Chelsea will continue its quest for another Champions League title when it visits LOSC Lille on Wednesday in a Round of 16 matchup in the UEFA Champions League. Chelsea, the defending champion of this event, upended Lille 2-0 in the teams’ first leg and now the setting shifts to France. Lille needs to win by two goals on Wednesday in order to force extra time, while winning by three goals would advance it to the quarterfinals. A win, draw or a one-goal loss would advance Chelsea to the next round. You can see what happens when you stream the match live on Paramount+.
Kickoff from Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille, France is set for 4 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chelsea as the -112 favorite (risk $112 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Chelsea vs. Lille odds, while Lille is a +320 underdog. A draw is priced at +250 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Wednesday’s match will be streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Lille vs. Chelsea
- Chelsea vs. Lille date: Wednesday, March 16
- Chelsea vs. Lille time: 4 p.m. ET
- Chelsea vs. Lille streaming: Paramount+
UEFA Champions League picks for Lille vs. Chelsea
Before you tune in to Wednesday’s match, you need to see the Chelsea vs. Lille picks from SportsLine’s soccer expert Jon Eimer. Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.
For Chelsea vs. Lille, Eimer is backing under 2.5 goals at -130 odds. Whenever a team has a multi-goal aggregate lead, the tendency is to protect that lead by playing with caution. Chelsea won’t feel obligated to push forward and that will create fewer goal-scoring opportunities for the club.
Also, Lille’s defense is playing as well as it has all season, so a passive Chelsea attack shouldn’t have many chances to find the back of the net. The French club has posted clean sheets in its last five league games and it has allowed just 0.86 goals per match through its seven Champions League contests.
While Lille’s offense will be pushing forward heavily, Chelsea counters with perhaps the best defense in the world. It has allowed the fewest goals (four) in the UCL and the second-fewest (19) in the Premier League. Across all competitions, Chelsea is allowing just 0.67 goals per match, which has Eimer highly confident in backing under 2.5 total goals.
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