Visitors Have Chance to Finish Third
Chelsea has already qualified for the Round of 16, but the Blues just suffered their first defeat since Graham Potter took over as manager, meaning they’re determined to bounce back. As for Dinamo Zagreb, the Citizens could still finish third, for which they need to win in London and for RB Salzburg to lose in Milan.
As expected, the Blues dominate the soccer odds, but again, the visitors are the ones who are bound to win and they already defeated Chelsea in the Group Stage opener.
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Chelsea: 10 Games Later …
Last Saturday, Chelsea visited Brighton and lost 4-1. Considering the Blues had gone nine straight games without losing (6-3-0), that was unexpected. However, it ends up being poetic that Potter’s first defeat in charge of the Blues was against his former team.
Regarding the UEFA Champions League, the Blues won their last three games. Most recently, they defeated RB Salzburg 2-1 with Mateo Kovacic and Kai Havertz as the scorers. That was the first time that they allowed a goal since the second fixture.
Overall, we’re talking about a squad with talent to spare. Last Saturday, Jorginho, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, and Hakim Ziyech didn’t start. All of them could come off the bench, again, on Wednesday. That’s basically why they come in as the betting online favorites despite already being qualified.
Also, let’s not forget that Reece James and Wesley Fofana are injured, meaning this game is a great opportunity for those who are trying to become their replacements. As a team, Chelsea have nothing to win, but those players have plenty to play for.
Dinamo Zagreb: Aiming for Europa League
Dinamo Zagreb have no chances to advance in the UCL. However, a victory at Stamford Bridge could boost them up to third place and grant them a ticket for the UEFA Europa League. As mentioned before, the thing is that besides winning, they also need a little help from AC Milan.
After defeating Chelsea in the Group Stage opener, the Citizens are 0-1-3. Most recently, they lost 4-0 to AC Milan despite winning possession with 56 percent. Last Saturday, they lost 1-0 to Osijek in the domestic league, but keep in mind that several usual starters didn’t play. In other words, they’re focused on winning that ticket to the UEL.
Besides the fact that they must win, Bruno Petkovic and Mislav Orsic are the main reasons for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks. Petkovic has scored 10 goals (three in the UCL) while Orsic has scored 11 (five in the UCL). Let’s not forget that Dinamo Zagreb played in three playoff series prior to the Group Stage.
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb Head-to-Head
The first leg, which was held in Zagreb on Sept. 6, was the first time that these two met in a UEFA competition. Orsic’s goal at 13 minutes was enough for the home side to pull off the stunner. After losing to the Citizens, Thomas Tuchel was fired as Chelsea’s manager.
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb Match Information
- Date: Wednesday, Nov. 2
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Stamford Bridge, London
- Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb Live stream: fubo.tv
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb Betting Lines
Chelsea vs Dinamo Zagreb Prediction
Having lost to Brighton will make Chelsea take this game more seriously. I expect Conor Gallagher and Christian Pulisic, who haven’t played much, to take center stage and lead the team to a comfortable victory, but not a blowout. Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will also be crucial as he’ll be taking Kepa’s (injured) place in the starting lineup. Mendy is eager to prove he can be the No. 1 and that’s why our online gambling advice is to go with the under.
Score Prediction: Chelsea 2, Dinamo Zagreb 0
Chelsea are listed at -310 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Chelsea, you have a chance to win $32. Dinamo Zagreb are +825, offering a chance to win $825 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Chelsea a 75.61% chance to win, with Dinamo Zagreb at 10.81%.