Champions League. Group H. Round 5.
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (London)
Referee: Srdjan Jovanovic
The match of the first round ended with a hard-won Juventus victory. Next, the game for the first place in the group. After that, who will top the group? The question deserves to be asked.Get Your Sing-Up Bonus!
Chelsea leads the championship race in the Premier League, despite the second place in the group standings of the Champions League. Indeed, last weekend, the Blues defeated Brendan Rodgers' Leicester in a home match with a score of 3:0. Former Leicester players N'Golo Kanté and Ben Chilwell played a vital role in the victory of the London club. Thus, the gap from the nearest opponents is three points.
Within the Champions League, Chelsea got three wins in four matches. The lead from third place is extended to six points, so the task of leaving the relegation zone is done. It remains to claim the first place.
Juventus is having a hard time playing home, opposed to away matches. The Black and Whites are seventh in Serie A, although they were 10th recently. Due to victories over Fiorentina and Lazio, Massimiliano Allegri's team fell four points behind the top 4 and 11 points behind the first position in the standings.
In the Champions League, the Zebras shows the perfect score (12 points). We hope that with the victory in the confrontation Zenit with a total score of 5:2 and a cold-blooded win over Chelsea in the first round, Juventus can make good progress in the playoff stage.
Chelsea and Juventus had five games. The Old Lady leads with a score of 2:1. The first-round match was crowned with a close Juventus win (1:0). It was Federico Chiesa who scored the only goal. However, Chelsea put a lot of effort to straighten things out, but they didn't manage to drive the ball into the net of Wojciech Szczęsny. The only victory the Blues had was back in 2009. Then Didier Drogba scored the only goal.
- In 11 of the 12 games with Chelsea in the Champions League, the total goals scored was under 2.5.
- Chelsea has played at zero in 5 of the 6 Champions League games.
- Juventus have won 9 of the ten games within the Champions League.
- In the last three games of Juventus in the Champions League, the first half ended in a draw and the match - with the win of the Black and Whites.
Expert Betting Tips
Juventus will come to secure the draw the same way as it happens at the playoff stage. Therefore, we believe that Chelsea will be trying to tear through with the Zebras' defense a lot. Also, we don't think it will be successful, so we recommend betting on a total under (2.5) for 2.03. We draw your attention to the victory of guests - handicap (+1) for 1.925.
In conclusion, you will recall that the first half in the previous three games of the Champions League with the participation of Juventus ended in a draw, but then they scratched out a win. Why not consider the draw in the first half for 2.28, when the guests will defend in every possible way.