Betting tips for BATE vs Chelsea 08.11.2018
BATE Borisov and Chelsea come face-to-face at Borisov Arena on Thursday to face Group 4 of the Europa League. The whole of the home comes from three consecutive victories in the national championship, but is having difficulty mirroring the good home moment in this Europa League. On the other side comes a Chelsea 100% winner in the race and with ambition to continue this registration, and victory here would mean access to the next stage of the race.
BATE Borisov took the last place in Group L with 3 points, the result of a victory and two defeats, with 4 goals scored and 7 goals conceded. The Bosnian side entered the match well and won the opening round at home to MOL Vidi (0-2), succumbing in the following two, first at PAOK (4-2) and then at home to Chelsea (3-1) . The team has the same points as PAOK and MOL Vidi, but it is last scored thanks to the difference of goals.
The Bosnians are already isolated in the lead of the championship and even though they are 3 days from the end, they are already with the title of assured champion, being able to focus totally on gaining access to the next phase of the race. BATE Borisov were the only team in Group L to be able to score a goal against Chelsea and hope to be able to repeat that feat again. There is still a chance for the Bosnians to go ahead in the competition, even if they are defeated here they would have to win the next two games and the team will try to make it a game with a minimum of goals in the scoreboard and a defensive home team, betting on the counterattack.
Chelsea, on the other hand, occupies the first place with 9 points, fruit of 3 victories, with partial of 5 goals scored and 1 conceded goal. Chelsea are 100% victories in Group L, starting with a 0-1 home win at PAOK, then at MOL Vidi (1-0) and finally at BATE Borisov (3-1). The formation of Maurizio Sarri is getting a great job this season, with the team to be unbeaten in all 16 competitions since the start of the season, coming here a step closer to being present in the next phase of the Europa League, and finding themselves well on the heels of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League. The away team record is very positive, with 7 games played out of doors in all competitions, and the Blues won 6, tying the rest, scoring 15 goals and only 2 conceded goals.
Chelsea are a much more talented team than their opponents, and hopefully they will be offered the initiative of the game. The Italian coach has a large but talented squad, which allows him to play players between the competitions without losing the quality within the four lines. The team will want to set up the game early, so that they can control the game at their pleasure, having already played at home against Everton on Sunday. Giroud missed the weekend game and should be the option here. Hazard recovered from a back injury and played a few minutes last Sunday, and hopefully he'll have a few more minutes here. Kovacic and Loftus-Cheek were unused substitutes against Crystal Palace, but should play here.
Chelsea are an absolute favorite to leave here with 3 points, with Sarri to be able to secure now access to the next stage of the race. With the game against Everton under eye, and even with Sarri making some usual changes, the Blues remain much superior both individually and collectively and should want to fix the game early, so it will not be surprising if they reach the interval in the front of the marker.
BATE vs Chelsea Prediction: 2/2 1.80
BATE vs Chelsea Betting Tip: Over 3.5 Goals @ 2.00
BATE vs Chelsea Score Recommendations: 1-3 10.00