In demolishing NK Maribor 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea moved to within one win of booking their spot in the Champions League knockout phase.
Slaying Slovenia’s finest for the second time in two weeks will seal the deal and a price as short as 33/100 suggests they’ll have no trouble achieving the objective.
Home advantage will count for little according to the odds gurus, with Maribor afforded a price of 15/2 to record only a second ever victory over an English adversary, while it’s 4/1 about the draw.
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Chelsea’s laundry hasn’t been as pristine this season.
In improving up front, it appears the Blues’ notoriously impenetrable defensive core has softened.
On the road they’re especially vulnerable to leaking goals, with just one clean sheet from seven excursions beyond the confines of Stamford Bridge, with foes as feeble as Burnley and Shrewsbury among the teams able to pick the lock on their backline.
Maribor were perilously close to troubling the scorers in the corresponding collision.
While the result of their clash two weeks back left no doubt as to which side is superior, Ante Simundza’s men came within a missed penalty away from ensuring backers of this bet were entitled to a reward.
Prior to a 1-0 reverse at home to Domzale at the weekend the Slovenians hadn’t failed to score at home since May.
This run saw them perforate the rearguards of Maccabi Tel Aviv, Celtic and Sporting Lisbon in this competition.
Chelsea’s new-found penchant for attacking extravagance means they’re nailed on to find the net.
The Blues have scored in 16 successive outings, while they’ve been unable to locate the net in just three Champions League matches across the past four seasons.