Chelsea – PAOK, Europa League Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR CHELSEA - PAOK
After 4 wins in four games, Chelsea has nothing more to do in Europa League. It is very important for the blues to concentrate permanently on their performance in the championship as we saw how they lost a very important match against Tottenham during the weekend. For Chelsea, one point is needed from both matches till the end in order to be in the first place for sure and they couldn’t fail to do so. They will most likely come out with a large selection of the second team in this game.
PAOK must win here, although it will be very difficult for them. The Greeks have only 3 points after 3 losses and 1 win since the beginning of the groups. In addition to this, it will be important in the other game Vidi not to win. PAOK has a solid defense, but they are not particularly impressive in attack. They broke with 1-4 BATE, but did not score a goal in any of their other games in the group. However, they can rely on Chelsea’s underestimation and eventually get the point.
We do not expect PAOK to score a goal, but if they do, it will probably be only 1. Even the blues reserve defenders are strong enough to hold a clean sheet at Stamford Bridge against PAOK. At the same time, there is no logic Chelsea to go to win at any cost. They have won their games so far with little effort and without throwing much energy. This is important, because it is yet to be a key Christmas games in the championship. Our prediction here is Under 3.5 goals at 1.53
CHELSEA TEAM NEWS
Hazard(12/7 F) is out
PAOK TEAM NEWS
Mauricio(7/2 M) and Kaddouri(7/1/ M) are under question