On March 16, Lille hosts Chelsea in a deep 0-2 Round of 16 Champions League hole. Lille played hard versus the Blues at Stamford Bridge, but Chelsea made zero mistakes. The Ligue 1 team must play one of their best matches of the season to lift past the Blues. Will Lille get it done or will Chelsea coast to the quarters? See below for Champions League odds, analysis, and a free pick for Lille versus Chelsea.
Chelsea vs Lille Betting Odds | UCL Round of 16 Analysis for 2nd Leg Match
Chelsea at Lille – UEFA Champions League Betting Info
- When: Wednesday, March 16 at 4:00 pm ET
- Where: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille, France
Why Chelsea will beat Lille
The Blues have rolled. Chelsea’s lone loss in their last 5 happened versus Liverpool. Not only that, but it happened via penalty kicks in the English Carabao Cup Final. Save for the loss to Pool, the Blues have dominated with wins over Luton City in an English FA Cup, a 4-0 beating of Burnley, a 3-1 victory over Norwich, and a 1-0 win against Newcastle. The Blues are ready to make it to their second straight CL Quarterfinals.
Chelsea Last 5
- W – 1-0 vs. Newcastle
- W – 1-3 vs. Norwich City
- W – 0-4 vs. Burnley
- W – 3-2 vs. Luton City
- L – 0-0 vs. Liverpool
Chelsea predicted starting lineup
Why Lille will beat Chelsea
Since the 0-2 loss to Chelsea, Lille has rolled. The Ligue 1 squad shows 2 wins and a draw in their last 3. The 1-0 victory over Lyon and the 4-0 win versus Clermont Foot impressed big time. Don’t worry about the 0-0 draw with Saint-Etienne. Lille had a reason to bounce. With the bounce out of the way, Lille should be at their best versus the Blues.
Lille Last 5
- D – 0-0 vs. Saint-Etienne
- W – 4-0 vs. Clermont Foot
- W – 0-1 vs. Lyon
- L – 2-0 vs. Chelsea
- D – 0-0 vs. Metz
Lille Predicted Starting Lineup
- Ben Arfa
Lille vs Chelsea Betting Analysis
This happens on Lille’s pitch and that gives them an edge, but Chelsea is one of the top four soccer clubs on the planet. The Blues are as good as Manchester City, Liverpool, and Bayern Munich.
Teams like Chelsea don’t lose to squads like Lille. Although Lille will play well, Chelsea should win this.
Even though Thomas Tuchel’s squad doesn’t have to play aggressively, expect them to do just that. The best way to ensure a quarterfinals Champions League spot is to grab an early road goal and then coast to a 3 goals to 0 finish.
Tuchel’s squad will get the goal in the first half. Then, they will play defense, frustrate Lille, and cruise to victory. Don’t be surprised if the Blues win this by 2 goals to 0.
Champions League Pick: Chelsea