Prediction and odds for the game: Sevilla (7/4) vs Chelsea (6/4)
We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5
When: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020, Kick-off 20:00
Where: The Sanchez Pizjuan
On Wednesday night, Sevilla and Chelsea face off at the Sanchez Pizjuan in Group E of the Champions League, as both teams look to secure a win that would secure top spot in the group.
The Andalusians are currently second place in the group, only behind Wednesday night’s opponents on goal difference. The reverse fixture finished 0-0 at Stamford Bridge, so neither team has superiority in the head-to-head stake.
A 2-1 win at Krasnodar last time out in the Champions League means that Los Nervionenses are unbeaten in their last five matches in the competition. It also means that Sevilla have recorded three straight wins in European football’s premium competition.
Sevilla have been difficult to beat at the Sanchez Pizjuan in the Champions League, as the home team have lost just once in their previous nine matches on home soil. They have won both of their home games in Group E, seeing off Rennes and Krasnodar.
Julen Lopetegui’s team are in good form heading into this potentially crucial game, as they have recorded five straight wins in all competitions.
Like the home team, Chelsea goes into this game on the back of some good form. A goalless draw against London rivals Tottenham last time out means that Frank Lampard’s team are unbeaten in their last 14 games in 90 minutes. The draw against Spurs also ended a six-match winning run for the visitors in all competitions.
When it comes to the Champions League Chelsea’s recent record has been understandably good, as they are unbeaten in their group games this season. The last time they failed to win in European football’s elite competition was the reverse fixture. Since then they have beat, Krasnodar and Rennes twice, while scoring at least two goals in each game.
The Blues have a decent record on their travels of late in the Champions League, having recorded wins in four of their last six away games in Europe’s elite competition. Their only away defeat in that six-game run at eventual European champions Bayern Munich last season.
Chelsea’s away games in the competition in recent years have been far from boring, with over 2.5 goals scored in 11 of their previous 12 Champions League games on their travels.
This is a classic clash between two very good in-form teams. Sevilla are strong on home soil, while Chelsea are a dangerous away team. We believe that this game will be tight and end all square, just as the reverse fixture. The other bet we are recommending is also the under 2.5 scored, as the visitors defence has looked solid of late, while the home side are generally strong in defence.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 12/5 and/or under 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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