UEFA Champions League News: Prediction: Chelsea – Zenit St. Petersburg

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Prediction: Chelsea wins 3-0

Best odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Chelsea and Zenit Saint Petersburg will face off this week in the Champions League. The Group H match will take place at London’s Stamford Bridge and kick off on Tuesday at 20:00 UK time.

Chelsea

Chelsea won the Champions League last season. Thomas Tuchel’s side got the better of Manchester City’s Premier League rivals in the final and became European champions for only the second time in their history.

The Blues will be determined to start the new Champions League season with a win. Italian giants Juventus and Malmo FF are the other teams in Group H, and Chelsea will be confident of finishing in the top two.

Team news:

Midfielder N’Golo Kante and winger Christian Pulisic will miss Tuesday’s game with ankle injuries.

Zenit St. Petersburg

Zenit St Petersburg will know that winning Group H will be difficult. Chelsea and Juventus are the undisputed favorites for the exit from the group, but anything is possible, especially with the Bianconeri who are not particularly well at the moment.

Sergei Semak’s side won the Russian Premier League last season and will be confident to finish at least third in front of Malmo and move on to the Europa League.

Team news:

Midfielder Magomed Ozdoyev is out with an injury.

Key factors to consider

  • Chelsea have won four of their last six competitive games.
  • Zenit have won four of their last six competitive matches.
  • Zenit have lost each of their last three trips to England.
  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 11 UEFA Champions League group stage games.
  • Zenit are winless in their last seven UEFA Champions League matches.

Conclusion

Chelsea are likely to win against Zenit with relative ease. Expect a win of at least two or three goals.

Prediction: Chelsea wins 3-0

Best odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

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