Chelsea and AC Milan meet in a heavyweight Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge this week. The Italians lead the way at the top of Group E after taking four points from their opening two Champions League matchups.
The Blues have work to do after one draw and one defeat so far. We have the best Champions League stats and best Chelsea vs. Milan odds in our in-depth betting preview. Who will come out on top in England’s capital?
Chelsea vs. AC Milan Odds Breakdown
Looking at the live Chelsea vs. Milan odds, the home side are the odds-on favorites with the bookies. At the time of writing, Chelsea are priced at just -143 to pick up a much-needed three points.
Milan may be the Italian champions, but the Red and Blues head to London as the underdogs. The away victory is available at the tempting Champions League odds of +400, while the draw is priced at +280.
Chelsea vs. AC Milan Betting Preview
We have just reached October, but the 2022-23 season has already been a turbulent one for Chelsea. The popular and successful Thomas Tuchel was surprisingly sacked after the Blues were beaten 1-0 at Dinamo Zagreb in their opening Champions League fixture of the season.
They have made a slow start in the Premier League, too, winning four of the opening seven.
Potter’s Outstanding Job
Graham Potter did an outstanding job during his time at Brighton & Hove Albion, and the 47-year-old was offered the job at Stamford Bridge as a reward.
Things did not quite go to plan for Potter in game one, as the Londoners failed to beat Red Bull Salzburg at the Bridge in their second Champions League group match – the Austrian outfit held them to a 1-1 draw in that one.
Potter picked up his first win as Chelsea boss last weekend. After going a goal down to Crystal Palace, the Blues showed plenty of fighting spirit to come back and snatch all three points at Selhurst Park.
Conor Gallagher, who was on loan at Palace last term, netted at the death to give Chelsea a 2-1 win. Can they build on that and claim their first three points in the Champions League?
AC Milan will be no pushovers in the English capital. Last term, Stefano Pioli’s well-drilled side edged out rivals Inter Milan to win their first Serie A title for over ten years.
They have made a steady enough start to their championship defense, winning five, drawing two, and losing one of their opening eight matches.
Napoli Before the International Break
Milan fell to a disappointing home loss to high flyers Napoli before the international break, but the champions bounced back with a 3-1 victory at Empoli on Saturday. The reverse to Napoli remains their only defeat in all competitions since April.
A Solid Style
The Rossoneri have started their Champions League campaign in solid style. They were held to a 1-1 draw by Salzburg at the Red Bull Arena in their opening match.
However, they made no mistake in game two, as goals from:
- Olivier Giroud
- Alexis Saelemaekers
- Tommaso Pobega
Gave them a comfortable 3-1 victory over Zagreb at the San Siro. Read on below for the best Chelsea vs. Milan odds.
Chelsea vs. AC Milan Betting Analysis and Prediction
These two Champions League teams are among the best in the business. The pair should go on to reach the knockout stages, but who will win the group?
Some Chelsea supporters might be worried about their start, but Potter has more than enough quality at his disposal to turn the Blues’ Champions League season around.
Who to Bet On?
AC Milan will no doubt be formidable opponents for the London side. The Italian champions do not lose many games these days, and a win at Stamford Bridge would take them a whopping six points clear of Chelsea with three Champions League matchups to play.
Milan will play their part in this one, but we fancy Chelsea to edge an entertaining affair on home turf.
Looking at the latest Chelsea vs. Milan odds, you can get +260 for the Chelsea win and both teams to score.
UCL Pick: Chelsea (+260)