Lille vs. Chelsea - 10/2/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Lille vs. Chelsea - 10/2/19 UEFA Champions League Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Lille vs. Chelsea

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Stade Pierre-Mauroy)

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In the UEFA Champions League, Lille are set to host Chelsea at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy. 

Lille last played in Ligue 1 where they managed a 1-1 draw against Nice away from home. It was a decent performance by Lille as they controlled a decent amount of the ball and managed to equalize after conceding early. Luiz Araujo was the star performer for Lille as he scored the goal for the team. It was a poor start to the Champions League for Lille as they were beaten 3-0 by Ajax Amsterdam. It was a poor display by Lille against Ajax as they had only 38% of the ball and never looked threatening. 

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On the other side of the coin, Chelsea won their previous match 2-0 at home against Brighton. It was a very impressive performance by Chelsea as they controlled 53% of the possession and had 24 shots. Willian played well as he scored the second goal of the game. Chelsea had a very poor start to the season but following some changes, the team has managed to get some wins. As it currently stands, Chelsea have 11 points from their 7 Premier League games. As far as the Champions League is concerned, the Blues were beaten 1-0 at home by Valencia in the opening week. It was a poor loss for Chelsea as they controlled 60% of the ball but failed to score. Since that loss, Chelsea have managed to improve and the team will be hopeful of getting a good result from this fixture. 

There have been no recent head-to-head matches between Chelsea and Lille. 

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that this match ends as a draw. The Blues have a stronger side but they lack the experience to win big games away from home. Lille have not been in great form but they should be good enough to prevent defeat at home. 

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Aviijoy’s Pick Draw

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