Chelsea vs Zenit prediction: With the position of defending champion of the Champions League and European Super Cup, Chelsea is the brightest name for this year’s crown. Coach Tuchel’s team will open the campaign with a match to welcome Zenit. The correlation of forces is too disparate. Therefore, it is hard to expect a surprise.
- Match date: 07:00 p.m – 2021/09/14
- Event: Champions League
- Stage: Matchday 1st
- Location: Stamford Bridge
CHELSEA VS ZENIT PREDICTION: TEAM COMPARISON & TIPS
Thomas Tuchel took just 4 months to take over to make Chelsea the king of Europe. From a disoriented team, the German strategist created a balance between the lines with a 3-4-2-1 diagram. This has delivered an amazing performance. A series of big names were subdued such as Man City, Liverpool, Real Madrid or Alt. Madrid, this shows the current stature of Chelsea.
Their defense plays extremely solid and bravely. While the attack is supplemented with Lukaku, it is like a tiger growing wings. In the last 2 home matches, they have got 3 goals against nasty opponents like Aston Villa, Crystal. Victory last weekend helped Chelsea rise to a level with the team standing in the Premier League. This team can fully focus on the European arena.
Being into Group H, where Chelsea and Juventus are present, Zenit’s chances of progressing seem to be very low. The goal of holding Chelsea is also too much for this team. Because they often lose themselves when playing away from home. In the other 3 matches in the Champions League group stage last season, Zenit all left empty-handed. They received a 0-3 defeat against Brugger, 1-3 against Lazio and 0-2 against Dortmund.
If the weakness in the defense is not overcome soon, the situation of attacking as a defender will continue for Zenit. Confronting the defending champion in the first match, Zenit is very likely to fall into a broken match.
The one-way match is inevitable, along with Zenit’s loose play, making the door a bright spot. The difference was so large that it was difficult for Zenit to keep the game. This is a good condition for Chelsea’s attack to show strength, in the last ¾ matches, the home team’s strikers had over 2 goals.
Select: Over 2.75 FT.
The difference in class and tradition of the two teams is quite obvious. While Chelsea has won the Champions League twice and is the defending champion, Zenit often stops early in the group stage. Even Chelsea this season is more appreciated when recruiting Lukaku. Perhaps, the guest is not a worthy opponent.
Tuchel’s team is in very stable form. They have won ⅘ of the last matches to bring home the European Super Cup and the same position in the top group of the English Premier League. It is impossible not to mention 2 consecutive victories at Stamford Bridge with a score of 3-0. On the other hand, Zenit still shows a faintness in the away field. In the last 2 matches, they let their domestic opponents hold a draw. It can be seen that if Chelsea is sublimating how much, Zenit is unstable. The victory difference for the home team is no doubt.
Select: Chelsea FT.
The European odds are highly appreciating that the home team won. With the difference in force correlation, choosing Chelsea to win is not controversial. Zenit’s ability to surprise seems to be zero with poor performances every time he has to play away from home.
Select: Chelsea FT.
Chelsea vs Zenit Prediction: Chelsea 3 – 0 Zenit FT (2-0 H1).
Chelsea: Christensen, Mendy, Azpilicueta, James, Kante, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Mount, Havertz, Lukaku.
Zenit: Rakitsky, Kerzhakov, Karavaev, Santos, Kuzyayev, Lovren, Azmoun, Barrios, Claudinho, Wendel, Malcom.
The above is information about the prediction in the 1st match of Champions League between Chelsea vs Zenit on 2021/09/14 of the CMD368 bookie.