Chelsea vs. AC Milan Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 05, 2022 21:00 CET
As part of the 3rd round of the group stage of the Champions League, Chelsea will play against Milan at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday at 21:00. The match in London will be an opportunity for Chelsea to catch up with the leading teams in Group E after only one point won before the competition continues.
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Chelsea and Milan were considered the main favorites to win the first two places in Group E after the draw combined them with RB Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb. However, after only two rounds played for Chelsea, things are not going as planned.
To the surprise of many football fans, Chelsea lost match against Dinamo with score 1-0. In the next round they played draw (1-1) with RB Salzburg at their stadium.
That’s how Chelsea after two rounds played, remained in last place in the table with only one point won. New coach Graham Potter and his team will have to win the match against Milan on Wednesday if he wants to advance to the next round of the competition.
In the Premier League, Chelsea is in the 5th place in the table with 13 points won. They have 8 points less than the current leader Arsenal, but also a game less. In the previous round, they won against Crystal Palace with the score 1-2.
Against Italian clubs Chelsea lost only 2 of the last 13 games at home, and the last such defeat was in 2010 against Inter.
On the other hand, Milan has a negative score when it comes to away games against England clubs. The Rossoneri have won only one away match against an English opponent in the last 20 matches, it was in 2005 in a duel against Manchester United.
In Group E, after two rounds, Milan is in the leading position with 4 points. In the first round, they played drew against RB Salzburg with the score of 1-1. In the next round they won against Dinamo at home with a score of 3-1.
This will be an opportunity for Stefano Pioli’s team to secure a leading position with a possible win, although it will not be an easy task at all.
In Serie A in the previous round, they managed to get three new points against Empoli, in a dramatic match. Milan is currently in 5th place in the Italian championship with 3 points behind the leading duo Napoli and Atalanta.
Chelsea and Milan have met five times so far. Both teams won one match each, while the remaining three matches ended in a draw.
Chelsea (4-2-2-2): Kepa Arizabalga – Reece James – Wesley Fofana – Thiago Silva – Ben Chilwell – Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Mateo Kovačić – Mason Mount – Kai Havertz – Raheem Sterling – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
AC Milan (4-2-3-1): Ciprian Tatarusanu – Sergino Dest – Pierre Kalulu – Fikayo Tomori – Fode Ballo Toure – Ismael Benacer – Sandro Tonali – Charles de Katelare – Ante Rebić – Rafael Leao – Olivier Giroud
Chelsea vs. AC Milan Prediction
We expect a tough and uncertain match in London during the entire 90 minutes. Both teams want to get new points in the most elite European football competition, so our suggestion for this match is both teams to score.
Kick-off time: Wednesday, 05.10.2022, 21:00 CET
Prediction: Both Teams to Score (BTTS)