Krasnodar vs Chelsea Prediction, 10/28/2020 Champions League Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Krasnodar vs Chelsea
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Location: Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia
TV: CBS All Access
Odds/Point Spread: Krasnodar (+310) Chelsea (-159)
Timo Werner and Chelsea (0-1-0 in Champions League) are headed to Krasnodar Stadium on Wednesday where they'll take on Krasnodar (0-1-0 in Champions League). The starting goalies are Matvei Safonov for Krasnodar and Kepa Arrizabalaga for Chelsea. Krasnodar are at +310 while Chelsea are at -159. The O/U has been set at 2.75.
Krasnodar stepped onto the pitch against Spartak Moscow in their last matchup and took a loss by a final of 3 - 1. In terms of shooting accuracy, Krasnodar wrapped this game up at a 33.3% rate by landing 6 shots on target of 18 total shots. Krasnodar averages 1.73 goals per 90 (19 total goals) and have accumulated 12 assists in all matches for the year.
Magomed-Shapi Suleymanov is a player who should be able to impact this game for Krasnodar. He has accounted for 4 assists while earning 11 yellow cards during his career. Suleymanov has been given a starting assignment in 17 matches thus far in his career and he scores 0.50 goals per 90 minutes. The forward from Russia has tallied 13 goals scored in 2,342 professional minutes played. Someone else who should impact this game is Marcus Berg, the forward taking the field for Sweden. Berg has been on the pitch for 22,124 mins in 245 career starting assignments and has been given 46 yellow cards. He has helped a teammate on a goal 40 times during his career and he has scored 146 total goals. He is averaging 0.59 goals per 90 minutes during his pro soccer career.
The guy defending the goal for Krasnodar will be Matvei Safonov. Safonov has played for 4,696 minutes and has earned 117 saves in his career. His goals allowed per 90 minutes is 0.96 (50 goals surrendered) and he has earned a save % of .762. The keeper playing for Krasnodar has seen 151 shots attempted against him in 53 starts. Safonov (23-18-12 mark in his career) has earned 18 clean sheets, which has earned him a 34.0% clean sheet percentage.
In their last outing, Chelsea earned the draw by finishing with a tally of 0 - 0 against Manchester United. They finished this game by connecting on 501 of the 560 passes they attempted earning a percentage of 89.5%. Chelsea finished with a 47.4% successful dribble percentage by completing 9 out of the 19 dribbles they pursued. Chelsea converted 1 shot on target out of the team's 6 shots tried earning them a 16.7% rate when they last took the field. With a total of 13 goals and 7 assists in all their matches, Chelsea sports an average of 2.17 goals and 1.17 assists per 90 min.
Timo Werner should be able to be counted on for Chelsea. He has an average of 0.52 goals per 90 and has been a starter in 183 games in his pro soccer career. The forward representing Germany has been on the pitch for 16,167 professional minutes while earning 94 goals. He has tallied 12 yellow card warnings so far in his pro soccer career and has assisted on a goal 37 times. Make sure to keep an eye out for Christian Pulisic, the forward representing for Chelsea. He has scored 22 goals during his soccer career while helping a teammate on a goal 20 different times. Pulisic has been handed a total of 5 yellow cards in 7,044 professional minutes played (76 starting assignments). His G/90 average so far in his pro soccer career is 0.28.
Kepa Arrizabalaga will be looking after the net for Chelsea. During his career, Arrizabalaga has conceded 222 goals and has totaled 494 stops in 183 starting assignments. He has allowed 1.22 goals per 90 minutes while holding a record of 78-44-60. He has earned a save % of .693 and his clean sheet rate is 30.6%. Arrizabalaga has tallied 56 clean sheets and has defended 709 shots tried against him in 16,415 minutes in his career.
Who will win tonight's Champions League game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Chelsea (-159)
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