Maribor vs Chelsea 11/05/2014 UEFA Champions League Preview Odds amd Prediction
Chelsea vs Maribor
Wednesday 5th November 2014 19:45(GMT)
The Line: Maribor 9/1 Draw 11/2 Chelsea 1/4 See the Latest Odds
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Chelsea completely destroyed Maribor in the first game in Stamford Bridge, scoring six and winning easily. In truth Chelsea probably could have had ten! With Diego Costa, Fabregas, Hazard, WIllian and Oscar Chelsea just have far too much firepower for Maribor and should win this game at a cantor. When we have mismatches like this it can often lead to a home team like Maribor putting eleven men behind the ball and trying to be hard to break down. In London Maribor did not attempt to do this and when they attempted to play against Chelsea they got over run and this is likely to happen again tonight.
Jose Mourhino though is not one to run up the score on teams, especially against the smaller sides. I do think Chelsea will go out to get the win tonight but Chelsea will be happy with a 2 or 3 nil win and I expect them to ease off if they get an early lead. Not ease off like Arsenal did last night but Chelsea's defence should be good enough to enable Mourhino take off his star striker and midfielder if Chelsea get the early lead.
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I dont like anything in the markets for this game so I am taking a small punt on a correct score. Big odds but small stakes. Take Chelsea to win 3-0
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