Qarabag FK vs Chelsea: Match Preview & Prediction

November 22nd, 2017

Team News

 Qarabag FK

  • Dino Ndlovu is back from suspension and may go straight back into the starting XI.
  • Mahir Madatov will hope to return from injury at home to Chelsea on Wednesday.
  • Ibrahim Sehic was sent off at the weekend but is free to feature here if picked.

 

 Chelsea

  • Chelsea are expected to miss Victor Moses and Michy Batshuayi for Wednesday’s match away to Qarabag.
  • David Luiz has not featured in Chelsea’s last two games but could return here if Antonio Conte looks to shuffle his pack.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Chelsea‘s last 6games (UEFA Champions League).

Qarabag FK have failed to win their last 5 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Prediction

  • Qarabag have had a player sent off in four of their last six matches and will need to keep a lid on things here to have any chance of success. They had no chance of progress in Group C after being drawn with Chelsea, Roma and Atletico Madrid, but did hold Atletico to two draws.
  • However, Chelsea thrashed Qarabag 6-0 at Stamford Bridge back in September and it would be a huge shock if Antonio Conte’s side didn’t win comfortably. They are currently one point behind Group C leaders Roma with two games remaining and will secure a spot in the next round with a win here.
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Besiktas vs  FC Porto: Match Preview & Prediction

November 21st, 2017

Team News

 Besiktas

  • Caner Erkin and Tolgay Arslan are both one booking away from suspension for the home side.
  • Jeremain Lens came off at half-time in Friday’s 0-0 draw with Akhisarspor and may not feature here as a result.
  • Pepe failed to recover from injury sustained during the international break to feature against Akhisarspor and he remains a doubt.
  • Anderson Talisca and Oguzhan Ozyakup are battling for a spot in the team on Tuesday.

 

 FC Porto

  • Sérgio Oliveira and Danilo Pereira are one booking away from a one-match ban.
  • Moussa Marega, Otávio, Tiquinho Soares and Fabiano are still injury concerns for the away side.

Match Facts

There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Porto‘s last 4games (UEFA Champions League).

Besiktas are undefeated in 9 of their last 10 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Porto have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Prediction

  • Besiktas are four points clear of Porto in Group G and know a point would be good enough to secure top spot. They are unbeaten in Europe this season, winning three of their first four matches.
  • Porto are currently second but could drop down to third if RB Leipzig beat Monaco in the group’s other game. Porto lost the reverse match 3-1 at home.
  • Besiktas are unbeaten in seven matches but are struggling to convert ties into wins at the moment, drawing four games in that run. However, they know a point is all they need at this stage and that bodes well for the home side.
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