Shakhtar Donetsk v Chelsea Tips & Betting PreviewFootball Betting Tips, UEFA Champions League, VIP Gambler of the Day
Holders Chelsea travel to Ukraine where they will attempt to move clear at the top of Group E with victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Blues’ hosts will prove a stern test however, and the bookies have Donetsk as the 6/4 favourites to win the first ever meeting between these two clubs, with an away triumph available at prices up to 19/10 with some firms.
Shakhtar Donetsk 6/4
These two sides both enjoy the same record in this season’s Champions League; a draw with Juventus and victory over FC Nordsjaelland, with Chelsea sitting top of the group thanks to a better goal difference.
The similarities don’t stop there though with both Di Matteo’s team and the Ukraine champions also yet to taste defeat in any competition (Community Shield aside) making the draw a stand out bet at odds of 12/5.
Chelsea are flying at the moment and their 4-2 win against Spurs on Saturday once again reinforced their early season form. The west London club are evens in the draw-no-bet market and are worth backing at such a good price.
Di Matteo’s preparations for this match have been somewhat overshadowed by the media clamour surrounding the club’s punishment of captain John Terry following his acceptance of the FA’s verdict on his use of racial language.
There were suggestions the former England international could be stripped of the armband, however the club has confirmed he will continue as skipper.
Terry has a habit of following up his scandals with a goal and is certainly worth a speculative investment at 8/1 to continue the tradition in Ukraine on Tuesday.
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