Chelsea vs Zenit Saint Petersburg Betting Tip Home Win to Nil – 14 September 2021

Champions League holders to start with easy win

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Chelsea vs Zenit Saint Petersburg
14th September 2000hrs
Football – Europe – UEFA Champions League
Pick Home Win to Nil
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 1416 GMT, Monday 13 September

Chelsea begin the defence of their UEFA Champions League crown with a group game against Russian side Zenit Saint Petersburg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night. Thomas Tuchel’s troops are in tip-top form in the Premier League, and the Blues will be targeting all three points from this one. In our Champions League betting preview, we have the latest odds and predictions.

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Chelsea Preview – Blues to start with a convincing home win?

Chelsea shocked many by winning the Champions League last season. Frank Lampard did the early work, and Thomas Tuchel came in at the start of 2021 and picked up from where Lampard had left off. Against the odds in the final, Chelsea beat fellow Premier League side Manchester City to lift the trophy.

The Blues will be looking to go far on all fronts this season. Chelsea have made a strong start to their Premier League campaign, winning three and drawing one of their opening four matches. The Londoners have seen off Crystal Palace, Arsenal and Aston Villa and drawn with Liverpool so far.

Our betting prediction:
Chelsea to be winning at half time & full time

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(odds taken 1420 GMT, Monday 13 September)

Chelsea have already won European silverware this term, beating Spanish side Villareal in the 2021 Super Cup final in Belfast. The Premier League giants will want to get their Champions League campaign up and running with an easy home win on Tuesday.

Zenit Saint Petersburg Preview – Tough night in London for the Russians?

Sergei Semak’s Zenit Saint Petersburg, who won the Russian Premier League last term, have also made an excellent start to their 2021-22 season. Zenit lead the way in Russia’s top table, winning five and drawing two of their opening seven fixtures.

After back-to-back league draws, Saint Petersburg have bounced back with two wins from two. They beat CSKA Moscow at home before the international break before seeing off Terek Grozny at the Krestovsky Stadium last time out.

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Russia’s top dogs will be looking to cause an upset in the English capital on Tuesday, but this will be a tough test for Semak’s side. The bookies have the away win priced at whopping odds of 16/1.


Chelsea vs Zenit Saint Petersburg Betting Advice

This will be the first ever meeting between Chelsea and Zenit, and the visitors will no doubt enjoy the occasion at the iconic Stamford Bridge venue. Having said that, the Russian Premier League champions could struggle against the current European champions.


Key Facts – Chelsea vs Zenit Saint Petersburg Betting Tip

  • This will be the first ever meeting between Chelsea and Zenit
  • Tuchel has guided the Blues to Champions League and Super Cup glory already
  • Chelsea and Zenit are both unbeaten this season


Chelsea have been very solid at the back this season. All three of their Premier League wins have come with clean sheets, while Gerard Moreno and Mohamed Salah are the only two players to have breached Tuchel’s tough defence. We fancy Chelsea to be far too strong for Zenit in midweek, and there is good value in 4/6 for the hosts to win to nil. You can get the same price for Chelsea to be winning at half time and full time, too.

As expected, Romelu Lukaku has hit the ground running since returning to Chelsea. The brilliant Belgian has scored six goals in five league and cup appearances for club and country, including two in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa last weekend. Back Lukaku to score first here at 9/4.


The best betting odds for Chelsea vs Zenit Saint Petersburg

Chelsea to win: 2/11 at Bet365
Draw: 6/1 at Bet365
Zenit Saint Petersburg to win: 16/1 at Bet365