In parallel with the “Ajax” will take Lille to London “Stamford bridge” will be another first round match of the group stage of the Champions League between members of the group H — this time will play “Chelsea” and “Valencia” is the winner and semi-finalist of the Europa League last season.
- The coefficients and forecast
At the end of last season, the London team could get into the Champions League both ways: she became one of the four best teams in the English Premier League and won the Europa League final. Despite this success in his first season Mauricio Sarri at Albion, the Italian coach left the club and returned to Italy.
Replace it with “Stamford bridge” returned Frank Lampard, whose debut as coach was marred by a first away defeat in the first round of “Manchester United”, followed by the defeat in the match for the UEFA super Cup against Liverpool and home draw with “Lester”.
Draw a blue from Leicestershire was the first of 4 matches unbeaten run in the capital’s “blue” which they will begin their participation in the Champions League, however 2 subsequent successful victory in 3 fights have not changed defensive performance of the team from West London: she missed in each of the previous 11 games, and in 9 of the last 10 with her haven’t scored less than 3 goals.
On the one hand, this is good because there is a reason to put on over the standard. On the other hand, it is unclear how the opponent will survive the parting with the coach, which is zero or just low-scoring draws were the norm.
However, because of staffing problems Chelsea defense have not disappeared, the team from the capital of England could still continue the series consisting of 5 matches with conceded goals, let in each of those matches and have opened your account.
Unlike English, the Spanish team parted ways with its head coach when the new season started. In it, they have earned 4 points, never losing at home, but losing both times on the road: first “Celta” 1:0, then “Barcelona” 5:2.
A narrow defeat from the Galician team was the only match “Valencia” in the campaign in which she scored. But it was an away game.
The change of coach will definitely affect the performance of the team in the long run. According to the forecasts of the website “five-network-eyt” (FiveThirtyEight), the guests from the Iberian Peninsula would rather take 3rd place than out in the playoffs of the Champions League.
The previous performance of the team hinted that the match against Chelsea may come out successful, and not the fact that will end in favor of the hosts, in 6 of the last 8 games she scored and missed, and in those 5 matches out of 7 and opened the score.
The coefficients and forecast
A home win, on the eve staged a most brilliant match of the round in the Premier League, is estimated lower odds than the win:
1.75–1.85: victory “Chelsea”;
3.9–4.6: the victory of “Valencia”.
We would put goals on those, and other, but must raise the ratio to at least 2.0. Make it a double outcome, of course, in favor of “Chelsea”.