Chelsea v Valencia Predictions & Betting Odds – 17th September 2019

Blues can make positive Champions League start

Chelsea v Valencia Betting Tips – Champions League, 17th September 8.00pm

The Blues are not going to get easy games in Group H of the Champions League this season. They won the Europa League last term and kick off their UCL group stage campaign against Valencia. The Spaniards were fourth in their domestic league last season but couldn’t get out of their Champions League group. Read our predictions for Chelsea v Valencia.

Chelsea v Valencia Betting Odds*

Chelsea 17/20
Draw 13/5
Valencia 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 14th, 2019 at 5:47 p.m.)

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Chelsea News and Form – Can Chelsea beat Valencia at the Bridge?

The Blues tasted European glory last season in lifting the Europa League title against Arsenal. How will their adventure back in the Champions League go under new manager Frank Lampard? It was a third-place finish in last season’s Premier League which got the Blues back to the Champions League. This season on the domestic front, there has been some mixed performances from the Blues. They look sharp in attack but defensively frail.

Tammy Abraham Last Goalscorer
7/2

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Focusing on their European action, the Blues have netted at least three goals in five of their last eight played. Last season on their way to lifting the Europa League crown, they remained undefeated with a W12 D3 record. They have had their struggles somewhat in beating Spanish opposition though. Chelsea have taken just a W1 D4 L3 record in their last eight against La Liga opposition (home and away). Overall the Blues hold a W7 D12 L3 record in their last 22 matches against Spanish teams.

Chelsea have been in European action this season, facing Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup. The game ended in a 2-2 draw with Liverpool taking the win via a penalty shoot-out. Chelsea met Valencia in the 2011/12 Champions League group stage. The Londoners bagged four points in their two games against the Spaniards and went on that season to win the Champions League title. Good omens? Olivier Giroud was their prolific scorer in Europe last season. Tammy Abraham is their main man in front of goal at the moment, scoring seven goals in his last three Premier League games.

Chelsea v Valencia Head to Head

Chelsea W3 D3 in their six previous games against Valencia
The Blues are W1 D2 in three at home against the Spaniards
Their most recent meetings were in the 2011 group stage of the UCL

 

Key-Facts – Chelsea v Valencia

  • Chelsea have one won their last eight against Spanish opposition
  • Valencia are unbeaten in five away games in Europe
  • Chelsea have lost just three of their last 22 games against Spanish teams

 

Valencia News and Form – Can Valencia win at Stamford Bridge?

Valencia took fourth place in La Liga last season. That puts them into what is their 12th Champions League campaign. They have been to the final of the competition twice before, but not since their 2012/13 campaign have they made it past the group stage. Last season it was a third-place finish for them in their group behind Juventus and Manchester United. Valencia ran through to the semi-finals in the Europa League where they were stopped by Arsenal.

In their previous 19 away games against teams from the English top-flight, Valencia are W3 D10 L6. Before their loss at Arsenal in the semi-finals of the Europa League last season, the Spaniards were on a three-match undefeated streak of form in England (W2 D1). Valencia have taken a W3 D3 L4 record in their last ten Champions League away games, undefeated in their last five. Valencia have just changed manager, Albert Celades taking charge from Marcelino.

Chelsea v Valencia Tips & Odds

Over 2.5 goals at even money
Chelsea to win by a 1 goal margin at 11/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 14th, 2019 at 5:47 p.m.)

Chelsea v Valencia Predictions

Chelsea to win: The Blues should have their tails up here after a wonderful performance in the Premier League on the weekend. Maybe their turn towards youth is going to pay off massively for them. Who knows? But they look in good enough shape to beat a Valencia side who are nothing much above average. Chelsea to win by a one-goal margin.


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