Saturday, January 22, 2022

Prediction: Zenit Saint Petersburg vs Chelsea

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-0

Best Odds13/2

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Zenit Saint Petersburg and Chelsea will face each other in the Champions League this week. The match will be held at Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg and is scheduled to kick off at 5:45pm UK time on Wednesday.

Zenit Saint Petersburg

Zenit Saint Petersburg have already been knocked out of the Champions League this season. The Russian Premier League club are third in Group H at the moment with four points behind five matches, as many as eight points behind Chelsea and Juventus, who are first and second respectively.

Team News:

Central defender Dmitri Chistyakov is suspended.

Chelsea

Chelsea are at the top of Champions League Group H at the moment. Thomas Tuchel’s side, who won the Champions League last season, have picked up 12 points from five matches, as many as Italian giants Juventus. The Premier League club must match or better Juventus’s result against Malmo to go through as group winners.

Team News:

Mateo Kovacic has tested positive for coronavirus and will not play. Ben Chilwell, Trevoh Chalobah, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante all are injured.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Zenit Saint Petersburg have won 1 of their last 5 Champions League games.
  • Chelsea have won 4 of their last 5 Champions League games.
  • Zenit have lost 1 of their last 6 competitive games.
  • Chelsea have won 3 of their last 6 competitive games.

Conclusion

Chelsea are not going to field their best team, and they are also the away side. However, the Blues will still have more than enough to pick up all three points against Zenit.

Prediction: Chelsea to win 3-0

Best Odds13/2

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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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