Chelsea FC - Lille OSC betting tip & odds comparison 22.02.2022
Betting Tip for matchday 1 of the 2021/2022 Champions League between Chelsea FC and Lille OSC. The game will be played at Stamford Bridge (London, England) on 22.02.2022 at 21:00.
Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 1-0 on Saturday to go six games unbeaten (W5, D1) despite what manager Thomas Tuchel called a ‘lacklustre’ performance immediately following their FIFA Club World Cup (CWC) success. Continuing on Tuesday, Chelsea will be looking to extend their five-game winning streak in all competitions when they welcome Lille to Stamford Bridge in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
Chelsea are on a five-game winning run, although two of those victories came in extra-time. None of the performances were particularly impressive, but the Blues remain competitive in three cup competitions, having lifted two trophies this term.
However, for ‘Blues’ fans, this is their first opportunity to cheer on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as CWC champions, and as they’ve only ever lost one home European game against French opponents (W6, D3) they’ll be optimistic their side can set the tie up here. More cause for hope comes from the fact that Chelsea have won each of their last five UCL matches here ‘to nil’!
Over in France, Lille find themselves languishing in mid-table – 23 points behind first-place Paris Saint-Germain. Needless to say, their title defence ended a long time ago. The defending Ligue 1 champions have only managed to win nine of their 25 league matches this term, recording nine draws and seven defeats along the way.
However, it’s fair to say that Lille’s domestic performances have not been as good as their Champions League displays this season. As Lille finished top of Group G after picking up three wins, two draws and one loss during the group stage.
- COACH: Thomas Tuchel
- MISSING PLAYERS: Chilwell (Crutiate ligament injury), Hudson-Odoi (Knock), Mount (Ankle injury), James (Hamstring injury)
- COACH: Jocelyn Gourvennec
- MISSING PLAYERS: None
Our Chelsea vs. Lille Betting Tips
The Blues beat Lille 2-1 in France before replicating that result on home soil. Tuchel’s men can take confidence from that. Given the contrasting form of these two sides, Chelsea are expected to rack up a hefty first-leg advantage on Tuesday. For that reason, first of our betting tips for today is that, Chelsea will score over 2.5 goals on their way to dispatching Lille.
Secondly, Chelsea will hope to get the job done from this first leg, as a result, should be on a high press from the start of the game which should result to chelsea featuring at least 7 corners in this match. Take advantage of the mobile betting experience with the BetFox App to maximise your winnings.