Chelsea vs RB Salzburg Betting Tips And Predictions

Potter can make a winning start at Stamford Bridge

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England Chelsea vs RB Salzburg Austria
14th September 2022
Kick Off: 2000 hrs
Football – England – UEFA Champions League
Pick Chelsea to win to nil
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 6/4 odds recorded 1951 GMT 13th September 2022 at Betfair

Chelsea will face their first meeting with RB Salzburg on Tuesday night and it will be new manager Graham Potter’s first game in charge.

The Blues also need a big bounce-back performance after losing to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener.

Salzburg head to Stamford Bridge on the back of a well-earned point at home against AC Milan on Match Day One.

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Chelsea Preview – New Manager New Hope

Graham Potter is the new man in charge at Chelsea after the club decided to fire Thomas Tuchel.

That managerial change came after their defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener.

The Blues do go into this home fixture as strong odds-on favourites.

A home win outcome in Chelsea vs Salzburg betting odds is at 1/3*

Chelsea have a decent home record in the group stage of the competition behind them.

They have suffered only one defeat in their last twenty such fixtures (W13 D6 L1).

It’s currently an eight-match unbeaten streak of home form in the group stage by them, winning five.

The last time that Chelsea lost back-to-back matches in the Champions League was in the 2019/20 campaign.

That was against Bayern Munich in the Round of 16.

Our betting prediction:
Chelsea 2 Goal Margin

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* (odds recorded 1951 GMT 13th September 2022 at Betfair)


There was a defeat for Chelsea in their last home fixture in the competition.

In last year’s campaign, they were defeated 3-1 at the Bridge by Real Madrid in the quarter-finals.

Never before in the history of the Champions League have Chelsea lost back-to-back home matches.

It’s been only two defeats for them in their last 50 group stage home matches.

Twice before Chelsea have hosted Austrian opposition in European action.

The Blues are W1 D1 from that, not conceding in either fixture, the most recent of which was in 1994 against Austria Vienna.

A stronger trend is that in the Champions League, all matches between England and Austrian teams have ended in a victory for the former.


RB Salzburg Preview – Can RB Upset The Odds?

A point on the board from their opening fixture against Italian champions AC Milan was decent for RB Salzburg.

Things do tend to be a bit trickier away from home in the competition, however.

RB Salzburg are on a three-match losing streak away from home in the UCL.

Their overall record now stands at W3 D3 L7 in their thirteen previous road games in the tournament.

In the match outright, the away win comes in at a long 7/1 quote*

The Austrian Bundesliga side have faced English opposition on six previous occasions.

Their record from that is only W1 L5, losing the last five on the spin in such fixtures.

Interestingly this is a very young RB Salzburg side.

The average age of their starting line-up on Match Day One was just over 23 years old.


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One to watch in front of the goal for the visitors is Noah Okafor.

He has tallied four goals in his last five appearances for RB Salzburg in the Champions League.

Okafor is a 4/1 quote in the anytime goalscorer market*

In each of their three previous away matches against English clubs, RB Salzburg have struggled defensively.

They conceded at least two goals on each of those occasions.


Chelsea vs RB Salzburg Betting Tips

Chelsea should be able to bounce back from that Match Day One nightmare and put a comfortable win on the board.

New manager Potter has had extra time on the training pitch to get to know his new squad.

The Chelsea to win to nil option at 6/4 is the first pick for Chelsea vs Salzburg betting tips*


Key Facts – Chelsea vs RB Salzburg Selected Stats

  • Chelsea have lost only 2 of their last 50 Champions League home matches (Group Stage)
  • English sides have won all previous 8 meetings with Austrian opponents in the UCL
  • RB Salzburg are W1 L5 in their six previous matches against English teams


That’s because the Austrians have failed to score in their three previous visits to England.

RB Salzburg are in good current form and that was a decent point at home against Milan they earned.

But this is tougher on the road and Chelsea will likely be buoyed up with their new boss.

Chelsea to win by two goals is our second play at 3/1 for Champions League tips*

* all odds recorded 1951 GMT 13th September 2022 at Betfair

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The Best Betting Odds For Chelsea vs RB Salzburg

Chelsea to win: 1/3 at Betfair
Draw: 9/2 at Betfair
RB Salzburg to win: 7/1 at Betfair