Chelsea will host Salzburg in the Round 2 of the UEFA Champions League.
The match will start at 7 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, 14 September 2022. The match venue is Stamford Bridge, London.
Latest odds on betting sites
Chelsea have their winning odds placed at 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional). RB Salzburg are the favourites and have their winning odds placed at 8.40 (+740; 74/10). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 5.60 (+460; 46/10).
The chances of the outcome are as follows: Chelsea — 71%, draw —17 %, RB Salzburg— 12%.
Latest betting odds on Chelsea vs RB Salzburg (14 September 2022):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
- Asian handicap (-1.25) on Chelsea — 2.76 (+176; 44/25)
- Asian handicap (+1.25) on RB Salzburg — 1.48 (-208; 12/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.80 (-125; 4/5)
- Both teams to score (No) — 1.95 (-105; 19/20)
Match preview and statistics
Chelsea suffered a 0-1 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in their last Champions League game. The Blues have been poor this season. Mislav Orsic scored the only goal of the game in the 13th minute as he finished beautifully into the net. Thomas Tuchel was sacked after the 0-1 defeat to Zagreb as Graham Potter was announced as the new manager.
Chelsea had 68% ball possession and completed 570 passes. The Blues created zero big chances. Chelsea had 15 shots with three being on target. They had an expected goal of 0.93 compared to Zagreb’s expected goal of 0.62. Chelsea are bottom of the group with zero points. They are yet to score a goal while conceding one goal with a difference of -1.
Chelsea got a lucky 2-1 win over West Ham in their last league game. Michail Antonio opened the scoreline in the 61st minute with a tap-in from close range. Ben Chilwell levelled the scoreline in the 75th minute with a nice finish into the net. Kai Havertz scored the winning goal in the 87th minute as he finished the ball into the bottom left corner. West Ham thought they levelled the scoreline in the 90th minute but the goal was disallowed
Chelsea had 68% ball possession and completed 577 passes. The Blues created two big chances. Chelsea had eight shots with three being on target. They had an expected goal of 0.87 compared to West ham’s expected goal of 1.10.
Chelsea are sixth in the Premier League table with 10 points. The Blues have scored eight goals while conceding nine goals with a difference of -1.
Chelsea team news: N’golo Kante is out of the game with a knee injury.
Salzburg played a 1-1 draw against AC Milan in their last Champions League game. Noah Okafor opened the scoreline in the 28th minute as he rolled the ball into the net. Alexis Saelemaekers levelled the scoreline in the 40th minute as he slammed the ball into the net.
Salzburg had 35% ball possession and completed 180 passes. They created two big chances. Salzburg had 16 shots with four being on target. Salzburg are third in the group with one point. They have scored one goal while conceding one goal with a difference of zero.
Salzburg got a 3-0 win over Ried in their last league game. Benjamin Sesko opened the scoreline in the fifth minute with a right-footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Chukwubuike Adamu doubled their lead with a nice header from the right side of the six-yard box to the bottom left corner. Ried were awarded a penalty in the 30th minute but Christoph missed. Noah Okafor made it 3-0 with a left-footed shot from the centre of the goal.
Salzburg are top of their league with 21 points. They have won seven games and drawn zero games and suffered one defeat. Salzburg have scored 21 goals while conceding three goals with a difference of +18.
Salzburg team news: Justin Omoregie is out with a thigh injury. Kamil Piatkowski is unavailable due to a thigh injury. Luka Sucic is out of the game with a groyne injury. Mamady Diambou is unavailable due to an ankle injury. Maximilian Wober is out with a muscle injury. Oumar Solet is a doubt with a hamstring injury. Samson Tijani is out with a leg injury. Sekou Koita is unavailable due to an ankle injury.
Chelsea vs Salzburg H2H
Chelsea smashed Salzburg by five goals to three in the last game between both sides.
Lineups and key players
Chelsea projected starting lineup:
- Edouard Mendy
- Marc Cucurella
- Cesar Azpilicueta
- Thiago Silva
- Ben Chilwell
- Reece James
- Ruben Loftus-Cheek
- Armando Broja
- Mason Mount
- Raheem Sterling
Notable subs: Kai Havertz
Raheem Sterling has been decent for Chelsea this season. The England international has scored three goals in the Premier League, overperforming his expected goals of 2.12. Sterling has provided one assist while creating eight chances. He was poor in their last Champions League game against Dinamo but will be willing to get a goal against Salzburg.
Salzburg projected starting lineup:
- Philipp Kohn
- Andreas Ulmer
- Strahinja Pavlovic
- Amar Dedic
- Nicolas Seiwald
- Maurits Kjaergaard
- Nicolas Capaldo
- Noah Okafor
- Benjamin Sesko
Notable subs: Youba Diarra
Noah Okafor has been sensational for Salzburg this season. The Swiss international scored a goal in their 1-1 draw against AC Millan. Okafor has scored five goals in the league, overperforming his expected goals of 2.50. He has provided two assists while creating nine chances.
Prediction and betting tips
Chelsea have been in poor form for a while as they struggled in their previous games. The blues suffered a defeat to Dinamo in their last Champions League game. Thomas Tuchel was sacked as Graham Potter took over and will be looking for a great performance in the first game. Salzburg have been brilliant this season with just one loss this season. Four of their last five games have ended in over 2.5 goals. Four of the last four Chelsea games have ended in over 2.5 goals. I predict over 2.5 goals.
Chelsea have scored a goal in three of their last four games in all competitions. Salzburg have scored a goal in five of their last five games in all competitions. They are both good in front of a goal and both teams will be looking to get a goal. I predict over 2.5 goals.
Betting prediction: Both teams to score
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.91 (-110 American; 10/11 Fractional)