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Chelsea vs PAOK Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

22:06 EAT 29/11/2018
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The Blues' European campaign has seen few goals scored and we think backing a game of little action at Stamford Bridge offers plenty of value

Chelsea head into their penultimate game in Group L with the luxury of having already secured qualification to the knockout stages.

Four wins from four mean Maurizio Sarri's men need just a point against PAOK to guarantee top spot but the Greek outfit head to Stamford Bridge needing a win, after losing unexpectedly last time out to Videoton. 

Latest odds

Chelsea are one of the shortest priced favourites in this round of matches with the Blues offered at just 7/25 (1.28) for the win with 888Sport.

PAOK lost their last away match in Hungary against Videoton, but won 4-1 in their other away game against BATE Borisov. The side from Salonika are offered at 10/1 (11.00) with the draw priced at 23/5 (5.60).

Team news

Eden Hazard will not be risked and Victor Moses is out, whilst Ethan Ampadu is unlikely to feature.

Sarri could opt to give Willy Caballero some minutes in goal, while the reserve back four of Davide Zappacosta, Gary Cahill, Andreas Christiansen and Emerson Palmieri is likely to get a run out once more.

PAOK defender Fernando Varela picked up a slight knock in the weekend win over Atromitos but is likely to be fit enough to start.

Preview

PAOK arrive in west London five points clear at the top of the Greek Super League and domestically they have been practically flawless, collecting 29 points from a possible 33.

In Europe they have suffered back to back defeats to Videoton which has complicated their progression, yet they are a confident side who on matchday one restricted Chelsea to a 1-0 win in Salonika.

Few sides win at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea are unbeaten this season, but there is every reason to think that PAOK can once again restrict Chelsea to a low scoring game. 

Tips and predictions

In their four Europa League matches this season, Chelsea have scored just six goals and conceded one. Three of those games have seen under 2.5 goals and a repeat is priced at an extremely healthy looking 27/20 (2.35).

This selection has also paid out in three of PAOK's four games in Group L and comfortably won when the sides met in Greece in September. 

Under 2.5 goals at 27/20 (2.35) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport