Bet Builder tips: Tonight’s 12/1 shout for Dinamo Zagreb v Chelsea

Our footie tipster Andrew Cunneen reckons the Blues will get the job done.

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Chelsea to Win
Kai Havertz to Score Anytime
Both Teams to Score – No
Josip Drmic to Have a Shot on Target

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Tuesday 5:45pm: Dinamo Zagreb v Chelsea
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Chelsea to Win

Say whatever you want about Thomas Tuchel, but the man knows the Champions League inside out.

And I think that comes down to the fact he understands the identities of various sides in Europe and can best-scope out the teams’ approaches when they come to play his own charges.

Even taking a look at last year’s results – they beat Zenit, they hammered Juventus and cast Malmo aside quite easily.

They’re very strong at home and that’s been their blueprint. Even when they’re struggling in the league, Tuchel is one of those managers who just gets Europe – a bit like Rafa Benitez.

Kai Havertz to Score Anytime

Here’s what Chelsea will face against Dinamo: they’ll see two banks of four, with Josip Drmic in behind Bruno Petkovic – which is different to how they line up in their domestic league. Teams have had more success defending against the Blues when they’re deeper rather than trying to trap them, meaning the space in forward central areas will be limited.

It means Chelsea can also afford to only commit one midfielder to attacks from deeper because of Dinamo keeping two up top to break. Chelsea will look to Kai Havertz who’ll be tasked with dropping into spaces. Defenders won’t go with him for fear of being caught in behind by Raheem Sterling, so he’ll have time on the ball.

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Both Teams to Score – No

Dinamo’s game is just so dominant in their own league that they’re not set up to play on the break. They severely lack pace and rely on multi-pass moves to break teams down.

I won’t fall into the cliché of them trying to catch teams on the break because they don’t do that. And I don’t think Tuchel lets them give possession away enough in the Champions League to allow them a way into this.

Josip Drmic to Have a Shot on Target

Josip Drmic has been their best addition – typically adding firepower off the bench. I expect due to his big-game experience and clever touches that he’ll be drafted in to partner Petkovic here.

He’s going to have their attacking fervour placed firmly on his shoulders and I generally find that leads to speculative punts at goal.

Dinamo Zagreb v Chelsea betting tips:

Chelsea to Win
Kai Havertz to Score Anytime
Both Teams to Score – No
Josip Drmic to Have a Shot on Target

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