Chelsea head east into deepest Russia on Wednesday to take on Champions League new boys FC Krasnodar.
Chelsea fans will be hoping the Russians won’t be ‘Putin’ up too much of a fight and that it’s an easy three points in the bag for Frank Lampard’s men.
Read on to get our top Odds Picks for the big match.
|Fixture||FC Krasnodar v Chelsea|
|Date||Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 17:55|
|Where||Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar|
|How to Watch||Live on BT Sport|
Top Odds Pick – Both teams to score – 9/10 at Betfair
Chelsea like to leak at least one goal per match on the road, conceding in 11 of their last 12 away competitive away matches.
This coupled with Krasnodar scoring in 10 of their last 11 matches, including last week against Rennes, has us expecting goals at both ends.
Despite that, Chelsea should have more than enough class to see off this Krasnodar side, particularly with the attacking options Lampard has.
Our Extra Pick – Timo Werner to score – 19/20 at 888sport
Speaking of attacking options, we’re expecting Timo Werner to get his name on the scoresheet on Wednesday as the German looks to kick-start his season.
Werner will be hoping that Lampard unleashes Hakim Ziyech – the Moroccan’s already proved he’s king of the Champions League assists during his time at Ajax.
If Ziyech and Werner both start, it could be a long old evening for the Krasnodar defence.
Our Long Shot – Chelsea to win 3-1 – 11/1 at bet365
Three seems to be the magic number for Chelsea on their travels recently, scoring three goals in five out of their last 10 away matches.
We’re siding with them to do it again and with Krasnodar to bag a consolation goal – fingers crossed!