Betting Preview: Chelsea vs Juventus – Blues to end winless run against Juve

Chelsea will have revenge on their mind when they welcome Juventus to Stamford Bridge for the much-anticipated Champions League clash.

The Blues fell to a 1-0 defeat when they met Juventus in Turin back in late September. Since then, Juve have maintained their 100% record in the group and sit three points above Chelsea.

Nevertheless, Thomas Tuchel's men powered to an impressive 3-0 win over Leicester at the weekend and the bookmakers have them as strong favourites ahead of Tuesday's European clash.

When, where and how to watch

When: Tuesday, November 23, 20.00 GMT

Where: Allianz Stadium

How to watch: BT Sport

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Best bets in Chelsea vs Juventus

Half-Time/Full-Time Draw/Chelsea at 10/3

Chelsea to win and under 2.5 goals at 5/2

Second half to have most goals at 11/10

Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Danilo, Mattia De Sciglio, Paulo Dybala, Aaron Ramsey… no, we're not naming the starting XI. This is simply a list of all the Juventus players who are expected miss the trip to London due to injuries.

Despite their lengthy absentee list, Massimiliano Allegri's men picked up a very impressive 2-0 away win over Lazio at the weekend.

Leonardo Bonucci was the star of the show as his two penalties helped Juve to their third straight victory in all competitions.

Massimiliano Allegri manager of FC Juventus looks on during the UEFA Champions League group H match between FC Juventus and Chelsea FC at Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy on 29 September 2021.

However, Chelsea are no Lazio.

The defending European champions are at the peak of their powers having won eight of their last nine games, scoring 24 goals and conceding just three in the process.

With that in mind, we're backing the hosts to win.

Last three meetings

Juventus 1-0 Chelsea (Champions League - September 29, 2021)

Chelsea arrived at the Allianz stadium on the back of a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League.

Despite their best efforts to avoid back-to-back losses, the Blues failed to get the better of Juve as Federico Chiesa's second-half strike sealed the win for the Italians.

Juventus 3-0 Chelsea (Champions League - November 20, 2012)

Interestingly, Chelsea were also the defending European champions when they last clashed with Juventus during the 2012/13 Champions League group stage.

The Blues, who entered the game with Juan Mata playing as the lone striker, suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat.

Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco were the goalscorers.

Chelsea 2-2 Juventus (Champions League - September 19, 2012)

When the two sides met a few weeks earlier, Chelsea were able to mount a far stronger challenge.

Two goals from Oscar put the Blues 2-0 ahead before Vidal's effort halved the deficit just before the break.

Roberto Di Matteo's side held on to their one goal lead until the 80th minute as substitute Quagliarella sealed a late point for the visitors.

Last five head-to-heads

Chelsea wins: 1

Draws: 2

Juventus wins: 2

Chelsea goals: 5

Juventus goals: 8

Is the winless run about to end?

Chelsea and Juventus first went head-to-head back in February 2009 during a round-of-16 Champions League tie.

The Blues prevailed in the opening leg but as things stand, that remains their only victory against their Italian counterparts.

Since then, this fixture has seen two draws and two victories for the Old Lady. However, with Chelsea at the top of their game, could we finally see the end of their winless run?

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge, London

The bookmakers have a lot of faith in the Blues having priced them at a very short 8/13 in the outright market.

This is not a price that offers a lot of value which is why our second selection is a home win and under 2.5 goals.

Chelsea's games against top opposition this season have rarely resulted in goal fests. If that wasn't enough, Juventus haven't conceded a goal in 180 minutes of soccer.

Late goals at the Bridge

Chelsea have shown a propensity to improve in latter stages of games this season. Three of their last five victories have seen the score level at half-time as they turned on the style in the closing 45 minutes.

The Blues have scored 32 goals across their last 15 games in all competitions. Interestingly, 20 of them arrived after the interval.

Juventus midfielder Federico Chiesa (22) celebrates with his teammates after scoring his goal to make it 1-0 during the Uefa Champions League group stage football match

Juventus are of similar nature. Allegri's men have scored 11 goals across their last seven games with eight of them coming in the second-half.

With those stats in mind, we're backing the second part of the game to produce the most goalscoring action.

Chelsea vs Juventus goalscorer bets

Chelsea's Christian Pulisic following the Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.

Christian Pulisic is yet to play a full 90-minute game since his return from injury, but that hasn't stopped him from already scoring two goals in his last three appearances.

The American came off the bench for the last 30 minutes against Leicester and bagged the teams' third goal of the game.

The 23-year-old is currently priced at 19/10 to get on the scoresheet against Juventus.

Speaking of the Old Lady, Alvaro Morata leads the goalscoring market for the Italians at 7/2.

However, many might go for an outside shot and back Leonardo Bonucci at around 10/1.

The centre-back scored twice against Lazio last weekend and his enticing price will make for a popular bet ahead of kick off.

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