BATE vs Chelsea
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018
Kick-off at 17:55 UK/ 18:55 CET
Venue: Borisov Arena (Barysaw).
The Belarusian champions will host the Blues in Round 4 of the Europa League, at Borisov Arena.
The hosts are on a 3 game winning streak at the moment after that away loss to Chelsea in UEL. In the last 6 games in all competitions, they have 4wins and 2 losses.
They are dominating their domestic league and are favorites to win yet another title for the 13th consecutive time. They are 14 points clear of their closest rival after 27 rounds completed.
But coming into Europe, things have changed drastically for them. But still, promotion is not impossible for the side managed by Alyaksey Baha. They are at the bottom of the group but are equal on points with PAOK and MOL Vidi, all of them winning 1 and losing 2 of their 3 games.
BATE has conceded 7 goals in those matches, 3 of which against the opposition for Thursday. At home, they are on a 2 game win streak and have 4 wins and 1 defeat in their last 5 games. A score of over 2.5 goals was recorded in 4 of those games as well.
Chelsea is having a great start in Premier League under Sarri. They are yet to lose a game this season and are 2nd in the table just 2 points behind leaders Manchester City.
In UEL they have won all their 3 games and have clear daylight between other teams in the group. They have only conceded 1 goal in those games and scored 5 in return.
The Blues are undefeated in 7 away games this season and have won 6 of them. Also in overall matches, they are on a 4 game win streak and have won 6 of the last 7 games played across all venues too.
There will little chance of the home team posing a problem for the Sarri’s team, who are dominant in every aspect of play themselves.
BATE vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture saw Chelsea win 3-1 at Stamford Bridge.
BATE vs Chelsea: Prediction
Chelsea will have possession from the word go and since they have a great defensive I don’t see BATE scoring more than 1 goal in this encounter. Loftus-Cheek will be their key man as he scored a hattrick against BATE in the reverse match. So we can bet on Chelsea to win in both half time and full time with 2.05 odd.
In the last 6 matches played by the Blues, the scoreline had a total of over 2.5 goals. The same trend is followed by BATE in 4 of their previous 5 home matches as well. Since both the teams are in a good scoring form we can expect a similar score like their last h2h and bet on a score of over 2.5 goals with 1.74 odd.
BATE vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
HT/FT: Chelsea/Chelsea @ 2.05 (12/11).
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.74 (3/4).