Chelsea to go for a Swedish stroll, plus five other Wednesday accumulator bets

Blues should roll over Malmo but we’re expecting more away-day woes for Leicester when they travel to Spartak Moscow.

Our Wednesday acca features six selections from the Champions League including Chelsea's match against Malmo, Leicester's latest Europa League outing, as well as a value bet from the Championship featuring Middlesbrough.

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Chelsea vs Malmo

Malang Sarr Ben Chilwell Chelsea vs Brentford Oct21

Holders Chelsea have made a mixed start to their Champions League defence, opening their Group H account with a 1-0 win over Zenit before losing by the same scoreline at Juventus.

And while the Blues top the Premier League after six wins from eight games this season, their 1-0 win at Brentford last time out was by no means convincing as the Bees more than deserved a share of the spoils.

A win's a win though and a first clean sheet in five matches will have been welcomed by Thomas Tuchel, who has built his success at Chelsea thus far on a miserly defence.

And luckily for Chelsea a home game against Malmo represents a real bounce back spot as the Swedes have lost both their group games by a combined total of 7-0, and including qualifying have won just one of their five Champions League away matches this season.

The last time Chelsea hosted Malmo they ran out 3-0 winners in the 2019 Europa League and we're expecting a similar scoreline this time around, with Chelsea to win to nil our opening acca selection.

Spartak Moscow vs Leicester City

Spartak Moscow Quincy Promes celebration Sep21

As Leicester look for their first Europa League win this season, the question is whether their impressive 4-2 victory over Man United last weekend will be the jump-start they badly need after an underwhelming campaign.

The Foxes are 11th in the Premier League but more surprisingly they are bottom of Group C after drawing at home to Napoli and losing at Legia Warsaw. They are already in grave danger of finishing bottom of the group, or worse, dropping into the Europa Conference League!

Spartak are second after losing to Legia and beating Napoli, and will relish the chance to put a five-point cushion between Leicester and themselves with a win on home turf. They are in good form domestically with two wins and a draw in their last three games.

The Foxes are poor travellers in Europe, winning just one of their last eight away from home. So while we can understand that an upturn in form would be no surprise after their heroics last weekend, Russia is never an easy place to travel to and we're not sure why Brendan Rodgers' men are odds-on favourites here.

At the price they are we reckon Spartak can't be passed up and with the added benefit of some insurance if Leicester can raise their game, we're happy to supercharge our acca with the home win in Moscow.

Benfica vs Bayern Munich

Julian Nagelsmann Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Oct21

This one looks like a cracker on paper as two of European soccer's most goal-hungry sides do battle at the Estadio da Luz, with young upstarts Benfica looking to bloody the nose of their more illustrious opponents.

The hosts are unbeaten in the Champions League this season with four wins and two draws from six games, and while they started their Group E campaign slowly with a 0-0 draw at Kyiv, a 3-0 victory over Barcelona last time out was a statement win, even with Barca's struggles.

And speaking of statements, two wins from two Group E games and eight goals scored is a pretty big marker laid down by the German giants, who top Group E ahead of Benfica and have also won 10 of their last 11 in all competitions.

Benfica are in great form too with just one loss in 15 games this season. More importantly ahead of a clash with goal-happy Bayern, in this season's Champions League they have conceded just one goal in their last six games and have kept a clean sheet in their last three.

We're not so sure that run will continue but we do think that Benfica can go toe to toe with Bayern and at least find the net on home turf, with both teams to score a good enough price to warrant a spot on our acca.

Barcelona vs Dynamo Kyiv

Philippe Coutinho Barcelona celebration

There was a rare bit of good news this week for beleaguered Barca boss Ronald Koeman as his side secured their first win in three games.

And while it does seem like a matter of when, not if Koeman is relieved of his duties, a 3-1 victory over Valencia was a welcome boost ahead of a must-win Champions League clash.

Barcelona are seventh in La Liga, just two points behind second-placed Real Madrid but their Champions League campaign has been a disaster, losing 3-0 to both Bayern Munich and Benfica to leave them propping up Group E.

Anything other than a victory would leave Koeman's men with an enormous mountain to climb to qualify for the last 16, but they are worthy favourites against a Kyiv side who do not travel well.

Dynamo have won just three of their last 15 matches away from home in the Champions League, with their latest trip ending in a 5-0 pasting at Bayern Munich.

Ansu Fati found the net against Valencia and the return of the young Spanish forward has certainly boosted Barca, as has the return to form of Philippe Coutinho, who also netted against the Bats.

And with Memphis Depay relishing a bit of help for a change, even a Barcelona side in patchy form should have too much for their Ukrainian visitors, with Barca -1 our selection at Camp Nou.

Red Bull Salzburg vs Wolfsburg

Rasmus Kristensen Red Bull Salzburg Sept21

Salzburg maintained the longest unbeaten run in European soccer last weekend but a draw at basement battlers Altach brought them down a peg or two after a fantastic run of 10 straight league wins.

However, they won't be pressing the panic button at the Red Bull Arena just yet as the Austrian champions have not lost in 21 competitive games, a run stretching back to April.

And Salzburg have also started their Champions League campaign in fine fashion, leading Group G by two points after a draw against Sevilla and victory over Lille, while Wolfsburg are second from bottom after drawing their first two matches.

However, the Germans' league form is a real cause for concern as the Wolves have fallen off a cliff after a strong start to the season, losing their last three matches to drop to sixth in the Bundesliga.

With seven wins from seven home games this season and facing a Wolfsburg side who seem to have forgotten how to win, we reckon Salzburg are the value bet of the evening, so the home win is a confident addition to our acca.

Middlesbrough vs Barnsley

Neil Warnock Middlesbrough boss Sep21

Neil Warnock's men left it late but that will not bother Boro fans after their side beat Peterborough 2-0 at the weekend. It's a result which should signal a climb up the Championship table with struggling Barnsley the next visitors to the Riverside Stadium.

That win was Middlebrough's second in a row on home turf and we reckon they can make it three against a Barnsley side who have won just once in 13 games and have lost their last four in a row, failing to score in their last two.

Boro will be bouncing after that late victory and with no new injury worries and the return of Lee Peltier from suspension we reckon the home win here is a worthy way to round off our Wednesday acca.

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