Champions League Betting: Chelsea v Juventus - Top 10 Vital Statistics


10. Chelsea begin the defence of their title against two-times European Cup winners Juventus. Roberto Di Matteo’s men are priced at 14.00 to retain the trophy with Juve close by at 18.00.

9. Chelsea and Juventus have met just twice before in European competition, during the last 16 stage of the 2008/09 Champions League. Chelsea won the overall tie 3-2 on aggregate and are 2.05 to beat Juve on Wednesday.

8. The Blues won their home leg 1-0 before traveling to the Stadio Delle Alpi to battle out a 2-2 draw. Another draw can be backed at 3.30 with 2-2 at 17.00.

7. Didier Drogba scored the only goal in the clash at Stamford Bridge, a simple finish to hand the Blues a slender lead. Current Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is 6.50 to open the scoring this time.

6. Juve have won all three of their opening Serie A games this season by two goals or more. The Italian giants are 19.00 to win 2-0 and 32.00 to take the game 3-1.

5. John Terry is back in the Blues’ European squad after his sending off against Barcelona in the semi-finals last April. Chelsea won 58% of their games that Terry appeared in last season and the defender is 7.00 to score a header on Wednesday.

4. Giorgio Chiellini was sent off when the two clubs last met in March 2009 for a second yellow card. The Juve defender is 3.50 to get a card and 25.00 to see red at Stamford Bridge.

3. Di Matteo’s side averaged 1.92 goals per game in the Champions League last season, the fourth highest in the competition. Wednesday’s match is 2.10 to exceed 2.5 goals and 3.90 for over 3.5.

2. New Juve striker Nicklas Bendtner has faced Chelsea eight times for two Premier League clubs yet has scored just once: a consolation goal in the Blues’ 4-1 demolition of Arsenal in May 2009. Bendtner is 3.60 to net at any time.

1. Chelsea have conceded just two goals in the Premier League so far this campaign and last season averaged 0.92 a game in the Champions League. Petr Cech is 2.50 to keep a clean sheet with Chelsea 3.50 to win without conceding.