Sunday, September 26, 2021

Prediction: Chelsea vs Zenit Saint Petersburg

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Chelsea and Zenit Saint Petersburg will face each other in the Champions League this week. The Group H game will be held at Stamford Bridge in London and is scheduled to kick off at 8pm UK time on Tuesday.

Chelsea

Chelsea won the Champions League last season. Thomas Tuchel’s side got the better of Premier League rivals Manchester City in the final and became the 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 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 Saint Petersburg

Zenit Saint Petersburg will know that winning Group H is going to be hard. Chelsea and Juventus are the clear favourites to progress from the group, but anything is possible, especially with the Bianconeri not looking particularly great at the moment.

Sergei Semak’s side won the Russian Premier League last season and will be confident of at least finishing third ahead of Malmo and dropping to the Europa League.

Team News:

Midfielder Magomed Ozdoyev is out injured.

Key Factors to Consider

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

Conclusion

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

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-0

Best Odds: 6/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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