STAR PREVIEW Chelsea v Roma

first_img[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was a Champions League goal frenzy on Tuesday night with 31 goals across the eight games including a magnificent seven from Liverpool against Maribor (record away win in Champions League), a win for Man City and a brilliant draw for Spurs at the Bernabéu Stadium.Will that scoring trend will continue tonight? There are another eight games – look out for the early kick off with Qarabag v Atletico Madrid underway at 5pm.Later on there’s domestic interest with Benfica v Man U, Bayern Munich v Celtic (good luck with that project Celtic) and Chelsea v Roma at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea v RomaUEFA Champions League Group Stage19:45 BT Sport 3 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Nov 2008 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Roma 3-1 ChelseaOct 2008 CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Chelsea 1-0 RomaOct 1965 FAIRS CUP Roma 0-0 ChelseaSep 1965 FAIRS CUP Chelsea 4-1 RomaAs you can see there’s not much recent form between the two sides and they both currently sit in fifth spot in their domestic leagues.The problem with backing Chelsea at odds-on is that they come into this on the back of two defeats – most recently on Saturday with the shock of the season so far seeing Crystal Palace beat them 2-1 at Selhurst Park. Given they were Palace’s first goals of the season – they certainly picked their moment to get off the mark.Chelsea are set to welcome back striker Alvaro Morata who missed the Crystal Palace match but Victor Moses will miss out after picking up a hamstring injury in the same game.Chelsea’s Champions League form has been strong, two wins from two and topping Group C by two points from Roma.Roma don’t tend to take much away from their trips to England. They have won only one of their 15 away games – losing nine and drawing five.I’m not totally convinced about either team though so will stick with the DRAW at around 3/1 with Star Sports. I’ll also have a couple of points on 0-0 at around 14/1 too just in case it doesn’t quite live up to expectations – both sides come into this on the back of weekend losses.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW 6 points at 3/1 with Star SportsBACK 0-0 correct score 2 points at 14/1 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: LOSS 13.97 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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