Chelsea v Schalke Betting Tips and Predictions

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Chelsea kick off their Champions League campaign on Wednesday night and we have free football betting tips.

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The Blues have been setting the pace at the top of the Premier League so far this season and have won all 4 of their games to date. This is a very new Chelsea side playing an expansive style and who have already found the net 15 times in those 4 matches. This though has left them more vulnerable defensively and they have kept just a single clean sheet. Diego Costa has been an inspired signing so far finding the net 6 times already with Cesc Fabregas pulling the strings in midfield.

Schalke’s start to the German league season has not been quite so successful, the Gelsenkirchen club have just one point from their opening 3 matches. They are regulars in the Champions League nowadays so this form is quite unlike them. They lost 4-1 away to Borussia Monchengladbach at the weekend but did pick up a point in a 1-1 draw with Bayern Munich before the international break.

Once again with Jose Mourinho in charge, Chelsea look like real contenders for Europe’s top prize and they will want to get off to a good start against Schalke. These two sides met at this stage of the Champions League last year with Chelsea winning both the home and away fixtures 3-0.

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The bookies have Chelsea as big favourites at 1/3, the draw is 9/2 while an away win is as big as 10/1. I fully expect Chelsea to get off to a winning start in the group but obviously at that price, the risk isn’t worth it.

However, as I already noted Chelsea have had a great start to the season going forward but less so at the back. They have conceded 6 goals in their opening 4 games with Mourinho exhibiting a very different style of play. Schalke have scored past Bayern Munich, Borussia Monchengladbach and Hannover despite losing 2 of their 3 matches so a Chelsea win and both teams to score is a good bet here at 23/10 with Coral.

The man to watch so far this season has been Diego Costa, he is a predator in the box and loves the Champions League. He scored 8 in the competition last season, only less than Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic and did so in just 580 minutes of play, a goal every 72  minutes. He is as low as 4/6 in some places to score and win but William Hill’s headline offer has seen him boosted to 5/4 to score anytime and Chelsea to win and to go with their current offer of betting £10 and getting two more £10 bets for free, these are two offers well worth combining.

Chelsea v Schalke Betting Tips and Predictions

Chelsea to Win and Both Teams to Score – Bet Here at 23/10 with Coral

Diego Costa to Score and Chelsea to Win – Bet Here at 5/4 with William Hill.      

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