UEFA Champions League: Chelsea FC vs Schalke 04 Betting Preview

In the first round of UEFA Champions League Chelsea FC will host Schalke at Stamford Bridge. Two free betting tips for this match.


Chelsea made a very good start in Premier League and after four rounds they are standing at the first position with four wins. Seems like José Mourinho has decided to change his defensive philosophy and start to play open football.

Two new players Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas bring some freshness in team.

“To play with Fabregas is the dream of every striker,” – said Mourinho.

Chelsea have already scored 15 goals in four matches and 7 of 15 goals scored Costa, while Fabregas is the best assistant in team. Diego Costa to score anytime seems like good betting option and that’s the first betting tip.

It’s a litlle risky bet, but his recent form is amazing.

Chelsea failed to reach the final of Champions league last season after Atletico Madrid beat them in the semi-finals and their main goal in Europe this season is to lift the CL trophy.

Home team have full squad available for this match.

Schalke 04 didn’t make the good start in Bundesliga. They are still without win after 3 rounds (0-1-2). Actually, their recent performance is very poor. They are without win in the last 8 matches in all competitions, including friendlies.

In the last match in Bundesliga, B. Moenchengladbach smashed them 4-1 and that match Schalke’s defence was more than terrible.

Their defence is not on the high level. They conceded at least one goal in the last 10 matches in all competitions.

Things could be very bad for the visitors because they have many problems with unavailable players, especially in defence.

Felipe Santana (1/0 d), Joel Matip (2/0 d), Atsuto Uchida (0/0 d), Marcel Sobottka (0/0 d), Sead Kolašinac (1/0 d), Jefferson Farfán (0/0 f) and Leon Goretzka (0/0 m) are all out, while Jan Kirchhoff (1/0 d) is doubtful.

Despite their bad performance in defence, their attack is pretty solid. They scored at least one goal in the 12 of their last 13 matches in all competitions.

Chelsea is the big favorite to win this one, but the first betting option is goals, at least three.

Chelsea FC vs Schalke 04 Betting Tips: over 2.5 goals @ 1.65 (Bet365) ; Diego Costa to score anytime @ 1.90 (Bet365)

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