Chelsea vs Krasnodar Football Predictions and Betting: Chelsea will be looking to continue their top form as they host Krasnodar at their home stadium Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, 9 December. They have already secured the top spot through a successful Group E campaign in the UEFA Champions League 2020/21.
A win over Krasnodar in the last group clash would give them the highest points ever in a single UEFA Champions League group stage (16) and they would become the fourth English team to collect such a high total after Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham. Chelsea own a 100% win record against the Russian opposition in the Champions League.
Krasnodar has had a disappointing Champions League season so far. They are set to finish third in Group E and not make it to the next stage.
A good thing for FC Krasnodar’s manager Murad Musayev is that there are no fitness worries ahead of the London game. Krasnodar boys will have to play their hearts out to scare the hosts in the last group clash.
Chelsea vs Krasnodar Football Predictions and Betting: Recent Form
Frank Lampard’s team started their campaign by playing out a goalless draw to Sevilla in the opening game. However, they looked in great touch in the next games with consecutive wins over Krasnodar,
Rennes, and Sevilla. Chelsea have managed to avoid a loss in 15 back-to-back games this season (W9 D6). The Blues will welcome Kranodar at London after giving an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Sevilla in the last match.
Krasnodar’s first Group E match ended with a 1-1 draw against Rennes. As many as 11 Krasnodar players made their debuts in the UEFA Champions League in the opening game.
They looked completely out of touch in the next few games as they lost 3 consecutive matches. Krasnodar defeated Rennes with a score of 1-0 in the last game. It was their second win in the last 10 matches in all competitions.
In the 5 group matches, Chelsea’s stats look much better than Krasnodar. The Blues have scored 13 goals and conceded only 1. Krasnodar, on the other hand, have managed to score only 5 goals and conceded 10.
Krasnodar’s 37.20% of ball possession this season seems very disappointing. Chelsea’s ball possession percentage stands at 53.20%.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 6 home matches with 3 wins and 3 draws. Krasnodar have a poor record in away matches as they could not win any of their last 6 away games. They lost 5 of them, while 1 match ended in a draw.
Chelsea vs Krasnodar Football Predictions and Betting: H2H
Chelsea and Krasnodar haven’t played much against each other. The group match on 28 October 2020 this season was the first clash between the two teams.
Chelsea defeated Krasnodar with a big margin of 4-0 in that game. The Blues will aim to replicate the same performance at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Chelsea will look to continue their strong formation of 4-3-3 against the visitors. Krasnodar may rely on the format of 4-2-3-1 that resulted in their only win in the group stage.
Chelsea have some star players like Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner in the forward attack. Giroud has scored 5 goals with an amazing frequency of 26 min. All the 4 goals of Chelsea in the last game against Sevilla came from Giroud.
Werner has 3 goals to his name as of now. He has maintained a high passing accuracy of 82% this season.
Krasnodar’s forward attack seems to be struggling with only 5 goals from 5 group matches. Marcus Berg is their key striker.
The Swedish footballer has scored 2 goals so far with 1.8 shots per game. He needs greater support from midfielders like Yuri Gazinskiy and Viktor Claesson.
Gazinskiy has been good at passing with an 82% pass percentage and 1005 dribbling success. Claeson’s passing accuracy stands at 75% with 0.7 possession won per game.
Chelsea’s midfield looks good with players like Tammy Abraham and Kai Havertz. Abraham has scored 1 goal with 67% dribbling success. Havertz is another consistent performer in the current League with 2 assists and 84% passing accuracy.
In the defense department, Krasnodar will rely on Aleksandr Martynovich and Kayo Pantalean. Both the players had 1 clean sheet. Martynovich is having an interception average of 1.8 per game. Pantalean has made 1.2 tackles per game with 100% dribbling success.
The defense panel looks rock solid for Chelsea with the likes of Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta. Silva’s interception average is 2.0 per game. He has won 83% of aerial duels so far. Azpilicueta had 2 clean sheets and maintained an amazing tackling average of 3.7 per game.
Chelsea vs Krasnodar Football Prediction For Today: Predicted Winner
Chelsea look like clear favorites in the upcoming game against Krasnodar. The Blues would want to end their group phase on a high. Krasnodar will have to pull their socks up and bring out their best to challenge the hosts. Although the Wednesday clash is a dead rubber as per the qualification scenario, fans can expect the game to be exciting.
All the football predictions for today and betting platforms are suggesting a one-sided win for Chelsea against Krasnodar.
As per FcTables.com, there is a 71% chance for Chelsea’s win, while Krasnodar’s chances stand at just 10%. Their predictor is showing a 17% chance of having a draw game.
Bettingexpert.com is a well-known platform for providing good betting analysis. As per them, odds are 1.36 in favor of Chelsea, while the odds for Krasnodar are 9.25. The betting odds for a draw stand at 5.75.
As per the odds via SofaScore, the odds are 1.33 for Chelsea’s victory, 8.00 for Krasnodar’s victory, and 5.25 for a draw.