CL: Chelsea vs AC Milan odds & preview 5.10.2022

By now, word must have spread everywhere that Thomas Tuchel has been replaced on the Blues’ bench by Graham Potter. On Wednesday evening at 21.00 CET we will have an absolute classic matchup between Chelsea and AC Milan. Even though both teams haven’t faced each other in about 20 years. It should be an interesting one – with the matching football odds!

Chelsea Form-Check

The new coach won his first game at the weekend 2:1 at Crystal Palace. It was not a glamorous performance, not a gala. And yet there is a lot to take away because the typical Potter soccer with lots of short passes and possession worked quite well and this might also obviously work in favor of the Blues – besides the fact, that Milan has only won one of the last 20 European Cup away games against English teams. The last win dates back to February 2005 against Manchester United. The Chelsea vs AC Milan odds on our sportsbook is definitely leaning toward the home team.

Back to last weekends match though. Defensively, however, the Blues were shaky in many phases. That shouldn’t happen against AC Milan, because the Italians have more individual quality and are just waiting for mistakes. Control will therefore be the key factor for Chelsea to win the game. Only three of the last eight games Chelsea could decide in their favor, so there is still a lot to be done. The start to the group stage of the top flight has been particularly bitter. Just one point out of the first two games. The Blues lost against Zagreb and even at home against RB Salzburg they only achieved a draw. Those results are not living up to their own expectations. They definitely need a victory against the team from Italy, that’s for sure.

AC Milan Form-Check

The Rossoneri are still trying to find their rhythm. They managed to score a 3:1 last-minute victory against Empoli on the last weekend but they are currently only ranked 5th in the Serie A. Still better than Inter Milan though – they are sitting in the 12th spot after two defeats in a row.

However, AC Milan seems not quite as strong as it was last season in all aspects. Offensively, there could be a bit more from the team, even if 16 goals from eight games are a solid basis. Nine goals conceded are also solid, but these figures are not enough to reach their own optimum. After all, there were four points from both games in the top division.

That’s important because the last group stage, in 2021/22, was pretty messed up. AC Milan had only four points at the end of the six games for the last Champion League season. Away from home, the visitors often offer something internationally, playing only in two of the last 17 games to zero. One thing is for sure: the Rossoneri are at a home way better than on away turf.

Chelsea vs AC Milan prediction

We are not expecting the Rossoneri to go all in for their game in London since they are comfortably sitting at the top of the table. A draw would definitely do the trick for the Italians. Besides that, we won’t probably see a high-scoring affair tonight. Chelsea definitely needs a victory to save their chances of advancing to the next round. Therefore the Chelsea vs AC Milan odds are quite obvious going in direction of the home team.

Our prediction: Chelsea wins at current odds of 1.72