Things are getting hot in Group H of the UEFA Champions League. Three teams have seven points in the remainder of the two match days. Only the bottom bracket from Lille has gambled away all chances to reach the last sixteen after only one point from four games. The other three teams will therefore play the top two places, which entitle them to participate in the round of the last 16, among themselves.
Valencia vs Chelsea Soccer Betting Prediction
Still in the raffle are the previous year’s semi-finalists Ajax Amsterdam and Valencia and Chelsea. According to the odds of the bookmakers, the Dutch and the English have the best cards, which is primarily because both teams can still play against Lille, while the “Blanquinegros” already needed a surprise win on Wednesday evening against the “Blues” to the starting position to dramatically improve the showdown in two weeks.
If we go after the recent impressions, then the favorite role is for understandable reasons with the guests from London. The team of Frank Lampard presented last in strong condition and celebrated six Premier League victories in succession. Only at the weekend, the strong series was stopped by the 1: 2 defeat at Manchester City.
Nonetheless, the young troupe from Stamford Bridge has made a significant leap forward that should allow them to play for victory on the southeast coast of Spain as well. The hosts are lagging slightly behind in La Liga, but have not conceded a single defeat at home (three wins, four draws).
Nevertheless, we predict between Valencia and Chelsea that a tip on the reborn former Champions League winner is more valuable than a bet on a surprise coup of the Iberians, which are also under pressure in the final home game of the group stage and almost on victory have to play.
Valencia – Statistics & Current Form
At the Valencia Club de Fútbol the international break came again at the worst possible time. Immediately before the dismissals of all national players to their selection teams, it seemed as if the “bats” had finally caught.
The previous year’s fourth-placed Spain’s top flight celebrated victories at Espanyol Barcelona (2-1), at home against Lille OSC (4-1) and finally against the surprise team from Granada (2-0). In the Champions League, the black-whites kept their chances for the knockout stages and also at the national level remained at the European Cup ranks off.
With great confidence and anticipation, the run was to continue in the first match after the break, but at Betis Sevilla there was a 1: 2 defeat for the men of coach Albert Celades, by which the “Blanquinegros” fell back to tenth place, On Wednesday threatens now the next setback.
Should a tip be paid for the visitors in the Valencia match against Chelsea, they would definitely have to win at Ajax Amsterdam on the final day of the match in two weeks time, and at best (should Ajax win against Lille on Wednesday) with three goals. Given the very low probability of such a scenario, we do not need to be a prophet to claim that a defeat by the English top club would almost equate to the preliminary round.
However, if the Black and Whites win their home game, they will not be able to progress because of their direct comparison against Chelsea. Only the belief in such a threesome is missing, because even in La Liga are the “bats” only in three wins from seven home games (four draws). But: on the international stage, 13 of the last 18 encounters in the “Mestalla” were victorious.
The tense staffing situation is also an argument that may affect our Valencia. Chelsea’s prediction favors. With Geoffrey Kondogbia, Goncalo Guedes, Denys Cheryshev, Francis Coquelin, Cristiano Piccini and Mouctar Diahkhaby several potential achievers are injured. That’s why Coach Celades is unlikely to make many changes.
Expected formation of Valencia:
➲ Cilless – Gaya, Mangala, Paulista, Costa – Soler, Wass, Parejo, Torres – Moreno, Gomez
➲ Coach: Celades
Last matches of Valencia:
⚽️ 23.11.2019 – Betis Sevilla vs. Valencia 2: 1 (La Liga)
⚽️ 09.11.2019 – Valencia vs Granada 2: 0 (La Liga)
⚽️ 05.11.2019 – Valencia vs OSC Lille 4: 1 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Espanyol Barcelona vs Valencia 1: 2 (La Liga)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Valencia vs Sevilla 1: 1 (La Liga)
Chelsea – Statistics & Current Form
Will Chelsea FC have the dream comeback against Ajax Amsterdam at the beginning of November? In the home game against the last year’s finalists it was after an hour already 1: 4 from the point of view of the “Blues” before the home side played in a veritable frenzy and actually made up for the 4: 4 final score.
Nevertheless, exactly the two points left over from the match against the Dutch could be the deciding factor in the end if Frank Lampard’s team can make it to the Champions League knockout rounds or try to defend the previous year’s title in the Europa League.
Much depends on the match on Wednesday evening in Valencia. If the blues win in the “Mestalla” and that at best with two goals difference, then they were already determined before the last round of play as a knockout finalists. In case of a tie, they would still be in their own hands following a win in two weeks at home against Lille. Only a defeat should be avoided urgently from the perspective of the English.
However, we are confident that the guests will continue the upward trend of recent weeks and will not be disturbed by the 1-2 defeat by Manchester City over the weekend. Previously, the young team of coach Frank Lampard had celebrated in the Premier League six consecutive victories and thus brought to the re-qualification for the premier class in a good position.
The self-confidence is undoubtedly there and also the automatisms are compared to the lost first leg at home against Valencia much more sophisticated and structured. The revenge after the then unnecessary 0-1 defeat at the Stamdord Bridge contribute to the rest, that between Valencia and Chelsea, the odds should be exploited to a guest victory.
For Antonio Rüdiger, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley a commitment on Wednesday evening is definitely too early. We assume that the “Blues” legend on the bridge will not change his start-up compared to the good appearance with the Citizens, who was not rewarded with points (1: 2), or only slightly.
Expected formation of Chelsea:
➲ Kepa – Alonso, Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta – Kovacic, Ridge, Jorginho – Pulisic, Abraham, William
➲ Coach: Lampard
Last matches of Chelsea:
⚽️ 11/23/2019 – Manchester City vs. Chelsea 2: 1 (Premier League)
⚽️ 09.11.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Crystal Palace 2: 0 (Premier League)
⚽️ 05.11.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Ajax Amsterdam 4: 4 (Champions League)
⚽️ 02.11.2019 – Watford Vs. Chelsea 1: 2 (Premier League)
⚽️ 30.10.2019 – Chelsea Vs. Manchester United 1: 2 (League Cup)
Valencia vs Chelsea Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Valencia and Chelsea have scored seven matches in the UEFA Champions League so far. The “Blues” celebrated three wins and fought three more draws. The most recent direct duel, however, went to the Spaniards during the first matchday. Rodrigo scored the gold goal of the day in the 74th minute to a surprising 1-0 win.
However, the bats lost five of their last eight games with English opponents. But the Londoners’ record also looks anything but outstanding with just one win from their latest eight games against La Liga clubs. After all, only one of the last eleven matches on the Spanish mainland was lost (three wins, seven draws).
Valencia vs Chelsea Soccer Betting Prediction Explained
The last two games in Group H promise a lot of excitement. However, on the very last day of the match in two weeks, only one ticket to the round of 16 may be available, as Chelsea FC can make progress on Wednesday night. This would require an away win in the “Mestalla” at the Valencia Club de Fútbol.
If we give credit to the bookmakers’ betting odds between Valencia and Chelsea, then such a three-man trip is also likely to be a home win. After all, odds of 2.15 in the top for the Londoners implies a probability of 46%. We also believe that the Lampard-Elf takes the momentum of the last weeks and retaliates for the first leg defeat (0: 1).
Key facts – Valencia vs Chelsea tips
📌 Valencia are still undefeated in La Liga at home, but lost 3-0 in CL against Ajax
📌 Chelsea are in great shape despite a 2-1 defeat at ManCity
📌 The first leg at Stamford Bridge went 1-0 to the underdog
The Blues have recently won six of the past seven Premier League matches and were stopped by Pep’s Citizens on the weekend. The atmosphere around Stamford Bridge is really good, as fans have long felt that a talented team is developing game by game in the north of the capital.
Partly for this reason and because the bats of the southeast coast of Spain have fallen far short of their own expectations so far, we decide between Valencia and Chelsea for a tip on the Lampard Elf.
Competition: Champions League – Group H
Betting Prediction: Chelsea (2)
Stake: 7/10 units