Chelsea vs Qarabag FK
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 12th September 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s Community Shield defeat to Arsenal and 3-2 home loss to Burnley on the opening day of the new Premier League season, combined with their… frustration in the transfer window, failing to sign some of the players they went after, created a definitely unpleasant atmosphere in and around the team. They have definitely bounced back since then though, beating Tottenham at Wembley, Everton at home, and, last weekend, Leicester City, at King Power Stadium, with Alvaro Morata scoring again, his third goal in four Premier League matches so far. Starting the group stage with a rather easy game at home is definitely a plus for the Blues.
Unlike Chelsea, Qarabag FK had to go through qualifiers to secure group stage football in the Champions League this season. In the last qualifying round, the playoffs, they beat Copenhagen 1-0 at home in the first leg, lost 2-1 in Denmark, but that away goal was more than enough to give them a spot in Europe’s most prestigious football scene. Domestically, they have three wins in as many games, with Qabala being their latest victim, more than two weeks ago. They are sharing the top spot in the table with Zira.
Previous 5 matches:
Leicester City vs Chelsea 1-2
Chelsea vs Everton 2-0
Tottenham vs Chelsea 1-2
Chelsea vs Burnley 2-3
Arsenal vs Chelsea 1-1
Qarabag FK vs Qabala 2-1
Copenhagen vs Qarabag FK 2-1
Qarabag FK vs Inter Baku 1-0
Qarabag FK vs Copenhagen 1-0
Neftci vs Qarabag FK 1-3
Chelsea’s next game is on Sunday again at home, against Arsenal in the Premier League. Same day, Qarabag will be hosting Kapaz.
Chelsea vs Qarabag FK: Head to head Stats
Chelsea FC have never played against a team from Azerbaijan before.
Chelsea vs Qarabag FK: Prediction
It would be a huge-huge surprise if Chelsea failed to beat Qarabag.
Chelsea vs Qarabag FK: Betting Tips
Chelsea to win pays close to nothing. Even combined with a clean sheet it doesn’t pay more than 1.48 betting odds. Chelsea and under 2.5 total goals scored (at 3.25) may be worth the risk, given that the Blues are in the middle of tough Premier League matches, at Leicester City last weekend, and hosting Arsenal in a few days.
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- Feyenoord vs Manchester City
- Liverpool vs Sevilla
- NK Maribor vs Spartak Moscow
- RB Leipzig vs Monaco
- Real Madrid vs APOEL Nicosia
- Shakhtar Donetsk vs Napoli
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