AccessBET Preview: Chelsea – AS Roma: Back the Blues to score the first goal

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The reigning English champions suffered defeat at the weekend and will hope to get things straight when they host the Italian outfit

Chelsea will face Italian giant AS Roma in their Group C Uefa Champions League encounter at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The Blues head into this tie on the back of a disappointing 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at the weekend which left them nine points behind current Premier League leaders Manchester City. Chelsea claimed a narrow 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid previously and are (1.65) with AccessBET to continue their 100% record in Group C.

The Giallorossi suffered a 1-0 home loss to Napoli in the Serie A on Saturday and this presents another tough fixture for them. Having drawn with Atleti in their group opener, they had to work hard to beat Qarabag away. Roma are underdogs for this one at (5.50).

Michy Batshuayi

The same firm is offering odds of (4.10) for a draw.

Chelsea have won 21 0f their last 25 Champions League group games at home, drawing just three times and losing once. Despite facing an injury crisis, Antonio Conte’s side are favourites to avoid defeat at odds of (1.18).

The 2012 European champions have scored in each of those previous 25 group games and can backed to get this game’s opening goal at (1.47).

Kostas Manolas Dries Mertens Roma Napoli Serie A

Conte’s charges have scored the joint most goals (eight) in Europe’s premier competition so far this season. An expectation of two or more goals at (1.23) is a safe bet that should guarantee returns.

Michy Batshuayi has scored in each of his Champions League games with Chelsea and is available to score anytime at (1.90) with AccessBET.   

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