In the first round of the Champions League group stage, Zenit will play away against Chelsea. You can place a bet with the best odds on 1xbet.
During last season, Chelsea changed their coach, and the result was not long in coming – three months later, the team led by Thomas Tuchel won the Champions League, beating Manchester City in the final. On Tuesday, Londoners begin their defense of such a prestigious trophy. They will be opposed by the champion of Russia in recent years.
Zenit fans are anxiously awaiting the start of the team in the Champions League. In recent seasons, Petersburgers have failed in the strongest club tournament of the continent, even in more modest groups, and here – in rivals Chelsea and Juventus. However, in such a group, perhaps, it will be even easier for Petersburgers, because there is much less psychological pressure. No one expects feats from Zenit. Isn’t there a reason to shoot, is it?
– Chelsea have never lost a European home match against an opponent from Russia (3 wins and a draw).
– “Zenith”, oddly enough, has a positive statistics of European matches against teams from England – 4 wins, 3 draws.
– Chelsea have kept their net in 4 of their last 6 UEFA Champions League home games.
– Zenit won only 2 of the last 15 Champions League matches (2 draws, 11 defeats).
Chelsea are considered the undisputed favorites of this confrontation. Nevertheless, we believe that Zenit will not lose big at Stamford Bridge. We bet on Zenit to win with a handicap (+2.5) with the odds of 1.51 .