Chelsea vs Krasnodar Prediction, 12/8/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chelsea vs Krasnodar
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Stamford Bridge in London, England
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Chelsea (-256) Krasnodar (+500)
Timo Werner and Chelsea (4-1-0 in Champions League) host Krasnodar (1-1-3 in Champions League) at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The goalkeepers protecting the net are Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea and Matvei Safonov for Krasnodar. Krasnodar are at at +500 while Chelsea are at -256. The total is set at 3.
Chelsea stepped onto the pitch against Leeds United in their most recent match and earned the victory with a final of 3-1. In sharing the ball, they earned a 76.9% rate by connecting on 350 out of their 455 pass attempts last game. Chelsea tried 26 dribbles in this matchup and completed 11 of those attempts for a rate of 42.3%. Concerning shot accuracy, Chelsea wrapped this game up at a 40.0% rate by putting 10 shots on target out of 25 shots. Chelsea has an average of 2.18 goals per 90 (24 total goals) and are sitting with 18 assists in all matches for the season.
Timo Werner is a player who should be able to impact this game for Chelsea. Werner has had a starting assignment in 188 matches so far in his pro soccer career and he has earned 0.52 G/90. The forward from Germany has 96 goals in 16,581 mins. He has totaled 39 assists while accumulating 12 yellow cards in his career. Someone else who should impact this game is Tammy Abraham, the forward taking the field for England. Abraham has totaled 11,107 mins during 123 starts and has earned himself 8 yellow card cautions. He has assisted on a goal 11 times during his career while he has scored 71 goals. He averages 0.58 G/90 for his pro soccer career.
The man defending the goal for Chelsea will be Kepa Arrizabalaga. Arrizabalaga (78-44-60 mark in his career) has accounted for 56 shutouts, which has him sitting with a 30.6% clean sheet percentage. The goalie representing Chelsea has faced 709 shots attempted against him in 183 career starting assignments. His goals allowed per 90 mins is 1.22 (222 total goals given up) and he is the owner of a save % of .693. Arrizabalaga has played for 16,415 mins and has 494 saves in his career.
The last time they took the field, Krasnodar got the victory with a final of 1-0 against Rennes. Krasnodar earned a 68.8% successful dribble percentage by connecting on 11 out of the 16 dribbles they attempted. They wrapped up this outing by converting 324 of the 419 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 77.3%. Krasnodar landed 12 shots on target out of 21 shots tried giving them a 57.1% rate in their last outing. With a total of 26 goals and 16 assists in all their matches, Krasnodar has an average of 1.62 goals and 1.00 assist per 90 minutes.
Remy Cabella should be able to be counted on for Krasnodar. The forward from France has accumulated 20,158 minutes while scoring 58 goals. He has tallied 39 yellow cards thus far in his career and has assisted on a goal 35 times. He currently averages 0.26 goals per 90 mins and has started 224 games so far in his pro soccer career. Make sure to keep an eye out for Marcus Berg, the forward representing for Krasnodar. Berg has been handed 47 yellow card warnings in 22,334 minutes (248 career starts). His goals per 90 average in his career is 0.59. He has tallied 147 goals so far in his career while assisting on a goal 40 times.
Matvei Safonov will reside in front of the net for Krasnodar. Safonov has tallied 19 shutouts while seeing 171 shots against him in 4,966 minutes throughout his career. He has earned a save percentage of .760 and his clean sheet rate is currently 33.9%. He has surrendered 1.00 goals per 90 mins while he holds a record of 24-18-14. Thus far in his career, Safonov has given up 55 goals and has earned 133 stops in 56 starting assignments.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chelsea (-256)
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