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Chelsea v AS Roma Betting: Conte's men to bounce back from Crystal Palace loss with entertaining win

7:32 PM IST 18/10/17
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Playing better in the Champions League than the Premier League this season, Al Hain-Cole expects the Blues to come out on top in a high-scoring game

Chelsea will be looking to bounce back from a demoralising league defeat at Crystal Palace when they welcome Roma to Stamford Bridge for Wednesday’s Champions League clash.

Top of Group C with two wins from their opening two games, the Blues are 8/13 (1.62) favourites with dabblebet to maintain their 100 per cent record with another victory here.

Two points adrift in second place, Eusebio Di Francesco’s side are available at 17/4 (5.25) to leapfrog their opponents by coming out on top in West London.

None of the hosts’ last five home matches in this competition have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them being forced to settle for a point against their Italian opponents.

With the Palace result following on from a 0-1 home defeat by Manchester City in their previous league match, Antonio Conte’s men will surely be grateful to turn their attention away from domestic matters and back to European competition.

Joint top scorers in the Champions League after two games and having pulled off an impressive 2-1 away win over Atletico Madrid last time out, the English champions are actually flourishing more in Europe than in the league so far.

Having won 21 of their last 25 group stage matches at Stamford Bridge, Conte’s side will feel confident of extending that impressive form when they take on a visiting side that has earned just one victory in 11 on the road in this competition.

However, with nine goals to their name in four away games so far this season, the Giallorossi whould back themselves to at least unsettle an opposition defence that has conceded at least once in four of the last five fixtures.

All in all, odds of 11/8 (2.38) seem generous on Chelsea coming out on top in their sixth home Champions League game of the last eight, with seven of those featuring over 2.5 goals.

Chelsea to win & over 2.5 goals at 11/8 (2.38) for a 1.5pt stake with dabblebet