Schalke 04 vs Chelsea London (Champions League, 25.11.2014)

Schalke 04 will try to secure their play-off qualification in the match against the group leaders, as Chelsea look forward to continue their unbeaten run and a third win is on the cards for the Blues. The press has pitted this match as a revenge for Roberto Di Matteo, Schalke’s newest coach that won the Champions League in Munich in 2012 with Chelsea only to be fired several months later.

The first match ended in a 1-1 draw, and since then Schalke has been in a slump in Bundesliga, but since Di Matteo took over, they started to recover and it got to the point where they won against the second placed Wolfsburg. They were leading with 3-0 only to see Wolfsburg score two goals through Olic and Bendtner, but the Fuchs – Höwedes duo managed to keep the three points behind the Royal Blues. The hosts will be without Draxler out with a thigh injury since last month while Boateng and Huntelaar are one booking away from suspension.
Chelsea face Schalke while being unbeaten in all competitions so far, and if they win in Germany they will secure the qualification from the first place. They have three points advantage at the top of the table, and even if Mourinho rests some players, expect him to field an attacking side that will deliver the goals. It is yet unclear whether Diego Costa is not tired enough to start seeing as Mourinho is now fielding him once a week to give some rest to the 26-year old striker. Cesc Fabregas and Loic Remy are both available for selection, but tipsters suggest Oscar should be given a spot.

The match promises to be one with goals
, not a dull moment even if Chelsea will park their bus. While both teams might be satisfied with the draw, we don’t see either side stopping themselves from improving their goal difference. William Hill gives Chelsea 1.85 odds to win, Schalke got 4.50 and a draw has 3.30 odds. If the match ends in a goalless draw and you bet on the correct score, the bookmaker will return your stake in form of a free bet.

Huntelaar to score has 2.80 odds, Choupo Moting 3.40, Ogbuke 3.75 and both Meyer and Sidney Sam have 4.00 odds to score anytime. For Chelsea, Costa has 2.00 odds to score, Remy 2.30 and Drogba 2.40. Chelsea with a -1 handicap has 3.10 odds, and we’re betting 5 units on the coupled market of both teams to score and Chelsea to win with 3.75 odds from the same bookie.

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