Chelsea v Barcelona Betting Tips July 29th 2015
Tip #1: Back Chelsea to win @ 2.75 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Draw No Bet Chelsea @ 1.83 with bet365.com
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Chelsea v Barcelona Betting Tips: Match Preview
Chelsea will meet Barcelona in an anticipated friendly match in the International Championship Cup. After the starter loss to New York Red Bulls, with 2-4, Chelsea recorded a 1-1 draw against PSG and won the game after penalties (7-6). Current performance rating 64% winning 4 of the last 7 matches.
Against Barcelona, the team has recorded 4 draw games and a win in the last 5 meetings. The draw is priced in this match with betting odds @ 3.30 by bet365.
New additions to the team so far? Chelsea bought Nathan from Atletico PR for 6.2m, Asmir Begovic from Stoke City for 11.2m and got Danilo Pantic from Partizan as a free agent as well as Radamel Falcao on a loan. While Falcao recorded a poor record in Manchester United, scoring just 4 goals, Jose Mourinho must have seen something to arrange this transfer.
We expect Chelsea to come out in this match with a similar formation as against PSG and achieve similar result, which suits Mourinho’s style.
After beating LA Galaxy in the first match, with 2-1, Barcelona lost their second match against Manchester United with 1-3. The team will now face their second English opponent, an opponent that has a much more defensive style.
Current performance rating 64% with 4 victories in 7 games. Against Chelsea, Barcelona’s last victory was back in 2006 on Stamford Bridge with 1:2. Since then Blaugrana has recorded 5 draws and 2 losses in a span of 9 years.
Two new names in the team so far: Arda Turan for 35m from Atletico Madrid and Aleix Vidal from Sevilla for 20 million. Once again Messi and Neymar will be absent due to their vacation starting late because of Copa America 2015.
It’s clear that without that dynamic duo, Barcelona is quite weak in attack, despite the efforts from Suarez.
Barcelona has a poor record against Chelsea in the last 9 years. In addition Messi and Neymar are still not with the team, due to their vacation starting late because of Copa America 2015. We expect Chelsea to win this match with betting odds @ 2.75 by bet365.
Knowing Mourinho and his preferred defensive playstyle a Draw No Bet Chelsea @ 1.83 is also a good option to play here.