Vidi vs Chelsea Betting Preview – 13/12/2018

Vidi vs Chelsea Betting Preview – 13/12/2018

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Vidi vs Chelsea

Chelsea head to Budapest on Thursday to face Hungarian champions Vidi in their final Group L game in the Europa League, with qualification to the last 32 as group winners already guaranteed. It will however, be a big night for the home side who will join Maurizio Sarri’s side in the knockout stages if they better the result of BATE Borisov who face PAOK FC in their final game. The Blues won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Stamford Bridge back in October thanks to an Alvaro Morata goal on 70 minutes and Sarri’s side are 4/6 favourites with Coral to do the double over the Hungarians, despite the Italian tactician choosing to rest some of his key players.

October’s meeting in London was the first between the two sides and the first time ever that Chelsea had faced Hungarian opposition in Europe. Vidi, who were formally known as Videoton, memorably eliminated Manchester United on penalties from the UEFA Cup back in 1985 in their only other confrontation with an English side.

Vidi haven’t had the best preparation for Thursday’s game having been beaten 2-0 by Ujpest in the Hungarian First League on Saturday. Coral offer odds of 21/5 for them to come out on top against the Premier League side although qualification remains out of their hands. Coach Marko Nikolic will take heart from the fact his side has won three of their last five in all competitions, but their two Europa League defeats against BATE, their closest challengers for second-spot, has left qualification in the balance.

Chelsea’s 2-0 win over champions Manchester City on Saturday, was a huge fillip after last week’s shock defeat away at Wolves. Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, who wasn’t even in the squad for last weekend’s game, should spearhead the Chelsea attack in Budapest. The 26-year-old has two goals in his three Europa League outings so far this term and Paddy Power price him at 7/4 to be an anytime scorer on Thursday.

Sarri’s team has coasted through their Europa League group and have a 100 percent record so far, having conceded just one goal in the process. Paddy Power offers odds of 10/11 for only one team to get on the scoresheet in Budapest, whilst the price for Chelsea to win and both teams to score is a more generous 13/5 (Paddy Power).

The side from West London may have bigger fish to fry in the coming months, but Thursday evening offers the chance for some of the fringe players to show the boss their true potential.

Recommended Bets:

Alvaro Morata anytime goalscorer at 7/4 with Paddy Power – BET HERE

Half-Time/Full-Time – Chelsea/Chelsea at 8/5 with Bet365 – BET HERE

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