Vidi vs Chelsea Europa League Predictions

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Vidi vs Chelsea Europa League

The match is over.
Score: 2-2.

Vidi must pick up points against Chelsea at the Groupama Arena on Thursday evening and hope the other Group L result goes their way if they are to join their opponents in the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Predictions

Vidi are level on points with BATE in Group L going into the final game, but the Hungarians have lost 2-0 to the Belarusians in both Budapest and Borisov.

That leaves qualification out of the hands of Marko Nikolic’s side, who must better BATE’s result against PAOK in order to qualify for the round of 32.

It will be a tough task against already-qualified Chelsea who have won all five of their Europa League ties so far, scoring ten and conceding just once.

But the Blues will use the match as a platform on which some of their most promising youngsters can make a big impression, with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Ethan Ampadu among those expected to feature.

And Vidi will take heart from their performance at Stamford Bridge earlier in the competition, where they were only defeated by a 1-0 scoreline.

However, even with fringe players featuring for the Premier League side, visitors to betting sites will still be backing a 2-0 victory in Budapest.

Betting Tips

Chelsea looked a different team in the surprise victory over pace-setters Manchester City in the Premier League and Maurizio Sarri’s men appear to be enjoying their football. The Blues’ youngsters can play without fear in Hungary and their energy could exploit gaps in the Vidi defence, as the hosts need to attack in order to better BATE’s result.

Chelsea haven’t conceded in either of their away matches in this season’s Europa League, beating PAOK 1-0 in Greece and BATE 1-0 in Belarus. The Blues backline was barely threatened in either of those games and it will likely be a more experienced defence than attack in Budapest on Thursday so a repeat of those results could be on the cards.

Statistics

Head to Head

Alvaro Morata scored the only goal of the game in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge, sweeping into the back of the net with 20 minutes remaining. Chelsea had 28 shots on goal in the game with Vidi managing just seven in comparison.

Stats

  • Three clubs have picked up maximum points in the Europa League so far – Frankfurt, Salzburg and Chelsea.
  • Vidi have faced English opposition at home just once before – beating Manchester United in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup.
  • Alvaro Morata’s goal in the reverse fixture between these teams was his first in ten appearances for club and country.
  • Vidi haven’t conceded in their last three games at the Groupama Arena.
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