Chelsea vs Zenit Prediction – Betting Odds, Shots on Target, Bookings, Corners & Bet Builder Tips
Chelsea vs Zenit Match Details
⏰ Kick-off time: 8:00pm
🏆 Competition: Champions League Group Match – Group H
🗓️ Date: 14/09/21
🏟️ Venue: Stamford Bridge (London, England)
📺 Where To Watch/TV: BT Sport
Chelsea vs Zenit Betting Odds
Match Odds: Chelsea 1.17, Draw: 6.50, Zenit: 17.00
Goals Over/Under: Over 2.5 – 1.60, Under 2.5 – 2.20
Both Teams To Score: Yes 2.45, No 1.53
Odds are accurate as of 13/09/2021 on Betfair and may be subject to change.
Chelsea vs Zenit Shots on Target Betting
It’s hard to look past the big man Romelu Lukaku for some shots here. He’s made such a big and positive impact to the Chelsea attack already since his summer transfer from Inter Milan causing defenders he comes up against all sorts of problems. Goal vs Arsenal managing eight shots in the game and two on target then, a brace vs Aston Villa at the weekend.
I can’t see Zenit’s defence coping well with his physical ability – he looks a lot more fit and agile than he did at Manchester United and along with the 3 goals he’s scored for Chelsea so far this season he also managed another 3 for Belgium in the International break.
Zenit conceded 13 goals in last years group stage, an average of 2.16 per game with only Salzburg, Ferencvaros and Basaksehir conceding more. 1.3 to get 2+ shots on target here looks good.
Marcos Alonso is another interesting one. He’s one to always consider for shots/shots on target as whilst primarily he plays as left back/left wing back he enjoys getting up the pitch, isn’t afraid to shoot when he gets it outside the box and is a regular Chelsea free kick taker.
Last season in the Premier League he averaged 2.06 shots per game and 0.84 on target. So far this season he’s managed 2 shots vs Aston Villa and 3 vs Crystal Palace which included 2 on target and a goal. At 1.36 to have 1+ shots on target tonight he’s a good option to consider.
Chelsea vs Zenit Bookings Betting
After looking into the stats, Zenit’s midfielder Daler Kyzyayev jumps straight out at me for a card/booking. So far this season he’s picked up 4 yellows in 6 league games and an additional red card which is the most in his entire squad. The next player in fact has only picked up 2 in 7 games with the remaining players receiving 1 or 0.
Kyzyayev also picked up 2 yellows in Zenit’s 6 Champions League group stage matches last season where they were left frustrated losing 5/6 of their matches and drawing the other vs Dortmund, Lazio and Club Brugge. So far in the Russian Premier League this season Kyzyayev has averaged a squad high 2.08 fouls per game. In the Champions League group stages last season that was 1.84. He is priced at 3.6 for a booking this evening.
Next, I just can’t fail to mention a familiar face in former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren. I remember he used to get slated week in week out on my Twitter timeline for sloppy mistakes. The 32-year-old picked up the most yellow cards for Zenit in the Champions League group stages last season (3 in 5 games/4 starts) so nothing has changed there.
He’ll be up against Lukaku here. It’s worth noting that in the Premier League so far this season, centre backs who he’s been paired up against Mings, Mari and Holding have all received yellow cards. Lovern is priced at 3.4 to pick one up tonight which I think looks good.
Chelsea vs Zenit Betting Tips
Chelsea vs Zenit Prediction: 3-0
Chelsea to win
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime
Dejan Lovren to be booked
Daler Kyzyayev to be booked
Chelsea vs Zenit Bet Builder @ 23/1 with Betfair
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