Karabakh v Chelsea Predictions & Betting Odds – 22nd November 2017

Blues to secure qualification victory

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Chelsea

Karabakh v Chelsea Betting Preview – UEFA Champions League 22nd November 7.45pm

Before having to deal with Atletico Madrid in their final group stage match, Chelsea will want to secure qualification to the next round in this fixture. They were awful last time out against Roma but should be professional and slick enough to land the away win in this one. Karabakh have to go out and pull off a shock win in this one to keep their hopes of a top two place alive. If they lose they will be united to finish bottom.

Karabakh v Chelsea Betting Tips

There is something for Karakabh in this one as they could keep themselves in contention for a place in the next round if they could win this. However, on the flip side, a loss confirms that they will finish bottom. So far Karabakh have picked up two draws and they came from an unlikely source as well in holding Atletico Madrid to back to back draws. They can be pretty proud of those points really. When they went to Stamford Bridge back on match day one in what was their Champions League group stage debut, they had a bit of a nightmare in losing 6-0. That result, coupled with a loss against Roma as well, leaves the Baku club on just the two points.  Realistically they aren’t going to get through to the next round of the competition, but they can certainly challenge for third against Atletico Madrid though. But a win looks beyond them in this fixture but over 2.5 goals at Betfair is a price of 8/11.

Karabakh have only ever played one previous home game against an English side having met with Tottenham in the UEFA Europa League back in November 2015. They lost that game 1-0. So from their three games against English sides before, Karabakh have lost all three and along they way have suffered a 10-1 aggregate. This is the Azerbaijani sides’ first ever foray into the main draw of the Champions League and if they could get third place off of Atletico Madrid it would have been a successful campaign from them as you have to put things into perspective. If Chelsea win this game then they will qualify for the next round and they will want to close that out to quickly put the nightmare of their 3-0 loss at Roma on match day four behind them. They were, frankly, embarrassed in that game, producing a shambolic defensive display. Both teams NOT to score at Betfair is a price of 3/4.

Their fixture against Karabakh on match day one was their first ever game against a side from Azerbaijan. Out on the road in the Champions League group stage so far this season, Chelsea gained a dramatic late win at Atletico Madrid thanks to Michy Batshuayi’s last kick of the game and then they were smashed in Rome. Chelsea have won four of their last ten European away fixtures (D3 L3) which is average at best and nothing more. The Blues have won their UEFA Champions League group on their last three appearances but have to hope that Roma slips up somewhere for them to get back there. Alvaro Morata is the 5/6 Betfair anytime goalscorer favourite with Eden Hazard at 3/4 and they are starting to form a deadly partnership for the London club. The shortest priced option in the Betfair correct score market is a Chelsea 2-0 at 5/1. If the Blues want to challenge for top spot in the group, they can’t take this game too lightly.

Karabakh v Chelsea Betting Odds

Chelsea 4/11, Draw 15/4, Karabakh 15/2

Karabakh v Chelsea Predictions

Chelsea have enough in them to get through this. It probably won’t be one of those thrilling away nights in Europe, it’s just about them getting the job done and therefore the Premier League outfit can be backed to get the victory in a game that goes under 2.5 goals.