Our prediction for this Champions League match:
A place in the Champions League last 16 will be at stake when Valencia and Chelsea face each other at Estadio de Mestalla on Wednesday evening. Los Che desperately needed a win against Lille, and they managed to get one. Albert Celades’ troops sit in the third place in the standings ahead of the visit of Chelsea, meaning that they are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Wednesday’s showdown.
Given their attacking potential, we predict that the hosts are going to find the net in the Group H derby. The Blues, on the other hand, have been scoring goals for fun under Frank Lampard. A lively contest is on the cards at Estadio de Mestalla, and we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Chelsea played out a thrilling 4-4 draw with Ajax in their last group game, which is yet another reason why this betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Player (Geoffrey Kondogbia):
Geoffrey Kondogbia is a French football player born on 15th of February 1993 in Nemours with roots in Central African Republic. Kondogbia started his football career in the youth of RC Lens where he made his debut for the first team in season 2010/2011. After playing for Sevilla and AS Monaco Kondogbia made a transfer to Inter Milan, which paid around 35 million euro.
Knodogbia is, despite his age, a very mature football player, which plays as a defensive midfielder. Being left-footed gives Kondogbia more abilities than other players in order to open up and create space in the pitch. Kondogbia made his debut for the French national team in August 2013.
Kondogbia is a very talentful player, which will be one of the best defensive midfielders In a couple of years. The competition for a spot in the starting eleven of France is very hard, which gives Kondogbia the opportunity to focus on Inter Milan.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.