Kick-off: 2000, 04/10/2018
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: BT Sport
Chelsea will be grateful of a change in pace following two clashes with Liverpool and should capitalise by securing a smooth Europa League success versus Vidi.
The visitors are a distant third behind Ferencvaros in Hungary’s top flight and opened this competition with a 2-0 home loss to Bate Borisov.
Punters can get 7/10 for the Blues to win to nil and that looks a gift for our first Chelsea vs Vidi prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Chelsea emerged from that double-header against Liverpool with plenty of credit, prevailing 2-1 at Anfield in the EFL Cup and then drawing 1-1 at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
Only a last-minute wonder strike by Daniel Sturridge denied them a second victory and Maurizio Sarri must be more than satisfied with the progress being made by his team.
David Luiz says Sarri’s positive approach on and off the pitch is proving fruitful for the Blues.
“Sarri is giving us a lot of happiness to play football – we are trying to enjoy everything,” the 31-year-old told Chelsea TV.
“He gives us a lot of confidence. He shows us what he wants. He gives us the details about the game. He works hard in every situation. And also as a human he’s a fantastic person.
“Every single day he says to us ‘you have the best job in the world, so you have to enjoy’. You have to try to do this with a big smile. Many people in the world don’t have this privilege.”
Sarri fielded a strong side when Chelsea began Group I with a 1-0 triumph at PAOK Salonika, when they dominated throughout and missed at least a handful of clear-cut chances to increase the lead.
A Look At MOL Vidi’s Betting Odds
Vidi will be better known to English football fans as Videoton, famously knocking Manchester United out of the UEFA Cup quarter-finals on penalties way back in 1985.
This is their first return to this country since then and it would be an even bigger surprise if they get anything positive out of this game.
To be fair, Marko Nikolic’s men did well to beat Ludogorets and Malmo in Champions League qualifiers, before being shaded 3-2 on aggregate by AEK Athens.
Vidi struggled to score goals in most of those games, though, and created little of note when beaten by Bate Borisov in this tournament.
Let’s finish off our Chelsea vs Vidi betting tips by taking 5/2 for the Blues to lead 1-0 at half-time.
Last Europa League result:
PAOK Salonika 0-1 CHELSEA – Willian
VIDI 0-2 Bate Borisov
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