Chelsea vs. Lille
Chelsea vs. Lille

Chelsea prevailed 2-0 over Lille in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 matchup, and the two will reconvene on Wednesday. That earlier result is part of a 10-match unbeaten streak for Chelsea across all competitions, although it could lose to Lille on Wednesday and still advance in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League. Lille needs to make up two goals to force extra time, while the French club winning by three goals would advance it 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. Lille’s games are naturally low-scoring, as five of its last six contests have seen under 2.5 total goals. That trend has also appeared in its previous Champions League matches, as its seven UCL games have averaged just 1.86 combined goals.

Chelsea has no incentive to push forward in this game since it’s nursing a two-goal aggregate lead. It’s also been involved in defensive battles during its UCL run, as the six games in which GK Edouard Mendy has started have averaged 2.1 total goals scored.

“With already a 2-0 lead over Lille, we should expect to see park-the-bus style tactics coming out of [Manager Thomas] Tuchel’s men, and when you have arguably the best keeper in the world between the posts in Mendy, this is a solid strategy,” Eimer told SportsLine.


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