FC Krasnodar vs Chelsea preview
The Champions League tournament is set to enter week two since its start in the current season. Chelsea will have a chance of redeeming themselves when they travel to Krasnodar Stadium to face the Russian side.
The Blues settled for a barren draw with LaLiga club Sevilla in their Group E opener last which was followed by another goalless draw on Sunday against Manchester United.
- Chelsea are winless in their last three matches in all competition.
- The two sides have never met before in an official Uefa competition.
- At least two goals have been produced in Kransdor’s last twelve matches.
- Krasnodar have only kept a single clean sheet in their last 14 matches in all competitions.
- Both teams settled for a draw in their UCL opener with Chelsea registering a 0-0 result at home while Kransnador secured a one-all draw.
- The Blues have registered four clean sheets in their last eight matches in all competitions.
The hosts will be hoping to have Remy Cabella available for selection after his coronavirus test came back inconclusive last week.
Krasnodar will have quartet Viktor Claesson, Ari, Dmitrity Stotskiy and Wanderson Maciel ahead of the home clash. Yuri Gazinskiy could come in for Tonny Vilhena to shore up the midfield.
For the Blues, they will be without the services of youngster Billy Gilmour who has already stepped up his recovery from a knee injury. This match comes early for Gilmour and is set to be available after the next international break.
Left back Marcos Alonso is suspended for the away trip while goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga is on the sidelines with an injury.
Hakim Ziyech is still waiting to make his full debut for the Blues following his arrival from Ajax.
Krasnodar vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Krasnodar and Chelsea have never met before in an official UEFA Competition and Wednesday night will mark the first meeting.
Krasnodar vs. Chelsea Prediction
Chelsea have lacked the cutting edge in their last two matches against Sevilla and Manchester United and this is expected to be a must win for Frank Lampard. Well, we expect the Blues to improve at the back while adding a little more of attack, with a good margin on the cards.
Krasnodar will be no pushovers in Russia, but Chelsea have the quality in attack to hit the back of the net and at the back to shut the home side out.
Our pundits’ topbets predict a win for the visitors. Betway backing the results with 1.45 odds while 1Xbet giving 1.449 odds
This game will register quite a number of goals.
Over 2.5 –1.71 Betway odds and 1.78 odds for 1XBet
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