Defending Champions Chelsea will travel to the Allianz Arena for the Champions League Group H clash against Juventus on Wednesday night.
Juventus despite a rough start to the Serie A, began their 2021-22 Champions League on a winning note. The Italian giants secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over underdogs Malmo. Juventus started strongly with Alex Sandro heading in the opener. Captain Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata scored in the late stages of the first half to ensure all three points. However, Juventus has underperformed so far in Serie A sitting 10th in the league table. They have managed tight wins over Spezia and Samdoria. Juventus has conceded ten goals in six league games showing defensive issues. Head Coach Massmiliano Allegri has been dealt with injuries as Paulo Dybala and Alavaro Morata are ruled out of Chelsea clash with. Adrien Rabiot, Arthur, and Kaio Jorge remain sidelined and unavailable. Moise Kean is expected to start up front.
Defending Champions Chelsea began their champions league title defense with a nervy 1-0 victory over Zenith Petersburg. The Blues dominated the game with 64% possession and 12 shots against a resilient Zenith side. Striker Romelu Lukaku came up clutch with a superb header in the 69th minute to grab all three points for the blues. Chelsea lost their first match of the season 1-0 in a huge clash with Manchester City at the weekend. Thomas Tuchel will rally his group as they face a injury-striken Juventus side. Midfielder Mason Mount and winger Christian Pulisic are ruled out with injuries. Defender Reece James and Jorginho picked up knocks against Man city and are doubts. German duo Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, could be handed starts alongside central striker Romelu Lukaku.
Juventus have seen over 2.5 goals in five of their last seven games. They have seen BTTS in four of their last six competitive matches. Chelsea have conceded just four times in their last 14 Champions League games. The Blues have won eight of their last 12 Champions League group matches. Following an injury-striken Juventus side and their defensive woes, we are backing a narrow Chelsea win.
PREDICTION: CHELSEA WIN 0-1/0-2/1-2
ACCUMULATOR TIP: OVER 1.5