Both teams have scored in the last six meetings between these two teams. That record looks set to continue this week, with Sassuolo coming into this clash in high-scoring form.14 of Sassuolo’s last 16 matches have seen both teams find the net. Overall this season, 73% of their games have seen both teams score.
Meanwhile, Torino have seen BTTS land in 75% of their home games so far. The hosts have lost their last two in high-scoring fashion, which has us backing goals at both ends when these two meet.
On top of that, we’re backing a 1-1 draw between these two draw-specialists. Torino have seen seven of 12 home games finish level, while 1-1 is Sassuolo’s most frequent away result.
Chelsea leaned on the solid defensive foundations laid by new manager Thomas Tuchel to claim a 1-0 first-leg lead over Atletico Madrid last month, and the Blues can use their robust rearguard as a springboard for success when the teams meet again in London on Wednesday.
Tuchel has yet to taste defeat as Chelsea’s head coach, a full 12 matches into his tenure, and the Blues’ clean sheet at Leeds on Saturday was their fifth in a row and their tenth overall since the German was appointed.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have yet to concede a single goal since the ex-PSG boss took the reins, and another shutout this week will see the club into the Champions League quarter-finals.
Atletico Madrid’s standards have been slipping recently meanwhile, and Diego Simeone’s side have won just three of their last nine fixtures in all competitions.
The La Liga leaders were comfortably second-best when they hosted Chelsea in the Spanish capital last month, and having drawn a blank against Getafe at the weekend, confidence in their camp could be low ahead of their trip to London.
While Chelsea’s defensive improvements under Tuchel have been notable, the team haven’t quite clicked further up the pitch, and the Blues have been involved in plenty of low-scoring games as a result.
11 of Chelsea’s 12 fixtures with Tuchel in charge produced under 2.5 goals – including their encounter with Atletico last month – and the same market appeals for Wednesday’s return leg.
Diego Simeone’s side aren’t known for their expansive football, so expect them to stay compact and deep at Stamford Bridge, however, we’re tipping Chelsea to eventually oust their Spanish opponents in our 1-0 correct score prediction.
The Blues have been superb at the back on their own patch since Tuchel entered the dugout, and they haven’t conceded in their last 560 minutes of football in West London. Chelsea proved their superiority against Atletico last month, and they can do the same, albeit by another narrow margin, in the second-leg.
Olympiacos produced a major shock when they beat Arsenal on their last visit to the Emirates a year ago, and while a repeat of that upset on Thursday is unlikely, the evidence suggests the Greeks can trade blows with their more illustrious hosts.
The Gunners carry a comfortable 3-1 lead into this week’s Last 16 second-leg tussle after their triumph in Greece seven days ago, and that was the seventh time in eight fixtures involving Arsenal where both teams scored.
Olympiacos meanwhile, have scored at least once in each of their last 24 matches in all competitions, and both teams found the net in nine of the most recent ten of those contests.
With just record of just one clean sheet between them in their last 20 fixtures combined, Arsenal and Olympiacos have similar defensive issues, and backing both teams to score when they face off in Thursday’s second-leg is advised as a result.
Just like last week, any Olympiacos goal is likely to be a consolation effort however, and our 3-1 correct score prediction tips a classier Arsenal side to bag another three goals against their Greek opponents.