Match Preview: BATE 0-1 Chelsea Prediction and Betting Tips | Europa League (Group L)

BATE – Chelsea betting tips for today, November 8, 2018

Kick-off: 18:55 BATE – Chelsea
Football: Europa League – Group L
Tip: Away Win
Odds: 1.37
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 0:1 WON!!!

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BATE have won just one of their last nine home Europa League (EL) matches (W1, D5, L3), and the club’s home record in the 2010s, against top-seeded group stage sides (like Chelsea) in all European competitions is little better, standing at: W2, D0, L4 (GF 9, GA 16).
For the hosts, domestic form will count for little against a side of Chelsea’s quality. Indeed, the fact that each of BATE’s last three domestic home wins (against far inferior opposition) have seen them fail to score before half-time, hints at a backs-to-the-wall job against Maurizio Sarri’s men.
A win for Chelsea in these humble surroundings will seal EL progression for the ‘Blues’ with two games to spare. The visitors have great momentum at the moment (across all competitions) and have scored first, and won the first-half in each of their last six games.
Chelsea’s all-time EL record away from Stamford Bridge is a strong one that reads: W4, L2 (GF 8, GA6). However, Chelsea have not been infallible in defence within that sequence, with three of their last four EL games away from London seeing both teams score.
Players to watchAleksey Rios netted in the reverse encounter at Stamford Bridge, but he remains goalless in home matches for BATE since October 2017.
Álvaro Morata defied his critics with a brace in Chelsea’s last match, and he travels here after three goals in as many games.
Stat attack: Across all competitions, BATE have scored at least once after 75 minutes in each of their last five games.
Four of Chelsea’s last five matches (in all competitions) have seen both teams score.
That said, all of Chelsea’s EL matches away from Stamford Bridge have been settled by a single-goal margin either way.

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