Videoton Vs Chelsea: Odds And Prediction
Chelsea and Videoton will be facing off for the second time this season at Stadion Kaposvár Rákóczi, Hungary. Chelsea's lackluster season under Antonio Conte ended up costing them dearly, which resulted in them not qualifying for this season's Champions League, something that hasn't happened since 2013.
Fortunately for them, they're one of the strongest teams in the Europa League and are predicted to come out as the winners, just like they did the last time they competed in the tournament.
The last time these two teams played against each other at Stamford Bridge, The Blues came out on top with a 1-0 victory against the visiting side. Most assumed it would be an easy win for the Premier League giants, but Vidi gave them a run for their money.
They seemed unfazed playing away from home against the English team, and it was only in the 70th minute that Alvaro Morata was finally able to find the net, winning the match for his side.
Chelsea has had a great run this season so far, losing only two matches across all competitions since former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri took over as head coach. An interesting fact to point out, Sarri has never lost a match in group stages of the Europa League as a manager.
He won 6 with Napoli last season, and one with Chelsea a few months ago. History does tend to repeat itself, as The Blues have accumulated a total of 12 points so far, after having won 4 out of 4 matches. They are looking to make it five after their match against PAOK S'nika.
Vidi, a team that hails from a tiny town in Hungary, have the home advantage and are guaranteed to put a fight, just like they did at their last meeting together. They capitalized on Chelsea's rather weak defense and used it to their advantage. Roland Juhasz, team captain, is sure to put on a high performance again and will give Videoton a fighting chance.
With Loic Nego by his side, they have a strong defense, which would possibly prevent Chelsea from finding the net when they attempt to push forward for a goal.
They are just below Chelsea on the group table, after winning 2 and losing two matches, collecting 6 out of a possible 12 points. Chelsea is the stronger team out of the two, so the chances are that they will likely win, but not without a struggle.
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