Our prediction for this Europa League match:
David faces Goliath at Stamford Bridge in Group L. Chelsea, who kick off their Europa League campaign with a hard-fought 1-0 win over PAOK, are seen as hot favourites to win Thursday’s football match against Vidi and we predict that the Blues are going to prove their worth on the field. Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri is likely to stick to his rotation policy, but regardless of which players will be deployed in the starting XI, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the Premier League outfit. The Hungarian side, on the other hand, are likely to adopt a defence-minded approach in the Stamford Bridge clash, but given the attacking potential of the Blues, we do not believe that Marko Nikolic’s men are capable of making a miracle in the English capital. In their last home game in the Europa League Chelsea defeated Basel 3-1.
Highlighted Player (Eden Hazard):
After impressing during his six-year spell with Lille (2007-2012), Eden Hazard signed for Chelsea in June, 2012. The Belgian midfielder helped the Blues win the Premier League trophy in the 2014/2015 campaign and it has to be noted that he was named the Premier League Player of the Year back then.
Eden Hazard made it to the 2014 FIFA World Cup quarter-finals with Belgium, but Argentina proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils in the last eight of the showpiece tournament in Brazil. Hazard scored one goal for Belgium at the Euro 2016 finals, while providing four assists for his teammates and no doubt he was the key player for Marc Wilmots’ team at the tournament in France.
Eden was born on 7 January, 1991 in La Louviere, Belgium and it is well known that his brother Thorgan Hazard is a professional football player as well. Eden Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker, who gave birth to their three children.
Highlighted Team (MOL Vidi):
Founded during the World War II (1941), MOL Vidi are a Hungarian football club who play their home games at Sostoi Stadion. The capacity of the venue is 14,201 and MOL Vidi will play Europa League games on the stadium in the 2018/2019 Europa League season.
The Hungarian side were producing thrilling displays under Marko Nikolic in the Champions League qualifiers, but they eventually failed to book their place in the group stages of the elite competition for the first time ever. It has to be noted that the club changed its name from Videoton to MOL Vidi in 2018. MOL Vidi won the national championship in the 2017/2018 season, with the team clinching their third domestic trophy.
Speaking of the club’s European success, MOL Vidi did well to make it to the UEFA Cup final in the 1984/1985 season, but star-studded Real Madrid eventually proved to be a big catch for the Hungarians. Los Blancos defeated Videoton 3-1 in the title game.