class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>The Russian side have provided plenty of goalmouth action recently, but Al Hain-Cole expects the Blues to get the better of a high-scoring clash
Chelsea will be looking to get their Champions League campaign up and running when they travel to Krasnodar on Wednesday.
Frank Lampard’s men were held to a goalless draw in their opening group game at home to Sevilla, meaning they have won just one of their last six fixtures in this competition.
Krasnodar vs Chelsea Latest Odds
Nevertheless, they are clear 4/9 (1.44) favourites with bet365 to kick start their tournament by coming out on top in Russia.
Krasnodar played out a 1-1 draw with Rennes in their first ever group stage match last week and are available at 6/1 (7.00) to pull off their maiden victory in high profile style here.
The guests have drawn three successive matches in all competitions, and you can get odds of 7/2 (4.50) on them being held to another stalemate in this one.
Krasnodar vs Chelsea Team News
Remy Cabella could be available for the hosts after missing last week’s game due to an inconclusive COVID-19 test, while Viktor Claesson, Ari, Dmitrity Stotskiy and Wanderson Maciel will all face late fitness tests.
Billy Gilmour and Kepa are both ruled out due to injury, with Marcos Alonso absent due to suspension.
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After frustrating goalless draws against Sevilla and Manchester United, the Blues will be keen to unleash their attacking talent against an inexperienced Russian side.
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They will certainly back themselves to get on target considering the hosts have kept just two clean sheets in 12 matches in all competitions and conceded in all seven of their previous Champions League fixtures including qualifiers.
However, Murad Musayev’s team has also failed to find the net just once in 11 home games this season, scoring a total of 26 times in that run.
Krasnodar vs Chelsea Tips and Predictions
All in all, odds of 6/5 (2.20) seem generous on Chelsea making their quality count with a win in their sixth Champions League match in seven to feature over 2.5 goals, as well as a sixth in seven for Krasnodar.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.