BATE – Chelsea SOCCER PICKS
BATE and Chelsea meet at Borisov Arena, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
After 1 win and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 4 th position, with 3 points won. In the last match, they lost by (3-1) away against Chelsea, after in the previous match, having lost by (1-4) at home with PAOK. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Neman Grodno by (1-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, BATE has won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in all of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only had 2 comebacks in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The whole of the BATE leaves for this game motivated, after the triumph, by 1-0, in the reception to the Neman. In the last match for the Europa League, the Belarusians lost to Chelsea 3-1. In this home game coach Aleksey Baga must act with a more defensive strategy, exploring only the counterattack. We must remember that the formation of BATE has some weaknesses, both at the offensive and defensive levels. For this game the coach can count on his usual players.
After 3 wins, the away team is currently in the 1 st position, with 9 points won. In the last match, they won by (3-1) at home against BATE, after in the previous match, they won by (1-0) at home with Videoton. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. In the last match they played, for the Premier League, they won against Crystal Palace at home (3-1). In their last away game for the Premier League, they won by (0-4) against Burnley. In the last 10 away matches Chelsea has 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. This is a team that does not usually feel difficult to open the scoring: it marked the first goal in 12 of the last 15 games, of these 12 it reached the break in advantage in 8 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10 There is 1 period highlighted in the last 20 away matches for all competitions: they scored 11 of their 31 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Chelsea comes to this game motivated by the triumph over Crystal Palace, 3-1. It should be noted that the English team won all the matches played in the Europa League until now. In this visit to Belarus, the coach Maurizio Sarri must act in 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, mainly through the flanks. The Belgian Eden Hazard is the great highlight of Chelsea so far, as it has 8 goals scored in several competitions. For this away game, the visiting coach has Olivier Giroud in doubt, due to physical problems.