Salzburg vs. Chelsea Betting Tips: Best bets as Potter's side travel to Austria
Salzburg face Chelsea on Tuesday evening in a Champions League group that is wide open with just two games to go. The visitors are favourites in the betting markets coming in at 8/11 however the Austrian giants haven’t lost at home in 2022.
Salzburg arrive here as underdogs and are best priced at 4/1 to end Chelsea’s unbeaten streak which runs from early September when they lost in the opening round against Croatian outfit, Zagreb. Both teams to score is available at 17/20 which gives a fair indication of how the bookmakers see this clash playing out.
These sides played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge in round two in the middle of September, Noah Okafor’s 75th minute strike cancelled out Raheem Sterling’s opener just after the break in a match that was controlled by the home side for large parts of the 90.
Salzburg vs Chelsea Tips
The Salzburg handicap appeals here given how strong they are at home and the fact that they’ve lost just once this season in 19 matches since the opening day of the season. Matthias Jaissle’s side have accumulated six points in their opening four matches in the competition and have proven to be a tough side to overcome.
Since the arrival of Graham Potter, Chelsea have won five from eight and have drawn the remaining three, but both of their previous two clashes have ended in a stalemate.
Salzburg managed 17 shots in both home games in Group E against AC Milan and Dinamo Zagreb and prove their worth when playing in front of the home fans. They are now unbeaten in their previous seven home matches in the competition.
I’m double dipping in regards to Salzburg, Noah Okafor has scored in three of his four appearances in this year's Champions League and will fancy himself to bag once again against the English club.
The Swiss international has taken eight shots with four of those coming on target in the competition so far, which provides a very healthy success rate in regards to his goal tally and at a price of 7/2 it feels like a bet to get behind.
A win here will see Salzburg top the group, they know that they can’t afford to taste defeat here as they’ll travel to the San Siro potentially needing a result which won’t be an easy task in Milan.
Salzburg should be expected to play in a more aggressive fashion on Tuesday night in comparison to the reverse fixture in London, I can certainly see them getting on the score sheet at the Red Bull Arena and with a handicap firmly in their favour, I’m more than happy to select it as my main play for this clash.