Moscow on Saturday.

With Frank Lampard’s side smelling a golden opportunity to pick up a real morale boost on foreign soil in midweek, you might be interested to know that Chelsea can be found priced at 1/2 with Paddy Power to open their Champions League account on Wednesday evening.

Betting Tip: Chelsea win by 2+ goals – 6/4 @ EnergyBet
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

A tough test for the Russians

While Krasnodar might have shocked many as they made the trip to French debutants Rennes last week and snatched a late point on foreign soil, Head Coach Murad Musayev was vocal about his side’s worrying display over the weekend.

Making their return to Premier League duties in Russia’s top-tier on Saturday, the Bulls were hit with what turned out to be a 3-1 drumming at home against Spartak Moscow and they do find themselves in the midst of a domestic blip.

Winning just one of their last four top-flight appearances and in for another tricky test at the Stadion FK Krasnodar, Wednesday’s hosts have also continued to show some glaring problems at the back as they have now failed to record a clean sheet in their last eight matchups across all formats.

Also without a clean sheet on home soil to their name over the past eight weeks and shipping a trio of strikes against Moscow last time out, you might be interested to know that Krasnodar are priced at 13/8 with William Hill to once again concede over 2.5 goals in midweek.

Betting Tip: Chelsea win by 2+ goals – 6/4 @ EnergyBet
*Odds are correct at time of writing and are subject to change without prior notice.

Lampard seeking a bounce

While Frank Lampard might have praised his side after their lacklustre 0-0 stalemate away at Old Trafford over the weekend, Chelsea do find themselves in the midst of an extended blip.

Although the West London outfit might have entered the international break with a thumping 4-0 win against Crystal Palace on home soil, the Blues have drawn each of their three contests since the restart, including back-to-back 0-0 scorelines.

While the former England midfielder might be searching for his side to find some much-needed stability, he should at least take some solace from Chelsea’s recent improvements at the back since Edouard Mendy arrived at Stamford Bridge.

Firmly seen as Lampard’s number one between the sticks, the former Rennes shot-stopped has recorded back-to-back clean sheets and you might be interested to know that Wednesday’s guests can be found priced at 11/10 with Unibet to leave Russia unscathed once again in midweek.

Elsewhere, still waiting for his first full debut after coming off the bench on a handful of occasions, Hakim Ziyech could be in line to start in attack for the Blues on Wednesday evening.


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