Chelsea vs Palmeiras
Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Chelsea passed Arabian side Al-Hilal pragmatically. But the Blues will face tougher competition in Brazil's Palmeiras. Will Chelsea win with a class, or will the Brazilians put the European side to shame?Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Chelsea narrowly defeated Al Hilal 1-0 in the semi-finals. The game was equal, and Leonardo Jardim managed to impose himself on the London club. But midget conqueror Romelu Lukaku got his club through to the final. A more serious opponent awaits him there. But let's not forget how well the London club did in January - passing two stages in the FA Cup, reaching the final of the League Cup, escaping defeat against Liverpool, but losing to Man City (0-1).
Brazilian Palmeiras started their journey with a 2-0 semi-final win over Egypt's Al Ahly. However, the Egyptians shot more (12 versus 14 shots towards goal, 4 versus 5 shots on target) and possessed the ball more often (42 versus 58%). However, at last year's tournament, Palmeiras lost in the third-place match to this team. Currently, Brazil host the Paulista Liga. And there, the Brazilian club has not lost once after four rounds, winning three times and losing once. Palmeiras seem to have taken a step forward compared to last year.
Expert Betting Tips
We're expecting a tense final with plenty of caution. We believe that the first half will end in a draw. 22bet gives 2.10 for this bet. And we also reckon that we won't see any goals in either half, as the game will go to the first mistake. 1xbet gives 1.80 for this bet.
Finally, we believe that the Blues are likely to be distinguished by Hakim Ziyech, who has a knack for curling beautiful goals at important moments. Romelu Lukaku will surely get confused in the final game, as is typical of him. Bet365 gives 3.10 for the Marseille man's goal.