Qarabag vs Chelsea by Blackcrow
Qarabag have two point in their group and are just one point behind Atletico Madrid for third spot and a chance to qualify for the Europa League. They have been quite competitive at home in their two games, as they drew 0-0 with Atletico and lost 2-1 to Roma. Now they face a Chelsea side that smashed them 6-0 in London, but this will be different circumstances for the Blues. Chelsea are one point behind Roma in group C, who have a tough trip to Atletico Madrid. It will be interesting to what kind of side that Chelsea send to Azerbaijan, as they have a tough game away to Liverpool on the weekend, and with the Reds having played last night, they will have one more day to rest and prepare for this big game, which will have some impact on the lineup Chelsea will start for this game.
Seeing how they were well beaten in the first round, then can see the home side being much more tentative and looking to be more conservative, and try to keep the ball for as long as possible. This will suit Chelsea as they can sit back and look for the home side to come at them, and then look to pick them off on the counter if they decide to venture forward. It looks like it will be a pretty boring game with not as many goals, as Chelsea will be looking to conserve their energy given the big game they have against Liverpool. While they may do enough to win this, once again, dependent on what line up they start with, doubt that there will be many goals in this game, as Chelsea just want to play, get the result and move onto the Liverpool game. They are not looking to make a statement in this game, and one or two goals will be enough for them, as doubt that the local side will get many opportunities to score against them
|Under 2.5||William Hill||2.10||10||0-4 LOST (-10 units)|
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