Chelsea vs AC Milan Betting Tips: An Entertaining Clash at the Bridge Awaits
Live on BT Sports, Chelsea host AC Milan in the Champions League group stages at Stamford Bridge this Wednesday. Potter’s men currently sit bottom of Group E with just 1 point after 2 games, a point they gained against Salzburg at home. If Chelsea are to progress from this group, they can not afford many slip ups and a positive result here is crucial.
After Conor Gallagher’s 90th minute winner against Crystal Palace, the Blues will go into this game with confidence and hope for all 3 points to help them towards the 2 qualification spots. As for the visitors, they currently sit top of Group E with 4 points after a win and a draw and are also well and truly in the Serie A title race. They scored 2 injury time goals against Empoli at the weekend to win the game 3-1 so the morale will be high going into this game but they will be aware that going away to Stamford Bridge will be a huge challenge.
Chelsea have not lost to Italian opposition at home since 2010 and are also unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in their last eight games so history favours the hosts but on current form, this is an extremely tough game to predict.
A mouth-watering Champions League clash awaits us, and as usual I have you covered with 2 of my best betting angles for this game included in the preview below:
NGolo Kante is out for Chelsea while Cucurella & Eduard Mendy are doubtful.
AC Milan have a lengthy injury list with Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez, Alessandro Florenzi & Zlatan Ibrahimovic out and Alexis Salaeaekers, Divock Origi, Simon Kjaer & David Calabria doubtful.
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; James, Fofana, Silva, Chilwell; Mount, Kovacic, Gallagher; Havertz; Aubameyang, Sterling
AC Milan possible starting lineup:
Tatarusanu; Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Toure; Tonali, Bennacer; Krunic, De Ketelaere, Leao; Giroud
Chelsea vs AC Milan Tips
Chelsea have seen this bet land in their last eight consecutive home games in all competitions. Their defensive weaknesses have been exposed in recent weeks as they try to play a new formation under new manager Graham Potter and considering AC Milan have explosive forwards including Olivier Giroud & Rafael Leao, I am not expecting Chelsea to keep a clean sheet here. As for Milan’s defence, they could potentially be missing up to three starting defenders with Theo Hernandez, Calabria and Simon Kjaer all doubtful to start due to injury. Chelsea should take advantage of these defensive absences which should help us land our “Both teams to score” selection. SBK are offering 13/15 for this bet so I am happy to take that with a 1pt stake as our main bet for this game.
BET BUILDER: Selections Below...
- Reece James to be booked
- Over 3 corners in the match for Chelsea
- Match result will be Chelsea
Reece James is Chelsea’s most booked player with 4 yellow cards to this name in all competitions and will be up against the tricky Rafael Leao. I can see him making a cynical foul on the counter attack to pick up a booking. Chelsea sit bottom of the group so this becomes a crucial game for them in terms of qualification which is why I expect them to come out firing and play attacking football which should result in plenty of corners for them. They have had 21 corners in their 3 home games in the premier league and should comfortably get atleast 4 here for out betbuilder. Finally, I think Chelsea will take advantage of AC Milan’s lengthy injury list to claim a much needed win and 3 points to push on up the table. They have a great record in this competition against Italian opposition and I expect that to continue here. Combining these 3 selections gives us a cracking longshot @ 8/1 and I am happy to take that with a small 0.25pt stake as my 2nd bet for this game.
Best of luck if you follow these selections. Please always gamble responsibly.
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