Chelsea vs. Lille - 12/10/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lille at Chelsea
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Stamford Bridge)
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In the UEFA Champions League, Chelsea are set to host Lille at Stamford Bridge.
Lille enters this match having won their previous outing 1-0 at home. It was a solid victory for Lille as the team controlled 56% of the possession and had 10 shots on target. Victor Osimhen was the star performer for Lille as the Nigerian striker scored the winning goal for the team. Looking at the Champions League, it has been a poor campaign for Lille as the team only has 1 point from its 5 games. As a result, Lille have no chance of qualifying for the next stage of the tournament. With no hopes of qualifying, it is hard to see Lille playing at the intensity required to win at Stamford Bridge.
Looking at Chelsea, the Blues are in a situation where they must win this match. Chelsea are currently third in the group but winning this match could see the team jump above Valencia and/or Ajax. It has been a good season for Chelsea although the team enter this match having lost to Everton over the weekend. Chelsea dominated 70% of the possession but the defense didn’t play well and that resulted in the team conceding 3 goals. Despite that result, Chelsea will feel confident in their ability to win this match at home.
Chelsea and Lille played each other earlier in the tournament. The match was played in France with Chelsea winning 2-1 away from home. Tammy Abraham and Willian both scored for Chelsea while Victor Osimhen was the goal scorer for Lille.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Chelsea to win this match. Chelsea have been much stronger in the Champions League and the Blues have more to gain from winning this fixture. Considering the stipulations surrounding this match, I see Chelsea winning with some ease.