Chelsea vs Grimsby
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London).
The Blues are trying to deal with the transfer ban they have been dealt with, but academy players have responded phenomenally well to this period of crisis, as well as opportunity. The likes of Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham etc have been enthralling fans with great displays, and it just seems like the team is not about to witness some major breakdown.
While the last day they lost at home against Liverpool, it cannot be held against them, considering that Frank Lampard’s men are undergoing a transition phase, whereas their vanquishers are reigning European champions.
Once again at home, they line up to kick-start their EFL campaign, and as has been tradition, an easier opponent has been allotted in their opener in the competition.
Grimsby plays three flights down in the League Two in England and is struggling to make it into the top spots even there. Owing to either playing in these many leagues apart for the last several years, recent h2h clashes are very few in number.
Chelsea vs Grimsby Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last meeting between these two teams had come in the year 1996.
- Chelsea had registered a 13-year unbeaten run against this opponent starting since 1983.
- The Pensioners won the very last tie between these two, which had come in the FA Cup, with a 4-1 scoreline.
- Of the total 43 encounters so far, the Blues have stood unbeaten in 29.
Chelsea vs Grimsby Prediction
First and foremost, Lampard’s men are previous Premier League champions, and one of the top-six in this league, which is rightfully considered the best, as well as the most competitive in the world. On the other hand, their opposite number for the day takes part in the fourth tier of English Football and is not a top prospect there as well.
In addition, the PL squad has the home advantage, and after their loss against Liverpool, will be trying to get into their groove. As such, we can expect a dominating display this Wednesday by the hosts.
Chelsea vs Grimsby Betting Tips
To Score in Both Halves: Chelsea @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Win Both Halves: Chelsea @ 1.80 (4/5).